Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana

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BP[c ;XVWc 8]ca^SdRcX^] 1. Ed Stetzer, @V\ *HUÂť[ 3V]L H *P[` PM @V\ +VUÂť[ 2UV^ H *P[`, http://www. edstetzer.com/2011/02/you-cant-lovea-city-if-you-do.html. 2. Matthew 5:13-14 “You are the salt of the earth...you are the light of the world...â€? (ESV). The Message version VM [OPZ WHZZHNL ZH`Z ¸@V\ YL OLYL [V be salt-seasoning that brings out the .VK Ă…H]VYZ VM [OPZ LHY[O @V\ YL OLYL to be light, bringing out the Godcolors in the world.â€? FWh BcdSh P 2^\\d]Xch. 1. Adapted from "Community Study" appearing in :HS[ 3PNO[! ( .\PKL [V 3V]PUN 2UV_]PSSL. 5^Rdb 4bbPh) BX]V[T ?PaT]cX]V 1. Robert D. Jones, :PUNSL 7HYLU[Z! +HPS` .YHJL MVY [OL /HYKLZ[ 1VI (Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press,2008) 3. 2. Genesis 1–2. 3. >L LUJV\YHNL JO\YJOLZ [V Ă„UK [OL delicate balance of supporting single parents in ministry without denying the importance of God’s original design for marriage. 4. See Glimpse in the Life story of Mike Herz, who noted that a strong support system of family and friends were the fundamental difference for his success as a parent.

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“Single Parents on the Rise,â€? Anna Sargent for Examiner.com, March 11, 2010, accessed May 2011, http:// www.examiner.com/single-moms-inwashington-dc/single-parents-on-therise. Heidi Unruh, -HJ[ :OLL[ VU :PUNSL Parents (Compassion Coalition, Knoxville, TN 2009). US Census Bureau, *LUZ\Z, O[[W! MHJ[Ă„UKLY JLUZ\Z NV] Ibid. US Census Bureau, >VTLU @LHYZ ^OV OHK H )PY[O PU [OL 7HZ[ 4VU[OZ I` 4HYP[HS :[H[\Z, (2007-2009 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates). Ibid. 45 percent unmarried birth rate in Lake County, IN. Nearly one-fourth of these mothers have an unmarried partner in the home. US Census Bureau, >VTLU @LHYZ ^OV OHK H )PY[O PU [OL 7HZ[ 4VU[OZ I` 4HYP[HS :[H[\Z HUK Race (American Community Survey 2007–2009 3-year estimates). US Census Bureau, 4LKPHU -HTPS` 0U JVTL PU [OL 7HZ[ 4VU[OZ 0U 0UĂ…H[PVU (KQ\Z[LK +VSSHYs (2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates). Census Bureau, >VTLU - @LHYZ ^OV OHK H )PY[O PU [OL 7HZ[ 4VU[OZ I` 4HYP[HS :[H[\Z HUK ,K\JH[PVU ([

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