Romantic Love Is a Wonderful Gift — and a Terrible God
Feb 5, 2016
Romance can neither ground nor sustain a good marriage. We need something deeper, and much more steadfast to stand on.
The Spiritual Battle with Weight Loss
Feb 2, 2016
Diets and quick-fix programs for weight loss don’t work because weight loss is actually a spiritually battle that requires us to get our hearts right first.
Preach the Gospel to Yourself
Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders
Apr 5, 2014
Paul Tripp talks frankly about the vital discipline of preaching the gospel to ourselves.
God's Wisdom, Your Relationships
Jun 1, 2011
God’s Word really does open up to us the mysteries of the universe. It really does make us wiser than we could ever be without it. And yet, having said all this, it's sad that we don’t take more advantage…
You Are Not the Author of Your Story
Aug 9, 2019
Don’t live merely for your own story — your own dreams, ambitions, and desires. Live for the story that will never end.
You Don’t Need More Parenting Advice
Oct 8, 2016
Before seeking out nuggets of advice for practical issues in raising children, Christian parents must begin with a gospel foundation.
Two Verses Held Me Through Suffering
Apr 11, 2019
You may suffer intensely. You may suffer unfairly. You may suffer chronically. But in Christ, you will never suffer alone.
Suffering Revealed How Weak I Was
What I Learned from Kidney Failure
Oct 5, 2018
Suffering is never just a matter of the body, but is always also a matter of the heart. When we suffer, our hearts are under attack.
Five "Benefits" of Unforgiveness (Then the Better Way)
Jul 6, 2011
Why don’t people just forgive? That is a very good question. If forgiveness is easier and more beneficial, why isn’t it more popular? The sad reality is that there is short-term, relationally destructive power in refusing to forgive. Holding onto…
Do Not Silence Your Mess
Meeting God in Everyday Chaos
Mar 13, 2020
When life gets messy, when troubles mount and you’re tempted to forget God, let your heart cry out to him.
Trading One Dramatic Resolution for 10,000 Little Ones
Dec 29, 2013
I’ve told the story many times of talking impatiently with my wife one Sunday morning and having my nine-year-old son interject, “Daddy, is this the way a Christian man should be talking to his wife?” Rather sarcastically I said, “What…
Are There Lies in Your Christmas Tree?
Telling Our Children the True Story
Nov 29, 2017
The Advent season tells a tragic and terrific story about a tree. Not the one decorated in the living room, but the one where our salvation was purchased in full.
Debt Is Not a Money Problem
Aug 6, 2018
Getters can become givers. We can climb out of debt. God’s grace opens the door to a whole new relationship with money.
Every Other Hope Will Disappoint
May 29, 2021
Many of us say that our hope is in God, but then spend our days looking elsewhere. What does it mean to hope, really hope, in God?
Spiritual Muscle Development
Jan 26, 2011
So, what happens inside of you when you are asked to wait? Is waiting, for you, a time of stengthening or weakening? Have you ever stopped to consider why God asks you to wait? Let me point you to one…
War of Words: Getting to the Heart for God’s Sake
Desiring God 2008 National Conference
Sep 27, 2008
Our lives are filled to the brim with talk. Our best and worst moments come with talking. Our lives are largely defined by speech and the war of words rages.
Preaching the Gospel to Yourself
Desiring God 2014 Conference for Pastors
Feb 3, 2014
On the basis of your secure union with Christ, pursue communion with God by proclaiming the good news to yourself every day.
My Child’s Greatest Need
Feb 4, 2016
Awe is an important principle for parenting. We can cast most of our struggles with our children as helping our kids redirect their awe to the proper place.
A Bitter Harvest?
Dec 15, 2010
The Bible is very clear about three things: God's way is always the best way (Psalm 119:160). God's way will not always seem the best way to you (Proverb 14:12). What you plant, you will harvest (Galatians 6:7ff). In every…
You're Fooling Yourself
Nov 17, 2010
There's loads of knowledge to be found, but wisdom is a rare commodity. Why? Because wisdom is one of sin's first casualties. It's hard to admit, but true none the less: sin reduces all of us to fools. And the…
The Grace of Confession (Part 1)
Feb 28, 2011
I often wonder how many people are stuck in their relationships in a cycle of repeating the same things over and over again. They repeat the same misunderstandings. They rehearse and re-rehearse the same arguments. They repeat the same wrongs…
What Is the Daily Aim of Parenting?
Jun 26, 2015
In the trenches of day-to-day parenting, we need to remember the big picture — namely, that we have the unique opportunity, under God, to shape a form a human soul.
God’s Glory Must Enchant Us
Feb 1, 2016
God’s astounding glory and majesty should awe us. If we don’t live with a fearful sense of his glory, then we miss one of our greatest paths to intimacy with God.
What Sex Outside Marriage Says About You
Jun 18, 2015
God has set boundaries for sex not because he wants to deny us some hidden pleasure, but because he wants us to experience the best joy possible.
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