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The Top 10 Articles on iBelieve in 2016

The Top 10 Articles on iBelieve in 2016
Here are our most popular articles from 2016 - did your favorite make our list?
  • 1. 30 Day Prayer Challenge: Praying for Your Husband

    Do you feel the need to pray more earnestly for your husband and your marriage but not sure where to start? We often don’t pray as if we believe God will show up and do something big, but prayer works, and God longs for you to be in prayer with Him. He especially desires you pray about your marriage and the one person you are spending the rest of your life with!

  • 2. 8 Prayers to Pray Each Day of Holy Week

    By: Rachel Marie Stone 

    Here are eight prayers to take you – and me – through Holy Week. There’s one for each day, beginning with Palm Sunday, and each of them is based on one of traditional Scripture readings given to that day in church lectionaries.

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  • 3. 30 Day Prayer Guide: Praying for Your Children

    Children are a gift - an amazing blessing from God. If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, or mentor in the life of a child, then you have the power to make a difference in the world through their precious lives. Whether our children are still in diapers or have already graduated from college, we hold this incredible opportunity to encourage, equip, and cover them in our prayers.

    Read the rest of the article here. 


  • 4. How to Forgive Someone Who Isn’t Sorry

    By: Rachel-Claire Cockrell

    Forgiveness is one of my biggest weaknesses. I struggle to forgive myself and I struggle to forgive others. I know how stereotypical that sounds — a woman who holds grudges — and I apologize to those of my gender for carrying on the stereotype. I know you probably clicked on this post because of the title, because maybe you are struggling to forgive someone in your life and you thought this would help. All I know to do is to bare my soul and be as open as possible about my struggle and how I’m trying to overcome it.

    Read the rest of the article here.


  • 5. 5 Ways You are Ruining Your Child’s Life

    By Arlene Pellicane

    There are five parenting traps that many well-intentioned modern parents fall into without even knowing it.  These attitudes and behaviors easily go undetected because they are ingrained in the culture around us.  Let’s consider five ways we as parents may be unwittingly ruining our kids.

    Read the entire article here.



  • 6. 5 Vulnerability Points that the Devil Attacks

    By: Kelly Balarie

    Prayer is our best defense. God is our best offense.

    Beyond this, if we know when the devil is prone to attack us, we can raise up our requests and calls for protection during these times. In essence, we can F.I.G.H.T back!

    Read the rest of the article here.



  • 7. 10 Bible Verses Every Woman Should Memorize

    By: Lauren Gaskill

    God doesn’t just want His children to open up their Bibles on Sunday. He wants His children to be filled with His word each and every day — and He wants to use His Word to transform us from the inside out.

    If you are interested in memorizing scripture, here are the top 10 verses that have transformed my walk with the Lord.

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  • 8. 5 Reasons You Need to Make Church a Weekly Commitment

    By Lisa Appelo 

    Dear believer who isn’t in church:

    It already feels legalistic, this article, doesn’t it? Like I’m about to recite a long list of things you must do as a Christian. I’m not.

    My aim isn’t to tell you all the things you aren’t doing. I have way too much taking care of the log in my own eye. My aim is to show you what you are missing.

    Is church really necessary for the Christian? I want to share 5 reasons why you can’t do without church as a Christian.

    Read the rest of the article here.



  • 9. 5 Areas of Your Life Satan Wants to Enter

    By Cindi McMenamin

    Satan wants nothing more than to enter certain areas of your life so he can gain a stronghold. He’ll try anything to throw you off center, distract you from your focus, and render you ineffective for the Kingdom of God. 

    And I believe, after more than 25 years of ministering to women, that there are common areas he attacks – not just in women, but in any of us. As long as we’re aware of his strategies, we can be on guard to keep him out of his targeted entry points. 

    These are the five areas of your life Satan wants to enter...

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  • 10. What Happened the Day I Said Goodbye to My Dream Home

    By Renee Davis

    Today I told my husband that I no longer wanted to fulfill the dream of building our “dream home.” I could instantly see relief in his face as I earnestly told him that I’d rather he be able to quit his high-pressure job that affords zero work-life balance.

    I realized that my husband would never be free of his job if we built a house. Not only would he have to stay in his high paying job, but it would mean that he wouldn’t be able to retire at the age he’d planned.

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