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Optimistic pessimism,
How to use body English. Page 5

Whatever is happening to abstinence?
"Abstinence is being neglected and undersold as a great and viable part of Christian living and commitment." Page 6

When is the church fulfilling its mission?
Mutual support rather than suppressed distrust should be the keynote in bringing together the "church growth" and "social action" people. Page 7

The pastor
In our age of careless faultfinding, this homemaker's open appreciation for her pastor is both refreshing and needed. Page 9

Build a bridge of friendship
"She did not use arguments. She built a bridge from her heart to mine, and Christ walked over it." Page 10

Meeting Life's Crises
With the death of tiny Jeni Rebecca they cried, "Why, God, why us?" But they haven't doubted God's perfect plan. Page 12

Missionary Voice
Project Strawberry starts in Florida 13
Friends couple serves in Hong Kong 14
I went home a free man 15

Regular Features
Friends Write 4
The Children's Page 11
Pastor's Corner 17
The Face of the World 18
Over the Teacup 19
Books 19
Friends Concerns 20
Friends Gather 23
Friends Record 25


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Evangelical Friend, December 1975 / January 1976 (Vol. 9, No. 4/5)