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Fifty Years of God’s Grace

Fifty Years of God’s Grace   My wife, Tara, reminded me earlier this year that I was turning 50 this month. Fifty! How did that happen? I have to tell…

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WCIC’s Marriage Celebration

A night of laughter and encouragement for your marriage! WCIC’s Marriage Celebration is back for one night only: Friday, July 23, 2021! We’ll be at Metamora Fields Golf Club in…

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You Had Me at Hello

You Had Me at Hello by Tara Buchanan   When we got our first dog, Wonder, a few years ago, we all loved to watch how excited she would get…

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A Christ-Centered Marriage

A Christ-Centered Marriage by Tara Buchanan Everyone wants the secret to a happy marriage. If you just do a, b, and c, your marriage will succeed. But we all know…

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Are You Also a Safety Freak?

Are You Also a Safety Freak? By Tara Buchanan Joe is pretty open with the fact that he’s the safety freak in our marriage. Usually every marriage has one. (If…

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Four Ways to Fight Fair

Four Ways to Fight Fair By Tara Buchanan   Be honest with yourself and each other. Do you ever find yourself bending the truth just slightly to suit your own…

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When Stress Pulls at Your Marriage

When Stress Pulls at Your Marriage By Tara Buchanan   Do you ever feel stressed out? Or lately, that there is no break from it? When stress hits our family,…

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Page 79 – Ryan Otto

Ryan Otto wanted the fairytale marriage and family he missed out on as a child. But he was paralyzed by the fear of choosing the wrong person or repeating his…

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Page 78 – Blake and Melinda Mattocks

We all want people to love and accept us. When they shower us with attention, it can be intoxicating.  But when they repeatedly reject us, the wounds can be deep…

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10 Easy At-Home Dates for Valentine’s Day

10 Easy At-Home Dates for Valentine’s Day By Tara Buchanan   1. Exchange love letters… new or old! If you have old cards or love letters (or emails!) you wrote,…

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Page 77 – Gracia Burnham

For missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham, a night of celebration turned into a nightmare. On May 27, 2001, they were kidnapped from a resort in the Philippines by the Abu…

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A Higher Priority

A Higher Priority by Tara Buchanan   Joe and I have loved parenting together – we had our four kids over nine years, and between pregnancy, nursing, toddlers, and then…

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