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Oh no! My broken blog software has blocked all of your comments … PLEASE try again! Double entries if you try TODAY!

I’m SO sorry—I just learned that my blog software has been blocking all of your comments. Yeek! No wonder we’ve had even LESS comments than normal these days. Would you PRETTY PLEASE try one more time to Enter our Family’s Current WIN FREE STUFF GIVEAWAY by clicking through and leaving a comment on this post? I would be ever so …

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Free Peacemaking Materials (or Resources by Ed Welch, Elyse Fitzpatrick, David Platt, Tim Elmore and more!)

Happy Saturday-After-Thanksgiving to my blog readers in the United States! I hope your holidays were super fun and NOT filled with relational strife. But just in case there are some of you who might benefit from a little peacemaking help (or maybe you KNOW someone who might benefit from some peacemaking help), I thought I’d do a little Win Free Stuff …

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Just in case (like me!) you’re tempted to give yourself a “TOTAL BREAK” re: the HOLIDAYS and FOOD …

I know that not all of you struggle with the habitual sins of gluttony and/or turning to food for emotional/spiritual comfort (idolatry). So if you’re one of those people who are just looking forward to the treats and pleasures of this holiday season without concerns over your spiritual and physical health, I say—Hooray! Great. Enjoy and see ya’ in January. But for …

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Are you still closing your eyes to the real risk of child sexual abuse in your church?

In one of my most-read previous blog posts, I tackled a topic that I consider to be one of the most important topics in the church today: child sexual abuse … Child Abuse in the Church: Justice Can Be Grace After reading a link from Challies this morning (The Top Five Reasons Your Church Could Land in Court), I am only …

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Before You Criticize the Leaders, Besmirch the Fellowship, and Stomp Out of A Church …

As a Christian mediator who works in conflicted churches, it is a normal thing for me to spend hours with people who are disgruntled with their church leadership and members. I’ve listened to furious people and heart-broken people. I’ve taken notes as people shared off of the tops of their heads stories of deep pain and suffering in the church, …

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FREE Copy of “How People Change” by Paul Tripp and Tim Lane

      I can’t believe that Crossway is giving away Paul Tripp and Tim Lane’s (phenomenal!!) book, How People Change. But they are! This book would be in my list of the top ten books that have changed my life. I strongly urge you to get it now.    

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Wow! Redeeming Church Conflicts is SUPER CHEAP on Amazon right now!

I have no idea why Amazon is having this HUGE sale on my second book (Redeeming Church Conflicts), but they are: Redeeming Church Conflicts only $6.98 (with Amazon Prime!) and $3.99 Kindle This is MUCH cheaper than even I can buy it from my publisher as the author! If I had any extra cash right now, I’d stock up. Anyhoo … if you’ve …

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Momma Packing for a Complex Trip WITHOUT Yelling — Jesus Lives!

I remember as a child (before my parents were divorced) that we would almost always be on the receiving end of a LOT of yelling on the way to something that was supposed to be fun: a birthday party, a Girl Scout camping trip, an extended Kroncke or Klena family holiday gathering. It was awful! We’d all (finally) be in the …

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