Real Men Love Strong Women
May 12, 2016
In a day when women are often outperforming men, should Christian men feel threatened? Here are three reasons we really need strong women in the church.
When Your Twenties Are Darker Than You Expected
Apr 20, 2015
The human body starts dying at age 25. Here are five aspects of the quarter-life crisis, and five ways God lovingly enters the darkness of our twenties.
A Place to Start for Spiritually Stuck People
Jan 12, 2016
Christians often find themselves spiritually stuck. Here are six places to start when God seems far, our hearts feel cold or wandering, and the next step is unclear.
Do You Hate to Wait?
Sep 17, 2014
Praise God we don’t always get what we want when we want it.
You Are Not Damaged Goods
On Dating with a Sexual History
Jan 23, 2016
Do you have a sexual history, wrestling with embarrassment and worried what your boyfriend or girlfriend might think? You are not damaged goods.
Did God Betray You?
Aug 4, 2015
In certain moments of life — in grief, loss, and disappointment — it can feel like God hung us out to dry. Here are five things he says to those who feel betrayed.
Seven Things to Do After You Look at Pornography
Mar 9, 2016
It is in the moment after sinning that Satan does his finest accusing work. It is in this moment that we need God to do his finest saving work.
To the Sons and Daughters of Divorce
May 7, 2015
As children of divorce, we have to see how Jesus Christ is a light in dark places, a hope for the broken, confused, and lonely. Here are ten big truths we need.
Enduring the Uncertainty of Dating
Sep 23, 2015
A relationship with a lack of covenantal commitment often ends explosively, either in a breakup or a marriage, both forcing us to depend on God.
The Epidemic of Male Body Hatred
Oct 15, 2014
Many men believe that if we could just appear confident, sexy, intimidating, competent, and super-human, then we’ll be happy.
The Single Person’s Good Desire for Sex
Feb 3, 2015
Single Christian, your desire for sex is not shameful or ungodly, but a gift meant to lead you to more of God.
Trauma Is Not a Life Sentence
Jan 5, 2017
Truth can feel like a heavy burden for the hurting, but it is ultimately the only relief for the oppressed.
What Getting Dumped Says About You
Nov 5, 2015
Consider these five lies and five truths after a breakup.
What Gossip Says About God
Sep 25, 2014
What we say reveals what we believe. We can’t hide it. Fresh water, salt water, and the like (James 3:11–12). Some forms of speech reveal in a more straightforward manner: “I believe the sun will rise tomorrow.” Thanks. Others are…
Can Christian Men and Women Be Friends?
Dec 10, 2016
Some say absolutely not. Some say it’s a must. The Bible presents a third and better way for men and women to love one another in the church.
The Complicated Life of Lazy Boys
Mar 24, 2015
Before we can escape patterns of laziness, we need to understand patterns of laziness: that we’re shackled by cycles of sin — retreat and repeat — and that it’s not easy to escape. We need to know what we need — where and how God’s grace comes to the lazy man.
Blessed Are the ‘Man-Boys’
Sep 22, 2016
People love to make fun of ‘man-boys,’ but are we subtly encouraging men to leave behind a critical piece of real, faith-filled masculinity?
Put Laziness to Rest
Mar 26, 2015
God often has a backwards way of dealing with brokenness in our world. Conquering, but not by the sword (Matthew 26:52). Defeating death with death (Hebrews 2:14). Preaching parables to bad listeners (Matthew 13:13). Fighting laziness with rest.
Talking About “Man-Boys”
Aug 13, 2014
“Man-boys” aren’t first and foremost struggling with being men, but with being human.
Older Men, Younger Men Need You
Mar 10, 2015
There is a sad and wide gulf between older men and younger men today. Generational discrimination and segregation are alive and well, discouraging. Here are five things young men need from older men in the church.
Putting Off Cynicism
Jan 23, 2014
Cynicism is the attitude that encapsulates the ethos of twentysomethings par excellence. It is, I think, the most covert negative emotion. We harbor it in Christian garb: cynicism toward immature men (“man-boys”), hipsters, a denomination or movement, clichés, and…
How God Cares for Those Who Don’t
Sep 13, 2014
Apathy is a season. God will not let us not care forever.
With a God Like Ours, Who Needs Frenemies?
On Competitiveness in Friendship
Jun 12, 2015
A frenemy is either an enemy disguised as a friend, or a true friend that’s become a rival. How will we respond when a friend of ours gets an opportunity or a promotion or a compliment we think we deserve? Is competition in friendship healthy? Here are five faces of frenemies.
Autocorrect and Indwelling Sin
Jul 24, 2014
Slowing down your sanctification doesn’t mean you’re backsliding, in the same way that slow, intelligent repentance takes deeper roots than rash and uninformed repentance. Here are two ways to slow down in your sanctification, and hopefully begin hacking away at a lot of unnecessary anxiety.