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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
6 Weakest Excuses Christians Use to End Their Marriages
couple fighting Ben and Marie (not their real names) have been together for 12 years and they have three children. Their marriage was never perfect, and their arguments never stopped—mainly because they never had enough money to pay their bills. In the end, Marie decided to end the marriage simply because, she claimed, God "told her" to divorce. A few months later, God "told her" to move in with another man.

The church today is full of stories like this. While there are certainly justifiable and biblical reasons for ending a marriage (see my column from May 28, 2014), way too many believers are taking the easy road to divorce and paving the way for others with their bad examples. This has become a special problem in some charismatic circles because we believe in hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit. Today, it's convenient to blame the Holy Spirit for our bad choices by saying "God told me to do it."

Here are the six most common bad excuses I've heard recently from people who chose the easy road to divorce instead of the narrower path to healing:

1. " We never should have married in the first place. " Couples who are in love can make foolish decisions, for sure. Some hurriedly elope without any pre-marital counseling, while others aren' t financially ready— so marriage becomes a nightmare of stress and unpaid bills. Once you choose to marry you must assume the responsibility of adulthood. read more
Church & Ministry
Singing in church
4 Ways to Kill Church Worship Fast

Even when the chipper "worship leader" in contemporary churches bounds on stage and predictably beckons everyone to "stand and worship," the people compliantly obey the stand command, but then they turn into mute mannequins.

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Men
depressed man
'I'm Ashamed to Admit I Have a Problem With Masturbation'

No Christian should ever be ashamed to admit they have a problem with masturbation. There's hope and victory in Jesus!

Spiritual Growth
Apostle Paul
10 Characteristics of Christ's True Apostles

Paul warned that there were some who were masquerading as apostles of Christ. Bishop Joseph Mattera outlines keys to discerning between apostles of churches and apostles of Christ.

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Health
What's Really Causing That Belly Fat, and What You Can Do About It

If you are dieting and exercising and still can't get rid of that stubborn doughnut around your mid-section, this could be the reason.

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