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If You’re Waiting on God, Here Are Four Things You Should Do

While driving through a pastoral area last week in rural Florida, I was enjoying the peaceful scenery of cows, horses and the occasional pygmy...

What Do You Do When Nobody Gets You?

It seems I’ve been misunderstood my whole life. I was an extremely shy kid, but some thought I was just a snob. Fast forward...

Find Freedom In Admitting: Yes, I’m a Hot Mess

Last Saturday, I took a break from yard work and ran to Starbucks for a cup of coffee. While getting my coffee, a lady...

Tiger Mom, Amy Chua, on Why Nigerian Americans Are More Successful than Black Americans

Amy Chua has a theory about why black Americans groomed in this West African culture are more accomplished. Plus, those hilarious spoofs parodying Nigerian...

New Study Claims Pornography Addiction Does Not Exist, But Morality in Media Is Standing...

A new paper purporting to demonstrate that pornography addiction does not exist has been rebutted by a noted neuroscientist, Dr. Donald Hilton, MD, in...

How to Spend Six Months In Europe

Europe is a popular destination year-round, and it becomes all the more popular as the temperatures rise and students and families opt to travel...

Some Alcoholics Anonymous Chapters are Abandoning Organization’s Religious Foundation

Three floors above a Manhattan street of loading docks and coffee shops, in a functional room of folding chairs and linoleum tile, a man...

Made to Shine: The World Needs You to Cross Your Own Olympic Finish Line

Fifth grade track meet. I was a favorite for the 100-meter sprint. The crowd was exhilarating! A whopping twenty or so parents piled on...

Yes, You Should ‘Do What You Love’; But When Work Is Worship, Christians Get...

"You won't see me here often," another mom informs me last fall, on the first day of school. "I work." Inside, I silently rise to...

Unleash Your Clout: 10 Ways to Have a Significant Impact on Others

Editor's Note: The following is a report on the practical applications of Jenni Catron’s new book Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence (Thomas...

Success, Motivation, and Goals: 12 Good Reasons Why You Should Keep a Journal

For years I've kept a journal to chronicle my life, plan for my dreams and strategize my goals. It is one of the important...

Is Valentine’s Day a Lose-Lose Holiday?

Valentine's Day is lame. The holiday designed to celebrate love somehow makes most of us feel dissatisfied with our relationships or defensive about our...

Valentine’s Day or Not, Three Important Lessons from the Habits of Happily Married Couples

It's not unusual for couples to find themselves sitting in front of the TV with their kids on Valentine's Day, the supposed most romantic...

Former Polygamist Wife says, ‘It’s Like Living in Adultery Where the Other Woman Comes...

A former sister wife has spoken out against the polygamous lifestyle, following a new federal ruling that decriminalizes the practice in Utah. Marion Munn moved...

Everything has Gone Digital, Including Domestic Abuse

More girls are reporting their boyfriends stalk them via text message or threaten to humiliate them with social media. What starts in cyberspace rarely...

Advice from Olympians to Help You Pursue Your Dreams

What would you pursue if you knew you could not fail? Regardless of the obstacles you may feel are in your way, science has proven...

Study Finds that Most Americans Would Choose Their Smartphones, Their TVs, or the Internet...

Smartphones are now sexier than sex. Americans would rather skip the act than give up their phones, televisions or Internet connections, a new study says. Just...

Here Are 7 Ways Wives Unknowingly Injure Their Husbands

I was talking to a man the other day. He’s injured. Not severely. He will survive. Hopefully. The wounds aren’t deep. Right now. But,...

7 Ideas for Those Spending Valentine’s Day Alone

1. Indulge in yourself. Since Valentine’s Day is all about love, spending the day loving yourself makes perfect sense. Leave an hour early from...

Why Finding the Right Way to Moisturize Your Face Is Important

Skincare can be one of the most confusing things in life. While a Google search may tell you it's OK to embrace essential oils,...