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King of Kings, Sorrow of Sorrows

King of Kings, Sorrow of Sorrows

Christina Fox
When Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, he prayed the lament of laments. It was the beginning of his agony for us, and an example for all who would suffer in his name.
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Three Gifts We Need, But Hate to Receive

Three Gifts We Need, But Hate to Receive

Christina Fox
We all love to receive a gift, but lots of God’s good gifts are not the kinds we would ask for. Here are three we need, but rarely invite: obstacles, suffering, and irritation.
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Theology That Comforts the Weary Soul

Theology That Comforts the Weary Soul

Christina Fox
The doctrine of God’s sovereignty is an important one to study and learn during the calm seasons of life.
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The Savior’s Tears Shed for Yours

The Savior’s Tears Shed for Yours

Christina Fox
Once during morning devotions, I asked my children, “What are some verses in the Bible that give you hope?” One of them squirmed, “I don’t know . . . ” Then a silly grin spread across his face. “Wait,” he…
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Good

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith
This book now appears in print under the title Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice. Christian complementarity is the conviction that God created men and woman as his image-bearers — equal in
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Designed for Joy

Designed for Joy

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith
It’s one of the most important — and controversial — topics of our time. God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles. These distinctive roles are not the vestiges of a bygone…
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Rejected by Men, Even Our Friends

Rejected by Men, Even Our Friends

Christina Fox
Wounds from a friend can hurt much more than those from an enemy. It’s the kind of pain that cuts deep. It’s a wound that aches and throbs and is slow to heal. The rejection’s unexpected, and therefore worse —…
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When God Interrupts Your Plans

When God Interrupts Your Plans

Christina Fox
It’s hard to see all the little frustrating events and interruptions in our day as divinely placed opportunities to grow in grace, but they are.
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Moms Need Theology Too

Moms Need Theology Too

Christina Fox
Moms, theology isn’t just for pastors, teachers, and professors; it’s for you too. And it’s not for another stage of life. It’s vital for you right here, right now, in the trenches of your daily life as a mom.
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Remembering the Unquantifiable Love of God

Remembering the Unquantifiable Love of God

Christina Fox
Real love isn’t something you can measure by counting up cards and gifts. The love God has for us is beyond numbers and can’t be tallied.
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Trading Fear for Fear

Trading Fear for Fear

Christina Fox
Scripture has a lot to say about fear. If we were to look up the word “fear” in our English Bibles, we’d find hundreds of occurrences. Yet in the Bible, not all fear is the same...
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God Writes a Great Story

God Writes a Great Story

Christina Fox
Scripture gives us the backstory of this world, and a vision of where we’re headed. God tells us how the world came to be, how sin came into the Garden, and what God is doing about it. It’s a story we need to remember.
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Mom Enough

Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, Christine Hoover, Rachel Jankovic, Rachel Pieh Jones, Carolyn McCulley, and Trillia Newbell
Are you mom enough? The cover of Time Magazine asked this haunting question in bold red letters that hung over the startling image of a young mother breastfeeding her four-year-old. When the issue hit newsstands it re-ignited a longstanding mommy…
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One Question God Always Answers

One Question God Always Answers

Christina Fox
Just as my children ask questions about life, I have questions of my own. When the storms of life come upon me suddenly, I immediately ask, “Why is this happening to me?”
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The Cure for Our Envy

The Cure for Our Envy

Christina Fox
While our love for Jesus ebbs and flows and is often fickle, his love is constant and unwavering. When we find our heart wandering in envy, we need to remember and return to him, the One who is always jealous for his Bride.
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The Joy Will Come

The Joy Will Come

Christina Fox
The psalms of lament echo our own struggles with loss and brokenness. But the truth is, these psalms do more than just vent our woes. The psalmist follows a trajectory. He is on a journey, and it’s one we can follow as well.
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Preparing for the Storms of Life

Preparing for the Storms of Life

Christina Fox
Where I live it is hurricane season. And like anyone familiar with the Atlantic or Caribbean knows, it’s important to be prepared for a hurricane. Every summer we stock up on supplies of batteries, water, canned goods, and other necessities…
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Hope for the Despairing Heart

Hope for the Despairing Heart

Christina Fox
The gospel saved me. “That’s elementary,” you might be thinking. Yes, the gospel, the truths of Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection, appropriated by faith, have saved me for all eternity. But that’s not the salvation about which I am thinking.…
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Show Your Kids the Glory

Show Your Kids the Glory

Christina Fox
Psalm 145:4–7 is a beautiful Scriptural summary of our responsibility as parents. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will…
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Speak the Truth to Yourself

Speak the Truth to Yourself

Christina Fox
I woke up sick that morning. “I’ll never make it to the end of the day,” I muttered to myself. My husband was due to leave town for work. “How am I going to manage the kids while feeling like…
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Four Things to Teach Your Children This Easter

Four Things to Teach Your Children This Easter

Christina Fox
Spring is upon us. Flowers are beginning to bud, leaves are reappearing on trees, and birds are building their nests. Signs and decorations herald the arrival of our favorite season when we walk into local stores. Bags of plastic eggs…
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When Distractions Keep Us from Our Kids

When Distractions Keep Us from Our Kids

Christina Fox
“Mom. Mom. Mom!” I looked up at my son. “I’m sorry. What?” I asked. “Did you hear anything I said?” “No,” I admitted. “I think you are addicted to your phone,” he remarked. Justifications and excuses lingered on the tip…
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Don’t Waste Time with Your Children

Don’t Waste Time with Your Children

Christina Fox
“Do you think you’ll always want a story and snuggle time before bed?” I asked my youngest child. Lying amid piles of his stuffed animals, books, and favorite blankets, my son turned to me and smiled. “No, Mom. Probably not.”…
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Five Things to Teach Your Children This Christmas

Five Things to Teach Your Children This Christmas

Christina Fox
If we leave our children’s understanding of Christmas to the world, they will miss the most important things. Here are five things to teach your kids about the birth of Christ.
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The Idols of a Mother’s Heart

Christina Fox
Note: This article now appears in Desiring God’s free ebook Mom Enough, available in three electronic formats, as well as paperback. When you are upset because you can’t do something you’ve wanted to do, it might be because that
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