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Should We Bring Sexy Back? Guest Posts | July 27, 2015 . By The Porch
Last week JP posted an awesome response to the question, “Should a single Christian woman desire to be sexy?”  When he initially asked me that question though, my first thought was, ̶
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Should Single Christian Women Desire to Feel Sexy? From JP | July 20, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
It seems that most women (including most Christians) dress, primp, manicure, shape, tan, exercise, spray, polish, and paint in order to feel sexy. I am not taking issue with those rituals themselves,
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10 Things to Remember When You’re Angry From JP | July 13, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Much of my life has been marked by outbursts of anger. Something would happen, my words would get out of control, I’d explode, and relationships would end. In fact, to this day I’m still trying to
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God’s Opinion, Not Todd’s Opinion From JP | July 6, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
The past 10 years at Watermark have afforded me the opportunity to hear quite a few church leaders talk through the best practices they’ve learned along the way. Our staff has brought in leaders lik
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Social media blew up on Friday with rainbow pictures, hateful words, and a lot of strong opinions around homosexuality and same-sex marriage because of the SCOTUS ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
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True Freedom From JP | June 29, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Every 4th of July, our country celebrates freedom and independence—independence from the king and country that once ruled over us. Freedom has always been a core value in America. It’s the general
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How to Live in a Post-Christian America From JP | June 22, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Recent Pew research shows the number of people in the U.S. who describe themselves as Christians has declined pretty sharply in recent years, dropping from 78.4% in 2007 to 70.6% in 2014. (For Millenn
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God’s Will for You From JP | June 15, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
People sometimes ask me for advice about how to determine God’s will for their lives. It can range from the big, broad questions (“What does God want me to do with my life?”) to more specific de
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Some of my favorite spiritual conversations are the ones I have with atheists, agnostics, religious skeptics, and other “science first” kinds of thinkers. And, as you’d expect, the conversation
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Get Married Already From JP | June 8, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
We hear it all the time: Millennials (my generation) are getting married later in life, if they get married at all. The average age at which people first get married has increased by about 7 years sin
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