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We're Not Independent

How do you respond when God sends someone your way to correct or confront you? I tell husbands and wives around the world that if they want to experience lasting change in their marriage, they first need to fire their inner defense lawyer. I joke that I don't have just one lawyer at work; I have an entire law firm practicing on my behalf! That illustration makes people laugh, but it's actually very morbid spiritual reality. It's not natural for us to look into the mirror of... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, July 4, 2016
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23 Things That Love Is

Every year around Valentine's Day I post a list of of definitions of what love is - 23 definitions, to be exact. Since you and I have the tendency to be distracted and forgetful, here's the list again. This list is excerpted from my book on marriage, What Did You Expect? WHAT IS LOVE? LOVE IS... being willing to have your life complicated by the needs and struggles of others without impatience or anger. LOVE IS... actively fighting the temptation to be critical and... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, February 15, 2016
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Hungry For Love

I live in the city of Philadelphia, and one day I was eating at the Reading Terminal Market, a great American food emporium. Walking up and down the aisles debating over what I would enjoy most, I realized that I shared something in common with everyone else: we were all searching for something to satisfy the cravings of our stomach. Besides our hunger, though, the crowd didn't share many similarities. We came from a variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. We had different... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, February 12, 2016
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The Invitation To Love

Love. What is it? A quick Google search will produce several billion answers. Billion - with a B. Yet if you were to read through just a few of those websites, you would end up massively confused about this thing called love. It's an inexhaustible topic, love. Philosophers, musicians, poets, authors, and playwrights have tried to defined it for centuries, but each generation, unsatisfied with the answer, chases after love once again. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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5 Most Popular Posts of 2015

2015 has been a tough year for me, my family, and for my ministry, but despite the multiple surgeries and hospital visits, God has graciously allowed me to continue to write. By that same grace, PaulTripp.com saw more visitors in 2015 than any other year! Here were the 5 most popular posts from last year: 1. 23 Things That Love Is Here's a gospel-centered reminder about how to love, and you don't have to be romantically in love to find this list practical. Every healthy relationship... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, January 4, 2016
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Read This On Christmas Morning

I don't know what your family traditions are, but I would hope that the reading of the Word of God is included on the agenda for Christmas Day. If it's not, make 2015 the year to start a new tradition! The Scripture passage that you're about to read doesn't immediately come to mind as a Christmas passage, but it's one that should be included in every gathering. I'll explain why, but for now, take a moment and let the words sink in: Romans 8:31-39 "What then shall we say to these things?... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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How Thankful Are You?

Every day of your life, you can find reasons to complain. After all, you exist in a broken world, and life doesn't operate the way it was meant to. Family and friends will wrong you, good health will elude you, authority will exploit you, and so on and so forth. I'm not giving you a license to complain, not at all. I'm just saying that it's not very difficult for people to come up with a laundry list of reasons to complain. Simply listen to the conversations around you; there's a lot of... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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My Birthday

Today is my birthday. Why am I writing a post about it? Well, not because I hope you log on to Amazon.com and rush me a gift (although Amazon's delivery system is quite efficient, if you're so inclined). No, today I simply want to share three things I'm reminded of with every passing birthday. 1. Count My Blessings I have walked with the Lord and studied his Word for many, many years, longer than I would like to admit. Over these years, I have gained a high level of biblical literacy and... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Thursday, November 12, 2015
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Love One Another

I've been uploading some sermons from 1st Peter to my website, and I wanted to use this Article as an opportunity to reflect upon one verse that I find incredibly challenging. For me, 1 Peter 1:22 may be one of the most difficult commands not only in this letter, but in the entirety of Scripture. Here's what Peter says: "Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart." (ESV) Wow. That's a lot to... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, September 18, 2015
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Mission: Unremarkable

It was a wintry Tuesday night. I had counseled clients all day and then taught a seminar for three hours in the evening. Needless to say, I was exhausted - physically, mentally and spiritually. As I drove home around 10pm, my heart focused on one thing: relaxation. After all, wasn't I entitled to it? I reasoned with myself that I had served God and served people faithfully all day, so surely the Lord would agree that I had the right to clock out from life! I began to envision, with... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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