Desiring God: Contentment in Trials, How God Prepared Us for a Brain Tumor

| April 24, 2017

As God tests us, he wants us to test him, to see if he is as faithful as he promised. I undertook the job of writing a book on the subject of contentment, something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. Having learned so much from the Puritans Jeremiah Burroughs and […]

Desiring God: Moms Need Theology Too

| March 21, 2017

When you are drop-dead tired and your child is sick and your husband is out of town for work and you don’t think you can make it until he returns, it is your theology that tells you that God will provide you with the grace you need in the moment (1 Corinthians 10:13). It is […]

Desiring God: The Beauty of Womanhood

| April 29, 2016

“Who is this who looks down like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners? (Song of Solomon 6:10 ESV) Who indeed? A woman, of course. Where but in the Scriptures could we find a vision of womanhood as glorious as this? Who but our God could […]

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 […]

Holmes: How to Handle Your Spouse’s Sexual Past

| September 14, 2015

Long before I was even considering marriage, a Titus 2 woman shared with me the pain of confessing her sexual history to her future husband. “It was hard,” she told me. “We both cried. We both repented. It made us a stronger couple.” I remember being grateful for her openness with me, but also feeling […]

Holmes: 5 Ways We Fight for Children

| July 20, 2015

Less than a week ago, a video was released that provided damning evidence thatPlanned Parenthood was selling the body parts of infant corpses. Christians immediately took to social media calling Planned Parenthood actions “inhumane” and “barbaric.” Many demanded that the government defund the organization and others insisted that they be shut down. Christians should continue […]