Tag: Dannah Gresh

Why I Wished I Hadn't Cussed At My Husband

By Dannah Gresh “A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness breaks the spirit!”(Proverbs 15:4) Sadly, I have learned this first hand.  Many years ago, Bob and I attended a week-long marriage retreat where we got some one-on-one time with a counselor. He claimed to be a Christian and I think he probably

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What You Must Know If Someone You Love Loud-Talks During Zoom Calls

By Dannah Gresh Does anyone in your house LOUD-TALK during a Zoom call? Before the swell of Zoom use in 2020, women had no forewarning of the reality that many men have an inability to talk at a normal tone when on a Zoom call, including my husband Bob! Confession: this made us talk loud

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Future Hope

All of us are going to die. Will you be content with how you’ve lived? I’ve got to be honest. This pandemic has me thinking a whole lot more about how incredibly finite I am. (Translation: I’m more aware that I’m going to die than I have ever been.)  I don’t think that’s bad. In

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Be Still

There’s an appropriate human response to God’s divine providence.  Do people see this quality in you? It seems that 2020 and 2021 are twins. Perhaps not identical, but for sure carrying some of the same DNA. They both seem to contain the genetic code for life-altering setbacks. Well, I’ll get right to the good news

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Do The Next Right Thing.

People Are Watching You Do The Next Right Thing. (Or not.) I needed a massage. Ok, let me correct that sentence: I wanted a massage. Somehow it seemed like just the comfort I needed to give me the “umph” to get through yet another week of pandemic decision- and opinion-fatigue. But I’d travelled outside of

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I Cried Today.

Do you need permission to grieve? I want to be as transparent as I can so that you can avoid a trap I’ve fallen into. Bitterness has me in its bonds and I’m fighting to get out. As we come to the anniversary of the first time most of us heard the word coronavirus, I

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What Every Mom Needs to Know about Her Daughter’s Emotions

In recent years, I traveled across the country to eleven cities, made coffee, and invited mothers of tween daughters to tell me how I could encourage them as they seek to raise girls. One thing really has moms freaked out: emotions. Words mothers used to describe their daughters included insecure, embarrassed, confused, stressed out, angry,

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A Modern Understanding of Ancient Truths

More than once, I'm sure you've been told that the Bible’s view of sex is old fashioned. It happened so long ago that there's no way it could possibly be relevant to what we're facing today! So we did some digging and decided that before we look at this “old-fashioned” essay by the Apostle Paul

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Lies Young Women Believe: What I Do Now Doesn't Affect the Future.

Recently, a young female celebrity who was once a sweet-faced child star was in trouble (again) for being drunk. Magazines displayed photos of her passed out in a car after a night of hard partying. Her fans quickly came to her defense. One wrote: People really need to ease up on the girl. If every

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