Ted Slater

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Honoring God Through Difficult Times

It seems that those times that are most difficult provoke me most to honor God. When I was diagnosed with testicular cancer some 10 years ago, I found myself driven to the heart of God. Something was out of my control, and so I turned to the One who is …

Unusual Goings-On

Some people don’t have to balance a budget. Consider the U.S. Congress, for example. For years these men and women have proposed budgets where expenses significantly exceed income, and every President has signed off on it. Of course, you and I live in …

Dating/Courtship is Not Pre-Engagement

If you think that dating or courting is pre-engagement, and that you’ve got to know this’ll be your marriage partner before you go on your first date, then you’re really putting too much pressure on yourself. That kind of attitude will turn dating into …

Single Guy Living with a Widow

This morning I read about a homeless man who imposed himself on an impoverished single woman — a widow with a son — asking her to feed him and provide him housing. He ends up staying in her home, in a room near the attic, for a while, regularly helpi …

Secret Girlfriend

We received an e-mail from a reader earlier this week whose boyfriend had asked her to keep their relationship secret. Here’s an excerpt: … he didn’t want anyone to know about our relationship. He had in the past had a relationship and had a bad expe …

Father-Father’s Day Proclamation

This past Friday, President Obama released a proclamation marking Sunday as Father’s Day. Overall, it’s a very pleasant piece of prose. He recognizes the sacred bonds between a father and his children, he encourages readers to honor the role fathers pl …

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