There’s no ‘if’ about it. Temptations come. Wouldn’t we fare better in our responses if we knew when temptations were on the way? We can know—at least a lot more frequently than most people typically think. Usually, temptations come when we’re experiencing some kind of pain or discomfort, whether emotional or physical, intense or subtle. Why? Because temptation offers to medicate pain or help you...

Table for One

Loneliness is rampant. And people everywhere point to this loneliness as reason to reject or rewrite Christianity’s teachings on marriage, sex, and gender.


From my perspective, it’s a tough era for singles. Singleness isn't new, but singleness as we know it today is. What can we all do to help?

Moving Beyond “Better Days”

When an unfaithful husband’s* betrayal comes to light, and both he and his wife begin the process of recovery, it’s not uncommon to hear something along these lines: “I’ll do whatever is necessary to get things back to the way they were.” “I’m through with the other relationship. I don’t want to lose my wife and family.” “If my wife will forgive me, I know we can be happy again like we used to be...

Body Required

Love is not true love apart from the body. This doesn’t align with the Western way we talk about love. For us, we can view our bodies as an optional part of love. As though the sentiment or the idea of love is adequate. Not so with Jesus. True love requires that our bodies be involved, that we get up out of our armchairs and be about the business of actively loving, as a verb. When my kids want...

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