Don’t Give Up On Your Marriage

dont_give_up_on_your_marriage by Kyle Idleman

As a pastor, I have many conversations with people where the bottom-line message they need to hear is, “Don’t give up.” Different people need to hear that reminder in different ways, but I want to encourage you specifically: Don’t give up on your marriage. I want to tell those of you who have been divorced that Jesus loves you and … Read More

The Ultimate Father’s Day Reading List

Fathers Day Reading Guide by City on a Hill Studio

THE ULTIMATE FATHER’S DAY READING LIST This Father’s Day, take a reading break between the cookouts and family outings. We searched through our favorite articles about fatherhood and narrowed them down to what we thought would be most encouraging and humorous as a parent in this day and age. We are confident that he will appreciate this cultivated reading guide … Read More

What Does the Bible say About Fatherhood?

IS GOD THE FATHER LIKE MY EARTHLY FATHER?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about the miraculous way God transformed Bart Millard’s abusive father into the godliest man Bart ever knew. In today’s article, we talk about why it is that fathers have such incredible power to wound their kids psychological, emotionally, and spiritually.

Understanding God’s Heart for His Lost Children

Understanding God's Heart for His Lost Children

Years ago my wife, Jen, and I took our five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter to a big water park. The kind of water park that has huge kiddie pools, slides, and fun things like that. While my kids were going down one of the giant slides, my wife walked over to the other side of the pool to explore a … Read More

Don’t Give Up During the Hard Times

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Think about a critical conversation that you’ve had. Maybe it’s one of the most important conversations you’ve ever experienced. Like a coach sharing a strategy and imploring his team to give their all during a game. Or it could simply be two world leaders trying to negotiate peace. I’d like to cast my vote for what I think has to … Read More

What is a Victim Mentality and How Can You Overcome It?

What is a Victim Mentality?

What is Victim Mentality and How Do You Overcome It? On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer reached the summit of Mount Everest. Seven years later he climbed the Carstensz Pyramid in Papa New Guinea. That day, he also completed the Seven Summits, the highest point on every continent. Only 150 people have accomplished such an incredible feat. I forgot to … Read More

Mother’s Day Gift-Giving Guide

We know life is a balancing act when it comes to parenting, working, serving in the church and all of the other responsibilities we juggle. We aren’t judging, and in fact, we are here to help. Look no further for a unique Mother’s Day gift that’s just as special as the woman you’re buying for. Even better, all of the … Read More

How to Keep Going When Your Mountain Won’t Move

How to Keep Going When Your Mountain Won't Move

How do you maintain a faith that gives you the confidence to keep believing, even when you face overwhelming or impossible circumstances? It can be tempting to give up when life gets challenging. Defining Faith In my new book, Don’t Give Up, I take an in-depth look at Hebrews 11, also called God’s Faith Hall of Fame. When you study … Read More

How to Overcome the Overwhelming Obstacles You Face

Over the last two decades, obstacle course races and events have grown exponentially in popularity. Turn on the TV on a weeknight, and you might find American Ninja Warrior athletes—non-professional folks like you and me—climbing ladders, leaping over swinging obstacles, and climbing walls, all in front of a raucous, cheering crowd. Races like the Tough Mudder and Spartan Races are … Read More

How an Eternal Perspective Changes Obstacles in Life

How an Eternal Perspective Changes the Obstacles You Face

In Hebrews 11-12, we are called to look back and reflect upon the witnesses of the Old Testament and to look forward to a better country. These chapters in the Bible form a sort of biography series, consisting of stories about those who resisted their immediate desires and put their hope in what was to come. Long for a Heavenly … Read More