The Nightmare Driving the American Dream
May 24, 2017
The American Dream looks like an impressive mountain to climb when it’s really just a tiny cave in which to hide.
The Most Satisfying Single Years
May 17, 2017
You can want to be married, long to meet your husband or wife, and still love every minute of your single years with Jesus.
The Making of a Modern Pharisee
May 10, 2017
We are all born legalists, but we are made into Pharisees.
Kill Pride Before It Kills You
May 3, 2017
True humility does not refuse praise or affirmation. It simply refuses to allow the praise to end with us.
He Is Not Dead
Seven Victories on Easter Sunday
Apr 16, 2017
Jesus is not dead. When he rose from the grave, he guaranteed for you the greatest realities in the world.
Does Dating Prepare Us for Marriage — or Divorce?
Apr 5, 2017
The common trends in dating today are more likely to prepare you to get divorced than to enjoy and persevere in marriage.
Can the World Explain Your Comfort?
Mar 29, 2017
Grace does unexplainable things in a Christian heart. Grace levels fear, and it kindles fear. Grace rips away comfort, and it produces comfort.
My Joy in the Desert
Mar 26, 2017
Our plea in the desert is not simply for strength and survival, but for joy. Christians alone can rejoice in trials, because this is where we find more of God.
The Secret to Job Satisfaction
Mar 15, 2017
God calls every Christian to glorify him in our work — not in the job we want, but in the one we actually have.
What Leads ‘Christians’ Away from Christ?
Mar 1, 2017
If we worship ourselves and not God, our impulses and desires will win out over his warnings and promises in the moment of temptation.
You Don’t Have to Get Married to Be Happy
Feb 14, 2017
You don’t have to get married to be happy. In fact, until we realize that we don’t have to get married to be happy, we’re really not ready to marry.
Fifty Shades of Nay: Sin Is a Needle, Not a Toy
Feb 10, 2017
Before you buy a ticket or talk to a friend who wants to read the books or see the movie, I want to put ten of God’s promises before you.
You Can Forgive Your Parents
Feb 8, 2017
Christian, your parents did not get in the way of God’s plans for you. They were God’s plan for you.
Pray Something Big Before You Eat
Jan 25, 2017
When you stop to pray before a meal, pray something big. If you don’t know how to do that, or what to pray, you could start with Psalm 104.
Happily Ever After
Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage
Jan 24, 2017
These short devotional readings by John Piper, Francis Chan, and more are designed to shape, challenge, and inspire your vision of marriage.
Theology Can Blind You to God
Six Warning Signs
Jan 18, 2017
Even theology itself can blind us to God and rob us of real life and joy. Consider the symptoms that your theology might be leading you away from Christ.
Some Slavery Feels Like Freedom
Jan 10, 2017
Many in the world live with their hands full and their hearts empty, appearing to be free, but living in slavery.
Captured. Committed. Contagious.
Marks of True Christian Community
Jan 4, 2017
These six verses are short enough to memorize, and yet big enough to shape years, even decades, of friendship and life in the local church.
My Prayer for Next Year
Dec 28, 2016
Lord, teach me more about yourself than I already know, humble me again with all that I do not know, and make what I do know more alive and real in my heart.
Fullness of God in Helpless Babe
Dec 21, 2016
One of the great wonders of Christmas is that Christ, the Son of God, did not just become human, but become a small, helpless, and needy baby.
Don’t Go to Bed with Your Anger
Dec 7, 2016
If we depend on time to heal what’s wrong in our relationships, we will carry wounds with us the rest of our lives.
Don’t Believe in Yourself
The Subtle Pride That Lies Inside
Nov 30, 2016
Either 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.
The Golden Rule in Christian Dating
Nov 16, 2016
Have you ever tried to list out all the different dating advice you’ve heard, even just the advice from other Christians? Here’s my golden rule for couples.
God Will Clothe Your Weakness with Power
Nov 9, 2016
Too many of us live daily with no sense of the spiritual energy and potential residing in us. But God has clothed us with his power for a specific purpose.