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The Theological Implications of Addiction | Episode 23

2022-06-14T17:16:09-06:00Categories: Embracing the Culture, Episodes, Family as a Force Multiplier, Stages of Growing as a Christian|

What does scripture say about addiction? Can a Christian have an addiction? What does a biblical approach to recovery look like? Isn't Jesus enough? Our guest is Dr. John Thorington—a licensed professional counselor and is also certified as a Sexual Recovery Therapist by the American Association of Sex Addiction Therapy.

Love Languages for Military Couples | Episode 016

2020-01-31T11:25:05-07:00Categories: Episodes, The Military Spouse|

What comes to mind when you hear “Acts of Service?” How about “Words of Affirmation” or “Quality Time?” You might recognize them as 3 of the 5 love languages from the popular book first written by Dr. Gary Chapman back in 1995. In this episode, OCF managing editor Karen Fliedner chats with Jocelyn Green about Finding Your Love Language…at the intersection of faith, family, and profession.

Unique stressors of the military family

2018-06-08T05:49:14-06:00Categories: Family, Transitions|

Like you, my husband, Steve, and I know what it’s like for our marriage to have to go into survival mode during extended periods of separation. We know the pressure of caring for children in the midst of huge transitions. We know the challenge of supporting each other when our own personal resources are depleted.

Speak my language

2018-06-27T14:11:44-06:00Categories: The Military Spouse|

Marriage is hard enough for the everyday civilian. But add in the unique challenges of deployments, frequent moves, and high-pressure situations, and it’s no wonder military marriages are under stress.

From Mid to Married to Mom

2018-06-23T15:30:46-06:00Categories: The Military Spouse|

We’ve been through a lot in our four short years of marriage, but it’s been exciting to look back and see how God has been a part of it all, especially in the last two years. God poured out countless blessings on my husband in the pursuit of his dreams, making it through the arduous training without any major injuries or setbacks. I couldn’t be prouder of him!

Share My Calling

2018-11-27T10:43:51-07:00Categories: Challenges and Opportunities of Deployment|

When Rob shared his vision with me, I had been an Army wife for nearly eleven years—all of our marriage. I would have described myself as supportive of his career. I understood a fair amount about the military, had attended countless functions, and attempted to make the most out of each move. Wasn't that enough? What else did he need from me?

Creating Your Financial Plan

2018-06-27T14:46:54-06:00Categories: Financial Stewardship|

In Part 3, financial goals are the basis of personal financial planning. A great many people are working hard to save and invest, but do not have a plan, or at least not one sufficiently specific to assess progress.

What is Stewardship?

2018-06-27T14:45:40-06:00Categories: Financial Stewardship|

In Part 1, we ask: What do you think of when you hear someone mention stewardship? Money, talents, or ownership? For many, money is the first thing on their minds and that often leads to uncomfortable feelings.

Investing & Markets

2018-06-27T14:49:20-06:00Categories: Financial Stewardship|

In Part 5, to get beyond tithing and on to gifting you need to multiply His blessings. This is the purpose of investing, and the better we do it, the more we can give back to His work.

Smart Christian Giving

2018-06-27T14:49:55-06:00Categories: Financial Stewardship|

In Part 6, God expects us to use what we need then multiply and return the rest. The blessings of stewardship are in the giving. Knowing when and how to do it is our responsibility.

Double Duty

2018-06-27T13:44:59-06:00Categories: The Military Spouse|

An excerpt from Hope for the Home Front: Winning the Emotional and Spiritual Battles of a Military Wife by Marshéle Carter Waddell.

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