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Great Expectations
Trading Cultural Norms For Heavenly Patterns

by Leslie Ludy

Great Expectations:When I was in sixth grade, I attended a large, cutting-edge public school. One of the required classes that year was called “Preparing for the Teen Years” and included lessons on self-esteem, sexuality, and social issues. Up until then, it...


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Armed for the Battle
Wrestling for Our Children’s Souls

by Leslie Ludy

Armed For The Battle: Hudson Taylor—one of the most world-changing missionaries in history—wasn't always passionate about God. In fact, at one point in his life, he was a floundering, wayward teen with no real interest in spiritual things. His mother—a devoted Christian—was greatly burdened for the state of his soul. As the years went by ...


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The Secret to World-Changing Motherhood
Understanding the Power of Prayer and Faith

by Leslie Ludy

The Secret to World-Changing Motherhood: During a Christian radio interview on motherhood, I was asked to give some practical suggestions to moms who might feel overwhelmed and discouraged. Immediately, I thought of the solution that has most helped me during my own seasons of struggle as a young mom ...


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Creative Quiet Times
Making Christ a Priority Even During Busy Seasons

by Leslie Ludy

Creative Quiet Times In previous articles, we’ve talked about the importance of keeping prayer a priority, even during the early child-raising years. As I shared in the Christ-Centered Mothering series: A common mentality among moms today is “I can’t afford time in my schedule for prayer.” But the reality. . .


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How Prayer Strengthens Marriage
Becoming United for the Battle

by Leslie Ludy

How Prayer Strengthens MarriageI’ll never forget the day when Eric and I really began to pray together, as a strong, unified, passionate team, wrestling together for God’s purposes to be realized. We’d been married for several years. We’d been in full-time ministry since...


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The Right Kind of Joy
Choosing True Fulfillment Over Temporal Distractions

by Leslie Ludy

The Right Kind of Joy: It was a warm summer evening about seven years ago. I had just finished a major writing project. Eric had just finished several days of sermon prep. We were both ready to unwind, relax, and be refueled. We put Hudson (then age one) to bed early . . .


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Purposeful Prayer Strategy
How To Wrestle For Victory

by Leslie Ludy

Purposeful Prayer Strategy: My parents became Christians when I was about two years old. From that time on, they began praying specific prayers for my future—for instance, that God would prepare my future husband as a man of God . . .


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Purposeful Priority
Keeping Prayer In Its Rightful Place

by Leslie Ludy

Purposeful Priority: “I’m a mom of little kids—I don’t have time for prayer!” I’ve heard this statement many times among Christian mothers. Even though Scripture is clear about the position and priority that prayer should have in a believer’s life . . .