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Four Ways to Prepare for a Successful Marriage
Or Strengthen the One You Already Have

by Leslie Ludy

Internet matchmaking services.  Dating apps.  Singles groups.  Compatibility tests.  Breakthrough secrets that promise to help you snare the man of your dreams in only two months.  Books that share the best flirting techniques.  Reality shows that turn romance into a fierce, drama-filled competition.Our modern world is overflowing with trendy new ways to help you find


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Loving not Judging

My best friends have started to make choices that I am not comfortable with.  How do I go about loving them and standing up for what I believe in without coming off as judging them or thinking I am "better" than them?


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Guarding Against Gossip
Honoring Others with Every Word

by Leslie Ludy

...[The tongue] is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  With it, we bless our god...Out of the same  mouth proceed blessing and cursing.


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Shyness

I am a shy person, which is something I am trying to overcome. This shyness sometimes makes it hard for me to be friendly and to properly love people. Can you give me some practical, day-to-day tips on how to overcome this?


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Pointing Others to Jesus
How to Cultivate Christ-Centered Relationships

by Leslie Ludy

“If I slip into the place that can be filled by Christ alone, making myself the first necessity to a soul instead of leading it to fasten upon Him, then I know nothing of Calvary love.” - Amy Carmichael“I can’t believe we are actually going to our first party as a married couple!” I told Eric happily as our old-but-faithful Toyota pulled into the circular dr


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Calvary Love
A Brand New Series from Set Apart Girl

by Leslie Ludy

One of the most powerful, convicting, and inspiring messages I’ve ever encountered is found in the pages of a little booklet called If written by Amy Carmichael—a missionary to India in the early 1900s.  In the introduction to the book, she explains how a difficult situation in her life caused her to ask the question, “What do I know of Calvary love?”  She began t


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Why I Don't Want to Marry a Church Girl

by Anonymous Warrior Poet

I Have a Secret Confession.I’ve thought a lot about it over the years and need to get it out in the open. Once you hear it, you may call me crazy. You likely won’t understand what I mean, but it’s still true. I’ve talked with other warrior poets over the years and many of them agree with me.Okay, okay. I won’t put it off any longer.


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Humility
The Only Path that Leads to True Honor.

by Heather Cofer

The auditorium buzzed with noise and activity as people arrived and found their seats, waiting for the high school musical to begin. I had been invited to attend the event with two girls who were several years older than me, which, at fifteen, was a huge honor. As the three of us chatted together, a woman named Cindy* (the former youth leader of one of the girls I was with) came up to say hello.


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Repaying Reviling with Love

by Heather Cofer

A few years ago I was watching an interview of a well-known atheist scientist. He was asked about his thoughts on Christian beliefs, and his countenance immediately displayed contempt.


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What Has God Taught You Personally About Forgiveness?
The Set Apart Girl Team Answers the Question

by Heather Coferthe setapartgirl TeamJess SchwartzJasmin Howell

Jess says:Unforgiveness and bitterness walk hand-in-hand. We often think that these two wily fellows can be kept contained in nice little pots, reserved to poison just one person, but that isn’t the case. They always spread to other parts of the garden of our heart and wreak havoc in our other relationships.