Lay Aside the Weight of Selfish Preferences
Dec 2, 2016Love does not insist on its own way, but we all do, all the time. If we’re going to deny ourselves for the sake of others, we need a power greater than our own.
New Mercies Every Morning
Dec 1, 2016Every day brings new burdens to bear. Fortunately, it also brings new mercy and grace. Here are three ways to fight fear and anxiety with faith.
Hark! The Long-Lost Verses Sing
Dec 1, 2016The story behind “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” will help you sing it with fresh heart and hope this Advent.
Christian Women Don’t Always Submit
Nov 30, 2016Many Christian women have a big submission problem: they submit too quickly, and too freely, to the heavy yoke of the world’s rules.
Don’t Believe in Yourself
The Subtle Pride That Lies Inside
Nov 30, 2016Either pride will kill you, or you will allow God to kill the pride in you. Here are three ways pride wars against us, and three ways we can fight back.
Keep Your Heart, Then Your Home
Nov 29, 2016Unseen heart issues often take a backseat to dirty diapers and dinner prep. But if we neglect our spiritual mess, it will pile up too — only the stakes are much higher.
Your 9-to-5 Is Not in Vain
Nov 29, 2016Jesus sees all of our tryings and failings in our labor for him — and says that none of it is in vain. Here are four reminders when your work feels fruitless.
Christmas Is Too Big for One Day
Why We Celebrate Advent
Nov 28, 2016Christmas rightly marks the occasion of the Messiah’s birth, but there is so much more to Jesus than the day he was born.
Why Homosexuality Is Not Like Other Sins
Apr 21, 2014Homosexuality is not the only sin prohibited in the Bible, but it is different from all the rest, at least right now. And we have really good news for homosexuals.
So-Called Same-Sex Marriage
Lamenting the New Calamity
Jun 26, 2015In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States of America has ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. Alongside the Bible’s clearest explanation of the sin of homosexual intercourse stands the indictment of its institutionalization.
When the Not-Yet Married Meet: Dating to Display Jesus
Jun 6, 2013While the great prize in marriage is Christ-centered intimacy, the great prize in dating is Christ-centered clarity. And seven other principles for Christian dating.
Motherhood Is a Calling
And Where Your Children Rank
Jul 14, 2011Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. When you prioritize your children, you are publicly testifying that you value what God values and refuse to value what the world does.
The Dead End of Sexual Sin
Apr 6, 2015In the writings of John Owen, I was shown how and why the promises of sexual fulfillment on my own terms were the antithesis of what I had once fervently believed. Instead of liberty, my sexual sin was enslavement.
It’s Not You, It’s God
Nine Lessons for Breakups
Sep 12, 2013Breakups in the church are painful and uncomfortable, and many have or will walk this dark and lonely road. Here are lessons for building hope and loving others in the heart-break.