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We are always told that we need to be forgiving. What in the world is forgiveness anyway? Patricia Taylor shares what she has learned about what forgiveness is, what it isn't, and how it works.

In today's video from the Soul Care Collective, Dr. Catherine Stonehouse explains why it's important to keep children in worship services, and how it's possible to keep them engaged in compelling ways.

"The good news is that beneath this wilderness is the creative Spirit of God beckoning us toward transformation." Kathy Milans encourages us to stay the course and walk through the wilderness with Christ, trading the discomfort for transformation.

The marriage relationship between a man and a woman is a reflection of a deeper and more profound mystery: the unity of Christ and the church. According to Paul, this unity is for the purpose of Christ making His church holy (cf. Ephesians 5:27). If marriage is to reflect this dynamic between the Lord and the church, we have to conclude that holiness is also an integral part of the purpose of God’s presence and work in the marriage relationship.

It all was so seductive. Wasn't I loving others by helping them? Didn't they really need my help? Isn't it selfish to put my eyes on life? Satan knew just how to trap me in this game. Kathy Milans shares her journey toward healthy boundaries.

You know that famous Wesleyan question, “how is it with your soul?” Does anyone else find it to be a daunting icebreaker? I have often heard from small group leaders that it can be a challenge to get their groups to go beyond surface conversations or fill in the blank Bible studies.

Will you sit with the helpless ones and hear their cries even if you are powerless to break through the walls that bind them? Will you sit and ache with them so they don’t suffer alone? Will you honor the cries that no one else hears and give validity to their pain? Will you face death with a tenacious hope that resurrection is always possible?

Whether you are a clinical counselor, a pastor, or even just someone trying to care for your own soul, there will be something here for you.

http://youtu.be/ctX8lRAjcMI John Wesley on the Soul: Interview with Kenneth Collins and Kathy Milans

This morning’s newspaper carries a curious headline: “HEALING ON HOLD” The reference is to a community of people who couldn’t heal from the trauma of the...

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