When it came to achievements on the playing field or sexual conquests, this author just wasn’t measuring up—and that caused him to doubt himself both as a person and a man. A turning point came when he began reevaluating his definition of what it means to be a man and choosing a new, spiritual sense of manhood as his model.
If you see people who are homeless, addicted to drugs, or otherwise struggling, what can you do? This author shares how praying through her own perception of others has made a difference.
A former weight lifter finds that what she learned from her coach about getting the full benefit of any exercise also applies to getting the most out of her prayers. In other words, when we pray, it’s not enough to go through the motions; we have to let God move our heart.
When a political conversation turns into a debate, how can you respond in a way that really helps? This writer got a surprising response when he asked himself that very question in the middle of a heated political discussion with a friend.
If you’re unsure how to talk about Christian Science with your friends, this author has some good insight: Instead of relying solely on your words, he says, let your life and your love for others do the talking.
Feeling ugly? So was this author. But it wasn’t a makeover, or new clothes, or a better haircut that helped her feel more beautiful. It was a better understanding of God.
We all have those thoughts. Do this. No, do that. But how do you know if it’s actually God giving you direction? This author offers a clear way of knowing exactly when God is talking to you and what His voice sounds like.
When this author looked around at her friends, all she could see were their wonderful qualities—and her own inadequacies. How could she learn to love herself? Prayer brought unexpected answers.
Feeling in a rut with prayer, or maybe like you don’t even know how to pray? Check out this article for a variety of practical ideas to get you going. After all, says this author, “Prayer is the most wonderful adventure ever.” You won’t want to miss out.
Why do bad things happen even if we’re praying a lot? This contributor shares how she wrestled with that question and came out with a deeper understanding of God’s omnipotence—and our God-given ability to overcome every challenge.