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Learning to Teach

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Written by BBU group member, Mandi Houk One of our coolest experiences with BBU came a few weeks ago when we hosted “teaching night.” Every five weeks or so a couple hosts the group and the husband is responsible for preparing a lesson that is on his heart and that relates to marriage. That week, I got to see a [...]

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A Picture of the Gospel

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“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25 ESV) If there were a survey conducted among Americans that asked the question, “What is the purpose of your marriage?” 90% of people are going to answer by saying “marriage is about loving each other and making each other happy.” While this is [...]

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Everyday People

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Enjoy a few testimonies from members of Build a Better Us. Being in our Build group allow us to see that we were going through the motions and not necessarily growing in marriage. The people have acted like family and linked arms with us causing us to grow and truly experience the power of God. My Build group has completely [...]

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Balance – Living Engaged

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An American businessman was on holiday in Mexico. As he relaxed on the beach, he noticed a fisherman coming in on his boat.  The American complimented the fisherman on his catch and asked him how long it took him to catch that many fish. “Not long.” was the reply. “Then why didn’t you stay out longer?” asked the tourist. “Because this [...]

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Building Community

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Social media is the most evident proof we have that we all want community, whether we realize we want it or not. However, the fact that we have social media can be damaging to us as we strive to live in biblical community. If you were to look at my Facebook page you would see that I have around 1,000 [...]

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Swim or Drift

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Have you ever been in a stream or some sort of running water? The currents and direction of the water are constantly pushing against your boat, forcing you to move. You have 2 choices: Either put effort into swimming against the current or drift down stream, you’re never just sitting still. The only time you burn energy is when you [...]

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Olivia G

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Seeing my marriage as a way to change the world constantly serves as a reminder to me of my role to play. Staying stuck in my “me” zone is simply not going to cut it anymore! I’ve seen the ripple effect that marriages have in affecting many lives, even throughout generations–for good and for bad. It’s a huge perspective shift [...]

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Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her...Ephesians 5:25

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