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Intervening in Crisis Marriages

During this global pandemic, one of the obvious results has been an increase in divorce. Relationships that were already weak are having a hard time sustaining the extra pressure. What can a church do when it becomes obvious a marriage is in crisis? Over the last few years, I have faced...

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Lessons from the Doves

In recent days, much of our life as we have known it has changed, and we have entered a new season. A season of waiting, wondering, and resting. Or perhaps a season of hardship, sorrow, and anxiety. During this time of the pandemic, and racial, civil, and political tensions, when...

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Defeating Despair

We’ve been cooped up now for several weeks and many of you haven’t had any real significant social contact in all that time. Some of you are not only cooped up, but laid off. Perhaps you have applied for unemployment benefits because your company has essentially shut down. Others of...

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Counseling a Fearful and Abused Wife

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Counseling+a+Fearful+and+Abused+Wife.mp3[/embed]   PDF Notes Today we will address counseling wives who are fearful in abusive situations. However, parts of this lecture can certainly be applied to a wife in any kind of fearful situation because the principles are the same. One of the primary responses to any kind of abuse is fear. And...

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Survivor, Cruise Ships, and Quarantine

Last year, a friend’s daughter was on the television reality show, Survivor. For those of you who don’t know, Survivor places approximately 20 individuals from different backgrounds in an isolated setting where they must work together to make shelter, gather food, and to win various rewards, all while trying to...

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Biblical Reasons Not to Worry

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Reason+The+Bible+Gives+to+not+Worry+-+Armond+Tiffe/Biblical+Reasons+Not+to+Worry.mp3[/embed]   PDF Notes We're all prone to worry from one degree to another. Do you remember the song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy"? The singer says that same phrase "Don't Worry, Be Happy" more than 20 times in one song, and it won awards and sold millions of songs. It must have struck...

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Fear in Pandemics

We are certainly facing problems in our culture today as we talk about pandemics. What I'm referring to at least in our current cultural context is COVID-19, the coronavirus. We have become very accustomed to those words and that language to describe this virus. It's interesting to me how easy...

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