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What did Jesus mean by “Love your enemies”?

Can you help me understand these passages in light of how we are to treat the abuser? Jesus seems to teach us two diametrically opposed responses to those who do evil  — one of which is found in these verses. But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who …

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“If he repents seven times in one day, you must forgive him.” – Does this mean forgiveness is unconditional?

And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Pay …

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Does the Bible Command us to “Respect no matter what”?

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (Eph 5:33) Recently we received the following excellent email and question from a reader. This is what she wrote: I’m emailing you because I’ve been wondering a lot lately about what the opinion of …

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Does Unconditional Love Even Exist?

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10) Christians tend to make much out …

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Marriage Vows: What Are We Really Vowing to Do? (by one of our readers)

I, (name), take you, (name), to be my [opt: lawfully wedded] (husband/wife), my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in …

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Stormie Omartian doesn’t get it about domestic abuse

Oodles of books have been written advising Christian women how to have great marriages. Trouble is, most of them are clueless about the dynamics of domestic abuse so they give atrocious advice which could be toxic or life threatening to a victim of abuse. One such author is Stormie Omartian, whose book The Power of a …

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