The Right Way to Be Angry

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger… —Ephesians 4:26 ESV God gives us permission to be angry. Anger is as valid a human emotion as joy, sorrow, faith, and fear. But when an emotion like anger is suppressed because it is not validated, it will
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Sep 29, 2014

Bringing Out the Best

Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her…. —Ephesians 5:26-27 The Message “A wise woman,” Solomon wrote, “builds her home” (Proverbs 14:1 NLT). Because wise women build their homes, wise
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Sep 25, 2014

Your Wildest Dreams

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! —Ephesians 3:20 The Message Your heavenly Father loves you and your spouse intensely. He wants your marriage to succeed. In fact, He is “[expecting, looking, and longing] to be
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Sep 22, 2014

Speaking the Truth

…Speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ…. —Ephesians 4:15 NLT Speaking heaven’s language always means speaking the truth. But not every manner of speaking the truth is right. To speak God’s language means we speak the truth in love. Many couples err
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Sep 18, 2014

Project Update: Middle Eastern Refugees

Last week we shared a field update about how the giving of our partners has helped those affected by the aggressive actions of ISIS. We’re glad to say that the restrictions that limited us from sending additional support into Iraq have been lifted. You can now support these refugees by giving
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Sep 18, 2014

Choosing to Love

In Ephesians 5:28, Paul says that “husbands ought to love their wives” (NLT). The word ought stresses that this is a very strong obligation. The greater principle being communicated—one that applies to both husbands and wives—is that we are to love each other regardless of how we feel.
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Sep 15, 2014

The Language of Heaven

In every situation we face, we have a choice: will we speak the language of heaven or the language of earth? Earth articulates the apparent reality. Heaven speaks according to a higher Source of truth. “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far
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Sep 11, 2014

Traffickers Use Facebook to Find Victims

Social media is an amazing tool, but in the wrong hands, it can be used to draw vulnerable users into devastating situations. Such was the case in a recent rescue operation in Southeast Asia. One of our anti-trafficking field partners received a call from several women who wanted help escaping
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Sep 10, 2014

Field Update: Northern Iraq

We are committed to helping those who have been affected by the actions of ISIS. Because of the faithful, generous support of our partners, we were able to immediately respond with aid for Iraqi believers and refugees. The following is an update on the Iraqi situation from our international
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Sep 9, 2014
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