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The Simple Marriage Prayer That Will Put Your Focus On God

"When we pray these words, we are acknowledging that He is in control of us, and we are not in control of each other. It is offering our own will in exchange for God’s will."

Dear ‘Good Parents’: This Is How You Miss the Signs of Sexual Abuse in Your Child

How do good parents miss child sexual abuse? It is simple.

Twins Found Floating Face Down in Backyard Pool. 6-Yr-Old Who Can’t Swim Dives in After Them in Bold Rescue.

“They were completely gone, there was no life left in them. They were blue. They were limp. There was no heartbeat. There was nothing."

“I Forgive You. Give Your Life to Christ”: Botham Jean’s Brother Hugs Amber Guyger in Tearful Courtroom Scene

While in God’s courtroom no sin is unforgivable, our worldly justice system does not operate on such terms. Particularly when it comes to an act as violent as murder, it’s hard for us to imagine it being pardonable—especially when the victim was your very own flesh and blood.

But the brother of Botham Jean is showing the world a new way with an unfathomable act of mercy that he displayed for his sibling’s killer, former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger. Botham was fatally shot in 2018 while eating ice cream in his own apartment after Guyger mistook his place for her own and misidentified him as an intruder.

Though Guyger faced a prison term of up to 99 years, she was given a sentence of only 10 years on Wednesday. Many were outraged at the lack of justice for Botham, a 26-year-old accountant from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

Chants of “no justice, no peace” rang out loudly outside the Dallas courtroom. Thousands bemoaned the gross injustice of such a light sentence for the former cop, as the outcome would likely not be the same if the racial tables were turned.

But while the masses lashed out in rage and sorrow, Botham’s brother, Brandt Jean, reacted with a display of grace and compassion that has shocked the nation.

“If you truly are sorry, I can speak for myself, I forgive and I know if you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you,” said the 18-year-old as he took the witness stand.

Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

The Simple Marriage Prayer That Will Put Your Focus On God

"When we pray these words, we are acknowledging that He is in control of us, and we are not in control of each other. It is offering our own will in exchange for God’s will."

Dear ‘Good Parents’: This Is How You Miss the Signs of Sexual Abuse in Your Child

How do good parents miss child sexual abuse? It is simple.

Twins Found Floating Face Down in Backyard Pool. 6-Yr-Old Who Can’t Swim Dives in After Them in Bold Rescue.

“They were completely gone, there was no life left in them. They were blue. They were limp. There was no heartbeat. There was nothing."