Why You Must Feel Sorrow to Experience Joy

ShareTweet Because of Jesus, we have every reason to be known as people of deep hope and joy. But does that mean we are going to be running around singing and dancing and smiling every moment of our lives? Are…

Why Christians Should Celebrate Halloween

ShareTweet I recently received a message on Facebook from a follower who was dismayed that my roommate and I — two Christians — would throw a Halloween party. She was loving in her approach and inquired with genuine curiosity rather than hostile…

Dont Call Your Kids “World Changers”

ShareTweet It’s tempting. I get it. It sounds motivating and inspirational. I get that too. But I’ve come to believe that the good-intentioned, hopefully inspiring practice of talking about children as “world-changers” is, in most cases, damaging. You can cover…

The Purpose of Marriage is Not to Make You Holy

ShareTweet Before we moved abroad, we did some marriage counseling. What I mean is, we sat in an old guy’s office for fifteen hours and cried. It was amazing. He told us our marriage could be a safe-haven on the field.…

The 3 Biggest Lies Wives Believe

ShareTweet While driving the other day I noticed a bumper sticker at a red light that said, “Don’t believe everything you think.” So true. I could save myself a lot of trouble by adhering to those five words. How often…

Ive Decided to Leave My Husband and Children

ShareTweet It amazes me that [although] my husband is such a caring and compassionate man, many times he doesn’t understand me at all. The things that concern me or cause me great emotional distress don’t make him even bat an…

Why Being a Good Christian Is Pointless

ShareTweet I recently had a friend who was disappointed in herself for a mistake she made. I could totally understand her feelings as I’m my own worst enemy sometimes as well, but it also kind of bothered me how she…

Why Suicide Doesnt Always Lead to Hell

ShareTweet Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade are just two of the many people and/or celebrities who have committed suicide in the just the last year. It’s heartbreaking to say the least, and I believe our society and culture are in…

Why You Should Stop Yearning for Heaven

ShareTweet You get up early, after staying up late, and you drive to a job that is much the same today as it was the day before. You [trudge] through traffic, rush through the work day, and attempt to soak…

6 Warning Signs of a Bad Pastor and Spiritual Abuse

ShareTweet Over the last year, I’ve read a number of books about incredible, powerful, visionary people who achieved incredible things, only to have everything fall apart due to their own self-destruction. I’ve read sobering stories of bad pastors/spiritual abusers (Jimmy…

To the Wife Who Feels Unseen & Unloved

ShareTweet When I was young, I used to think [to be] invisible would be a fabulous superpower. I have since changed my mind after being ignored too many times. Deep down, people want to be seen, heard, and loved. Countless…

Why Tunnel Vision Is a Good Thing

ShareTweet I sat on the couch praying in earnest. I had woken early, something I tend to do when worried, and as I sat on my sofa sipping coffee I sought the Lord to ease my anxious heart. It was…

When I Realized the Truth About My Husband

ShareTweet We’ve been married almost a decade, and I thought I knew everything there was to know. I certainly didn’t anticipate any secrets. Yeah, we’ve been through a lot of changes over the years, but nothing quite like the last…

What to Remember When Youre Under Satans Attack

ShareTweet Am I the only one who’s noticed that right after God leads you to do something good, something bad happens? It’s like you’ll feel this urging from the Lord to head in a certain direction, but then when you…

6 Simple Ways To Heal Your Broken Heart

ShareTweet What do you with your broken heart? When the one you thought was Mr. Right turns out to be Mr. Wrong? What happens when you’re stuck and afraid and unsure of what to do next? It’s interesting how we…

Marriage is Not About Me

ShareTweet By Liz Wann All my girlfriends were in a desperate frenzy to find a husband, and I was the fish swimming against the current. I gave a resounding “yes” to Paul when he said, “I wish that all were…

#MeToo, Fetishes and Jesus

ShareTweet I just finished reading an incredibly interesting article from one of my favorite investigative journalistic sites, HuffPost’s Highline. Despite the typically liberal slant of the organization, I was happy to find that they did a rather balanced examination of the material…