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Flattery is attention without criticism. Rebuke is the currency we trade in truly profitable relationships. This is why "Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue" (Proverbs 28:23). Only a real friend corrects you to make you better. Only a loving mentor insists that you are actually moving, and ready to be guided, before he ...

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Aroma Therapy

Long before the trendy use of fragrant oils (essential or otherwise), was the necessity of oils. Without them you would quite literally dry out in the arid climates of the east. The writer says in Proverbs 27:9 "Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his counsel", and that should get our attention. Give and receive the deep gladness o...

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