Daily Hope Devotional

Why You Need Others in Tough Times

When we experience setbacks, our most common response is our worst response: We want to withdraw, to build a wall around ourselves, to push people away. But that’s the last thing we should do. When … Continue reading Why You Need Others in Tough Times

We Learn Love through Our Relationships

We can’t live for ourselves if we want God to bless our lives. God will bless your life if you participate in fellowship. You need to be a part of a church family and develop … Continue reading We Learn Love through Our Relationships

Have a Conversation with Your Creator

It took me a while, but I finally figured out that this marriage thing is about communication. I discovered that on the days when I had deep, soul-communication with my wife Kay—not “Hi. How are … Continue reading Have a Conversation with Your Creator

To Make a Connection, Make a Commitment

Good relationships don’t happen by accident. They take cultivation, work, and a lot of time. That requires commitment! I cannot count the number of times that my wife Kay and I have felt like walking … Continue reading To Make a Connection, Make a Commitment

Don’t Let Gossip Destroy Your Relationships

We tend to think of gossip as one of those “little” sins. But when God talks about gossip, he puts it on the list with things like sexual immorality and murder. Why? Because it is … Continue reading Don’t Let Gossip Destroy Your Relationships

Use Your Words to Build Others Up

God wants us to use our words to build others up. Ephesians 4:29 says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according … Continue reading Use Your Words to Build Others Up

The World Does Not Revolve around You

There’s an old proverb that says, “Seek to understand before seeking to be understood.” The Bible talks about this as well: “Look out for one another’s interests, not just for your own” (Philippians 2:4 GNT). … Continue reading The World Does Not Revolve around You

Three Things Fear Does to Relationships

If you want to connect with someone, you’ve got to be willing to take the first step. This often requires courage. Why? Because it’s fear that disconnects human beings. When we’re full of fear and … Continue reading Three Things Fear Does to Relationships

If You Want to Know What to Do, Just Ask

Since God thought up the whole idea of relationships between men and women, parents and children, and friends, doesn’t it make sense to go him for direction when you have a problem? As today’s verse … Continue reading If You Want to Know What to Do, Just Ask

When You Lose the Feeling of Love, Choose the Action of Loving

Today’s devotional is by Tom Holladay, teaching pastor at Saddleback Church. What do you do with the feelings that come from disappointment in a relationship? You can’t stuff them away, because they will just pop … Continue reading When You Lose the Feeling of Love, Choose the Action of Loving