Desiring God: Gospel Hope for Self-Haters

| May 5, 2017

We all know really godly women who for example in God’s providence either never married or they married where unable to have children. They have always had to go through a process of grappling with that, grappling with identity, grappling with what it means to be a woman. Grappling with how does one find one’s […]

Challies: Beyond 5 Love Languages

| October 5, 2016

“The challenge and joy of love languages is not in demanding someone else learn to speak my language or manipulating them until they learn to do so. It is in learning how to speak other languages, to receive love in new ways. As long as I am satisfied with only the language I prefer, I […]

Love or Die: Christ’s Wake-Up Call to the Church

| February 9, 2016

Alexander Strauch writes, Pursue love… 1 Cor. 14:1 My first encounter with the biblical principles of love started in a negative way during my early years as a born-again Christian. I was surprised when I saw true believers fight, display angry attitudes, and separate from one another. To make matters worse, the conflicts I witnessed […]

Desiring God: Romantic Love is a Wonderful gift and a Terrible God

| February 5, 2016

  The lie says: If you find romantic love, then your life will be safe and fulfilling. So much so that marriage becomes a type of salvation, and romantic love takes on almost redemptive expectations. So what would you say to Christians, either singles or newlyweds, who are in danger of losing awe in God […]

Chad Ashby: Brothers and Sisters, Unwed Pregnancy Is Not a Sin

| August 19, 2015

There is a glaring hole in our fight against abortion. It is found in our churches among the quiet pre-service whispers as she walks by. It is heard at Sunday dinner as her name bounces back and forth across the table among interjections like, “But she comes from such a good family!” It is seen […]

A Woman, A Dog, and A Walnut Tree…

| February 15, 2015

By Geoffrey Botkin From Western Conservatory, So goes the centuries-old English proverb about romance and human affection. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, British fantasy-pornographer Erika Mitchell has revived this cruel idea in a major motion picture1. In Mitchell’s narrative, an innocent college girl is deceived, tormented and abused for the apparent sexual gratification of […]

Four Lessons from Solomon’s Song

| February 9, 2015

In our culture, February means roses, chocolates, and all the traditional symbols of romantic love. After nearly five years of marriage to my wonderful husband, I have enjoyed receiving love letters, holding hands over candlelit dinners, and taking nighttime walks under the stars with my sweetheart. However, I have also learned that there is more […]

Brown: The Essence of Biblical Patriarchy

| January 30, 2015

It seems that the term patriarchy has fallen on hard times. But what is biblical patriarchy? Consider the seventh command, “You shall not commit adultery” (Deut. 5:18). This command initiates a celebration of the wonderful commands of God for marriage. This command takes us into the deepest recesses of the heart of God’s love for […]

Our Children, Our Neighbors

| September 2, 2014

By Jen Wilkin at The Villiage Church If you asked me the single most important insight that has shaped my parenting, it would be this: Children are people. It seems self-evident. Clearly, they have arms, legs, ears, noses and mouths—enough to qualify. But the idea of their personhood goes far beyond possessing a human body. It […]

Biblical Love And Discouragement Don’t Mix

| January 2, 2014

Editor’s note: Love is an important topic around here. It is the hatred of womanhood, manhood, family, marriage, children and calling as God defined them that is a foundational to feminism. Today from Ted Tripp, author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart, comes this piece of encouragement on how we can preserve biblical love.  If you […]

My Train Wreck Conversion – As a leftist lesbian professor, I despised Christians. Then I somehow became one.

| December 4, 2013

But the verse promised understanding after obedience. I wrestled with the question: Did I really want to understand homosexuality from God’s point of view, or did I just want to argue with him? I prayed that night that God would give me the willingness to obey before I understood. I prayed long into the unfolding […]

Godly Speech

| July 24, 2013

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Pro 12:18 The point of this Proverbs is that words are powerful for good or for evil, for life or death. Words kill, they heal so choose your words carefully and always think before you speak. This […]

How I Judged A Tattooed Mother And Then Had To Eat My Words

| July 10, 2013

There’s nothing quite like witnessing the power of God in someone’s life. And there’s nothing quite like being on the receiving end of having to “eat my words” (actually they were thoughts) along with my preconceived notions and attitudes! I incorrectly judged a book by its cover and gained a better understanding of the passage: […]