Category Archives: Thriving in Family Life

What is the Pattern Among Fallen Pastors?

Anytime someone falls into moral failure, it’s a punch in the gut for all of us.  And we are all vulnerable to that possibility, depending on several factors. In this post by Garrett Kell, a study by the late Dr. … Continue reading

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Does “Co-Habitation” Really Work?

Here’s an interesting article on a subject I broached some time ago, cohabitation of couples without marrying.  I took it from the angle of “biblical immorality.”  This article takes a look at what happens to people who co-habit based on … Continue reading

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How One Missionary Mother Handled Transition

A few years after we started the 1st Life Impact Oasis in Sunriver, Oregon, a missionary wife and mother, Denele Ivins, came to our Oasis for a personal Retreat.  She was in a major transition from mission field back into … Continue reading

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Do Cross-Cultural Challenges Sneak Up on You?

When we head out to live in another country, we have certain perceptions of how things will go.  Cultural adaptation won’t be so hard for us!  Then we live there for awhile, and things sneak up on us that have … Continue reading

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Sex and the Temple of the Holy Spirit

Over the weeks before cancer treatment started, we considered issues of sexuality.  What a force sex is in forming our cultures and world.  Here’s a further defining thought to sharpen our thinking on sexual morality from Walt Henrichsen’s daily devotional … Continue reading

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The Pornographic Revolution

Porn has always been around our world.  The Internet, however, has created access as never before, and has also mainstreamed pornography into many areas of life.  The “Tip of the Iceberg” is found in the tiny ads that even google

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Slow Down the Busyness and Thrive! (3.19)

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with busyness and out of time for other things you want to do?   Is your spouse suggesting, even pressuring you to slow down or spend more time with the family? Do you ever consider giving up … Continue reading

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“Belonging” — That Place of Security and Inner Peace

Missionaries, especially missionary kids, wrestle periodically with the issue of “belongingness.”  Where do I really belong?  Some of you reading this undoubtedly work among the homeless, and one of their

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In the Bush or Not, Visit the Alaska Oasis (5.14)

When we decided to start a Care Ministry to International Workers and Pastors, someone said to us, “You are going to a very beautiful place for this, a resort area, actually.  Why do Missionaries need such a nice retreat location … Continue reading

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Be Blessed This Holiday Season!

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