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What a Godly Man Finds Beautiful

by Anonymous Warrior Poet

An Introduction from Leslie Ludy:A number of years ago, our Christian publishing company arranged for Eric and me to be guests on a “Christian” radio show to promote one of our books on purity. But as soon as I got on the phone, I knew something wasn’t right.


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How to Be a Christ-Centered Friend
Biblical Keys to Truly Healthy Companionship

by Leslie Ludy

As I watched Eric’s red Toyota Camry pull out of my parents’ driveway, my heart soared with spiritual inspiration.  It was the third time that Eric had driven me home from the music studio where we were both taking lessons.


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Treating Him as a Christian
Displaying Christ-like Love to Your Spouse

by Heather Cofer

Before my husband and I got married, a lot of people offered us practical advice. Some of it was excellent, and some was … not so excellent.


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The Comparison Game
The Pitfalls of Playing Me vs. Her

by Jasmin Howell

I couldn’t focus. My thoughts were zoned in on how much prettier she was than me. So much taller, more put together, her hair more perfect, her clothes more elegant, her manner reserved and poised. I momentarily took an inventory of myself. Bouncy, out-of-control curls, old comfy jeans, layered sweaters, and chunky handmade hemp jewelry.


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The Return of Honorable Manhood
How Women Can Inspire Men Toward a Higher Standard

by Leslie Ludy

I’ll never forget the moment when I knew — really knew — that Eric Ludy was different from every other guy I’d known. It happened on a warm summer morning in the Rocky Mountains. Our church group had gathered for a two-hour hike through a rambling forest trail. Eric and I fell into step beside each other as branches and leaves crackled under our fee


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Honoring Authority
Regaining the Lost Art of Godly Respect

by Leslie Ludy

The youth room resounded with clamor as twenty rambunctious teens flopped onto garage-sale couches and tattered beanbags.


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Four Ways to Prepare for a Successful Marriage
Or Strengthen the One You Already Have

by Leslie Ludy

Our modern world is overflowing with trendy new ways to help you find a spouse and build a successful, satisfying relationship. But do these methods really work? Do they actually lead to true and lasting love? If you’ve ever asked these question, you are not alone.


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Guarding Against Gossip
Honoring Others with Every Word

by Leslie Ludy

...[The tongue] is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  With it, we bless our God...Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing.


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Pointing Others to Jesus
How to Cultivate Christ-Centered Relationships

by Leslie Ludy

I can't believe we are actually going to our first party as a married couple! I told Eric happily as our old-but-faithful Toyota pulled into the circular driveway of our friends' house.


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Calvary Love
A Brand New Series from Set Apart Girl

by Leslie Ludy

One of the most powerful, convicting, and inspiring messages I’ve ever encountered is found in the pages of a little booklet called If written by Amy Carmichael — a missionary to India in the early 1900s.  In the introduction to the book, she explains how a difficult situation in her life caused her to ask the question, “What do I know of Calvary love?”  She began


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Why I Don't Want to Marry a Church Girl

by Anonymous Warrior Poet

I Have a Secret Confession.I’ve thought a lot about it over the years and need to get it out in the open. Once you hear it, you may call me crazy. You likely won’t understand what I mean, but it’s still true. I’ve talked with other warrior poets over the years and many of them agree with me.Okay, okay. I won’t put it off any longer.


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Humility
The Only Path that Leads to True Honor.

by Heather Cofer

The auditorium buzzed with noise and activity as people arrived and found their seats, waiting for the high school musical to begin. I had been invited to attend the event with two girls who were several years older than me, which, at fifteen, was a huge honor. As the three of us chatted together, a woman named Cindy* (the former youth leader of one of the girls I was with) came up to say hello.