What Would You Say If Your Wife Was Ripped Away?
Feb 19, 2016
Last week, coach Monty Williams was told his wife had died in a terrible car accident. On Thursday, he recited Romans 8:28 and declared God’s goodness toward him and his family.
Wait to Date Until You Can Marry
Aug 24, 2016
At what age should Christians begin to date? What I learned while looking for affection, safety, and intimacy from girls instead of from God.
When the Not-Yet Married Meet
Dating to Display Jesus
Jun 6, 2013
The great prize in dating is not Christ-centered intimacy, but Christ-centered clarity. And seven other principles for Christian dating.
Love the Life You Never Wanted
Feb 16, 2016
We tend to define our life based on our perception of our progress. In reality, life is never defined by our performance or circumstances.
Fifty Shades of Nay
Sin Is a Needle, Not a Toy
Feb 10, 2017
Before you read the books or see the movies, I want to put ten of God’s promises before you.
Single, Satisfied, and Sent
Mission for the Not-Yet-Married
Mar 13, 2013
Satan loves to deceive single people and derail our devotion and ministry. Here are eight suggestions for making the most of your not-yet-married life.
Dads, Date Your Daughter’s Boyfriend
Jun 12, 2014
Fathers, there really is another more effective, more loving, more fruitful way for you to care for your daughters in their pursuit of marriage.
You Cannot Serve Both God and Theology
Feb 6, 2015
Theology, if cut off from knowing and enjoying God himself, can be a subtle and superficially spiritual god.
A Song for the Suffering (with John Piper)
Aug 13, 2013
“Though you slay me, yet I will praise you.” Through Christ, Christians can not only say this in their deepest suffering — they can sing it.
Isn’t She Beautiful?
The Role of Physical Attraction in Dating
May 19, 2016
What role should physical attraction have in Christian dating? Do we need to have that attraction to pursue marriage?
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.
Nine Prayers for the Not-Yet Married
Jun 20, 2016
If you don’t know how to surrender your desires and difficulties in singleness to God, here are nine prayers for the not-yet-married life.
On My Wedding Day
Apr 9, 2015
Whether you’re currently married or feel called to be married someday, God created marriage to be an amazingly fruitful experience. What dreams do you have for yours?
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.
It Is Well
Aug 9, 2015
For Horatio Spafford, Christ was the key to suffering well. Only his love for Jesus was able to carry him across the most violent waves of life.
It’s Not You, It’s God
Nine Lessons for Breakups
Sep 12, 2013
Breakups in the church are painful. Here are lessons for loving others in the heartbreak.
Pain: A Secret Garden of Pride
Aug 19, 2015
In our pain, we can reject comfort from those who haven’t experienced our suffering. But God can speak as deeply to our pain through sympathy as he can through empathy.
Five Pieces of ‘Out-Dated’ Dating Advice
Jan 16, 2016
Buried in the first pages of the Bible are timeless dating principles.
Drunk You Is Not the Real You
May 28, 2015
Alcohol has been called the great truth serum. But the freedom people feel in drunkenness is a pitiful illusion. The gospel offers a better freedom.
Four Warnings for Your Twenties
Mar 30, 2016
The temptations facing twentysomethings today are surprisingly not all that different from 3,000 years ago. Here are four warnings from Moses to prove it.
Satan Hunts Among the Hurting
Nov 4, 2015
Mountain lions detect vulnerabilities in their prey and attack the weakest. The enemy of your hope and happiness hunts with that same instinct.
Seven Simple Daily Prayers
Oct 12, 2016
Prayerlessness is the great enemy of true happiness. If you have set it aside or are stuck in a rut, here are seven simple prayers to pray each day.
Inside Out, Right-Side Up
The Roots of Real Joy
Jun 22, 2015
Inside Out, the latest creation from Pixar, enters the mind of eleven-year-old Riley, and personifies her five dominant emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. The five characters in Riley’s head, led by Joy, man a control panel that…
The Insanity of ‘Self-Care’
Mar 14, 2016
The self-care movement strives to address the stresses of everyday life, but it’s mostly medication by distraction. The gospel offers better news to the exhausted and anxious.