Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Societal Influences
by Teresia Smith

Have you ever wondered how it’s so easy to get involved in an abusive relationship and not realize it’s unhealthy and stay? We tend to ask questions such as, “Can’t they see the red flags” and “Why don’t they know this is not okay?” and, “Why don’t they just leave?”

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Thoughts from The Bible

What kind of Christian are you?
by Terry Broome

The “non-denominational” aspect of the church raises a lot of questions in the minds of many religious people. More and more are using this phrase; however, many think it strange to hear someone from the churches of Christ declare that we are not a denomination.

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Fishing tip of the week

Key fall baits
by Mike Gerry

In the fall every year the bass become active and they start feeding up for the chilly winter months; they chase bait, school up, and if you can locate them at the right time of day you can have a blast.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Regaining Your Life After Abuse
by Teresia Smith

Domestic violence can be more than just physical abuse. It includes emotional abuse, financial abuse and mental abuse. Thought often overlooked, emotional abuse is very devastating, and in some cases, can be more traumatic than physical abuse. Bruises and broken bones heal and leave visible scars, but for some, emotional abuse can linger, shaping choices in life and leaving invisible scars. These scars sometimes lead survivors to wonder if they can ever lead a happy life again.

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Thoughts from The Bible Thoughts from The Bible

You Are Making A Difference
by Terry Broome

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re just not needed? Sometimes we judge ourselves so harshly that we find no “redeeming” qualities about our lives. One thing I’ve learned in life is that things may be in the “working” directly resulting from someone’s influence/ action/ choice of direction. I don’t know of anyone who has absolutely no influence on at least someone around them. Even if you happen to be the one person who has absolutely no tie with any family member, no involvement in any work that you consider essential to mankind, even you have the ability to directly affect others by choices you make.

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