February 24, 2018

This is a very personal post for me.  As It’s an open letter to Those Who Sexually Abused Me (and My Husband)—And For Every “Christian Grey” Out There Who Was Abused

You might not remember me. Or maybe you do.

I was the skinny little girl with dark hair and freckles.


February 22, 2018

In the first post in this series I proposed that what Christians and Christian couples can learn from Fifty Shades of Grey is that some sinful behaviors originate in wounds. That’s why God doesn’t only convict believers of sin. If we let Him, He heals our wounds so we...

February 20, 2018

I purposely read Fifty Shades of Grey shortly after its publication.

Why would you read that? you ask.

Because I’m a researcher of sexual trends and sexuality in our culture, especially as they pertain to relationships, and how those trends and our culture affect current...

December 2, 2017

The subject of submission makes many folks uncomfortable. Some completely avoid it. Like mammograms. Or colonoscopies.

We don’t like the implications. We fear what truth might be revealed. We don’t want bad news, or limitations, or to be told what our future holds.


October 20, 2017

I was so guilty of this when I first married, if I’d grown a wart every time I did it I’d now be covered in them. And, I didn’t realize I was doing it.

Remember how when you were a kid, a look, or a word, or an action from your parents or someone else in your family mea...

October 19, 2017

Chances are, if you’ve heard more than one sermon on finances, you’ve heard reference to this scripture from Galatians 6:7, often referred to as “The Law of Sowing and Reaping.” The ESV says it this way: “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, th...

July 21, 2017

I recently saw the movie Inside Out. If you haven’t seen it, don’t worry, this isn’t a spoiler. The basic premise is how a child’s emotions—joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust—interact and change. Part of the storyline shows interaction between Joy and Sadness. View...

August 22, 2016

She’d been married close to twenty years. She and her husband had several children. They were Christians before they married, were active in their church, and endeavored to grow in their faith and teach their children to do the same.

Then a big problem came. I mean, a r...

August 5, 2016

I once had a conversation with a mid-thirtyish woman whose marriage of about 15 years had just ended. She described the death of her marriage as being a long and painful experience which had left her and her ex—two people who had been very much in love when they marrie...

July 5, 2016

Growing up, I often heard Acts 1:8 used referring to evangelism. Or missions. Or regarding the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues.

While those might be great applications for this verse, I’d like to add one.

Acts 1:8 (ESV) states: “But you will receive po...

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