“Young people have lost hope and the meaning of life […] The authority of the Bible must be restored”, says a Finnish Christian doctor and writer.
The Holy Spirit can help us acknowledge and process our emotions, seek support from God and others, and find hope and strength in God’s promises.
Matti Korhonen and Pasi Turunen know their country well and have some doubts about the real happiness of their neighbours.
There are probably people in our churches today who have a personal history with Jesus we don’t know about.
Happiness is so simple to find: you just need to pay attention to what God says.
God said that our mind should be full of everything pleasant (Phillipians 4:8).
The more we complain, the more we are showing others how little we depend on God.
Leaving behind individualistic materialism for integral mission.
Here is where it gets interesting: they marry. And have kids. And Tim’s father dies.
Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and three other European countries are in the top-10. What should Christian mission look like in such countries?
Six countries sign an agreement to create the “Coalition for Happiness”. Among its members, there are countries where Christians are increasingly persecuted: the United Arab Emirates, Mexico and Kazakhstan.
Biographers of Marc Chagall mention the “gift for happiness,” the “sacred simplicity” which characterized his art, and which was articulated in large part by his ingenious, vibrant use of color.
“Seize the day. Live for the moment. Be yourself.” Behind the vitality these maxims exude there is such desperation, so much fear.
We can have a great marriage, a wonderful husband or wife and still be fundamentally unhappy. Rachel is an example of this.
In response to television programmes romanticising adultery, one parliamentarian in Netherlands raised sponsorship for roadside adverts stating: ‘Adultery–the family game where everyone loses’.
The British Office of National Statistics research shows that those with no faith report lower levels of happiness, life-satisfaction and self-worth than those who are “religious.”