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  • God's Primary Goal for Your Children

    June 02, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    We’re living in an age when it’s becoming more and more challenging to raise mature, godly kids. And with so much competing information out there about how to be a good mom or dad, it can be really confusing. When we finally figure out what we think we’re supposed to be doing as parents, what we come to realize is that we actually don’t know how – much less believe – we can do it.

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  • God's Plan for Your Marriage

    May 16, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    One of the greatest desires in the human heart is to have a good marriage and feel truly connected to our spouse. But most of us don’t know how. Why? We don’t know what marriage really is.

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  • Do You Know the Difference Between Love and Sex?

    February 03, 2014 — Chip Ingram

    Are you tired of relationships that don’t work? Do you long to find that special person you really connect with and have the kind of sexual intimacy that you’ve always dreamed of? I want you to know that it is possible. God even has a plan for this -- and the key to experiencing His plan is to know the difference between love and sex.

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  • The Christmas Gift that Money Can't Buy

    November 30, 2013 — Chip Ingram

    Most of us give gifts at Christmas time. But do you ever wonder why you give particular gifts? I believe that sometimes we give just to meet a basic need…like when we give our kids socks or underwear. Other gifts we give to make us the hero or to impress our friends. And then there are the gifts that we give to the people we care about the most, and it completely changes their life.

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  • The Vital Role of a Father

    May 23, 2013 — Chip Ingram

    Fatherlessness is the most harmful demographic trend of this generation. It’s the engine driving America’s most crucial social problems including crime, adolescent pregnancy, sexual abuse of children and domestic violence against women. Yet despite its scale and social consequences, fatherlessness is a problem that is frequently ignored.

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  • How to Be a Positive Parent in a Negative World

    May 13, 2013 — Chip Ingram

    Now more than ever, it’s tough being a parent in such a negative world. Our kids today are living in a world that is uncertain, fearful, and violent. And the stakes have never been higher. One small slip-up and a young person can find his or her life permanently altered. One wrong decision and a few years later they can end up HIV positive or caught up in a destructive cycle of drugs and alcohol.

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  • Why We Wound Others with Our Words

    February 19, 2013 — Chip Ingram

    Has anyone ever said something about you that was untrue, misinformed, negative or judgmental? Has anyone ever said something about you behind your back and you found out about it later? Few things in this world have the power to ruin a relationship like critical, accusing, defaming, hostile, inaccurate or even slanderous words.

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  • Marriage is a Holy Covenant, not a Contract

    February 05, 2013 — Chip Ingram

    Is your marriage, or the marriage of someone you know, in trouble? Perhaps you’ve been thinking of throwing in the towel and leaving your spouse. Maybe you’ve often said, “If only he or she would shape up and start doing this, this and this…then our marriage would be better.” And then, when nothing changes you feel like giving up.

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  • Responding In Love

    January 04, 2013 — Chip Ingram

    There are three facts that are true about every person on this planet. First: we all fail. Second: we all have legitimate needs and desires for love, significance, security, and purpose. And third: in a fallen world, our failures are often an attempt to fulfill these legitimate needs and desires the wrong way.

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  • God’s Instructions for Being a Great Parent

    September 20, 2012 — Chip Ingram

    Some of the greatest joys you’ll ever experience on this planet will have to do with your children… and some of the greatest sorrows you’ll ever experience on this planet will have to do with your children. If you are anything like me when I was parent, you’ve probably experienced your fair share of frustration and confusion about what it really takes to be a good parent. At some point, you’ve probably struggled with figuring out the right way of relating to or disciplining your children, whether they’re young or almost grown.

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