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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.


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What Has God Taught You Personally About Forgiveness?
The Set Apart Girl Team Answers the Question

by Heather Coferthe setapartgirl TeamJess WhiteJasmin Howell

Jess says:Unforgiveness and bitterness walk hand-in-hand. We often think that these two wily fellows can be kept contained in nice little pots, reserved to poison just one person, but that isn’t the case. They always spread to other parts of the garden of our heart and wreak havoc in our other relationships.


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The Power of Forgiveness
Overcoming Evil with Good

by Leslie Ludy

It was 1942.The world was in turmoil as World War II broke out across the globe. Eighteen-year-old Peggy Covell waited anxiously at her home in America for news about her parents—missionaries to Japan who had fled to the Philippines after the war began. When she heard that the Japanese had overrun the Philippines, she feared the worst.


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His Way is Perfect
The Unmatched Beauty of a Romance Built by God

by Leslie Ludy

During most of my single years I was on a desperate search for true love. I was convinced that if I could only find the right guy—the knight in shining armor I’d always dreamed of—I would finally be happy and fulfilled. Despite my fairy tale ideals


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Inspiring Men Toward Honor
The Power of Protecting the Sacred

by Leslie Ludy

A friendly, pleasant warmth filled the kitchen as the group gathered around the center island, filling their cups with tea and hot apple cider and talking congenially. It was time for another Thursday evening Bible study and everyone was looking forward to a time of Christian fellowship and encouragement.