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Purity

Beyond Promise Rings
Cultivating Purity that Lasts

by Leslie Ludy

Stacey’s eyes overflowed with regretful tears as she watched the lovely bride walk down the aisle in her dazzling white gown. She tried to concentrate on the wedding ceremony but couldn’t keep thoughts of shame and remorse from filling her mind. How would she feel at her own wedding someday, wearing a white dress but inwardly knowing she had given away her purity?


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Free from the Past
How to Fully Receive God's Forgiveness

by Leslie Ludy

Regret. Shame. Unworthiness. Those were the emotions washing over me as I sat on my bed with my Bible in my lap. I had just read the words, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our [sins] from us” (Ps. 103:12). But that verse felt more like wishful thinking than reality.


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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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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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White As Snow
Experiencing God's Restoration from Sexual Sin and Abuse

by Leslie Ludy

Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little. Luke 7:47Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.


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Training Up a Lil' Hero

by Leslie Ludy

Last week Harper (age 4) decided that she wanted to kiss Hudson “on the lips” instead of just on the cheek. She proposed the idea as we were all eating breakfast. “Can I kiss Hudson on the lips?” she asked, her expression filled with childlike innocence.


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Looking Away from Worthless Things

by Leslie Ludy

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about Psalm 119:37: "Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in your way."God asks us to meditate upon things that are true, right, noble, pure, excellent, lovely and praise-worthy (see Philippians 4:8).  But in today&rsq


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A Glorious Invitation

by Leslie Ludy

True set-apartness is about more than just coming away from the world and sinful behavior patterns.  It’s also about responding to the most amazing invitation you will ever receive - an invitation to come away with Jesus.  He stands ready to gently take your hand and lead you aw


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A God-Scripted Engagement
Honoring Christ as You Approach Your Wedding Day

by Leslie Ludy

Not long ago Eric and I sat down with a soon-to-be-married couple that had gone from a vibrant, Christ-centered, God-scripted romance to an impure, mediocre, run-of-the-mill “Christian” relationship in a matter of weeks. Selfish desires had taken over, Jesus Christ had been pushed to the back burner, and it didn’t take long for the fairy tale sparkle to disappear.