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Life Advice

3 Ways Positive Thinking Can Help Relationships Grow

Living optimistically nurtures the relationships that enrich our lives, helping them both grow and last.

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The Gift of the Mysterious Quilt

Do you have a soul friend, someone who brings a bit of a miracle into your life everytime you talk?

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Soul Friends: Are Some People Inexplicably Linked?

Soul mates are not just romantic partners. Discover the many ways friends can form a soul connection.

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Eric Motley

How His Small-Town Neighbors Helped Him Succeed

The support of family and friends in a small town led him to an impressive career, but he never forgot them—or the values they taught him.

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In Need of Warmth

Offering the comfort of friendship and support when the world around us is cold.

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Christ in the House of Martha and Mary

The Bible’s Most Famous Friendships

Devoted, supportive friends are among life's greatest blessings. Here are some of the closest spiritual friendships found in the Old and New Testaments.

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Eric Motley, executive vice-president of the Aspen Institute
People Helping People

Eric Motley on the Blessings of Growing Up in a Small Town

Listen as Eric Motley, executive vice-president of the Aspen Institute, shares how his life and career were impacted by the support, encouragement and guidance of the people of his hometown, Madison Park, Alabama.

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Emotional and Mental Health

The Real Joy of Being Together

No matter its size, our community is the source of true, lasting happiness.

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Friends and Family

Who Can You Bless with Your Time?

It’s the most precious gift you can give someone else. Here are 4 ways you can share it during the holidays.

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Movies and TV

'Ferdinand' Brings an 80-Year-Old Classic to Life

The new animated film offers an empowering lesson about staying true to yourself. 

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