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A Mother's Hope

I watched in dreaded anticipation as the two women approached me in the waiting room. Today, Salem was being evaluated by his speech therapist, Maddie, and her supervisor, Susan, to see how he had progressed since starting therapy. Knowing what his original goals had been, I knew the results of his evaluation would not be good.      

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You're Under Surveillance

The Bible states we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses (Heb 12:1 NKJV). Surrounded implies there is a host of others watching us! In 2014, my wife and I visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the invitation of a pastor-friend who now leads the Gulf States Field in the Middle East. Our travel assignment included preaching at the Abu Dhabi church, and pastor-mentoring sessions. During our visit, we noticed security monitors in malls, hotels, grocery stores and parking garages, just like here at home.

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Healing Beyond Emotional Abuse

Topics on abuse and domestic violence have become increasingly popular in the news and social media, triggering discussions about appropriate and inappropriate behaviors in relationships. Sexual and physical abuse can be easily detected while emotional abuse leaves no visible scars to mark its impact, but its wounds destroy the core self and often take decades to surface.

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Lake Union Launches Project to Prevent and Confront Abuse in the Church

The Lake Union and its associated conferences have recently committed to participate in a ground-breaking initiative to deter, detect and hold accountable sexual and physical abuse that impacts the church. They are partnering with Abide Counseling, an Adventist network of counseling experts, to implement “Project Safe Church.”

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