6 Reasons You Shouldnt Give Up on Your Marriage

ShareTweet Sometimes this life feels like a war zone. Emotionally, physically and spiritually. It can become very discouraging and we all get pretty tired out. When I complain about this, sometimes my husband will remind me, “We aren’t in heaven…

Why God Made Parenting So Hard

ShareTweet It had been a long and trying day where nothing went the way it should. I must have corrected the kids every five minutes. After refereeing fights and cleaning up messes all day, I was exhausted, irritated, and impatient.…

When God Writes You the Story You Didnt Want

ShareTweet Have you ever looked around at your life and assumed that nothing is ever going to get better? That the hard things will just get harder and the good things might disappear? That there’s no point in hoping anymore…

Letting Rage Against the Mommy-Machine Go

ShareTweet The Lord has been leading me lately to let go. It started with letting go of things around the house I didn’t need, such as that dollar store trinket I had packed up and carried all around the country…

7 Reasons “Good” People Go to Hell

ShareTweet Reader’s Question: Dear Roger, Our Bible study group was discussing how and why God could justify sending good people to hell. We all agree that someone like Adolf Hitler ought to be in hell. But we also agreed that…

How Your Perspective on God Affects Your Marriage

ShareTweet “Rejoice always! Pray constantly. Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” —1 Thess. 5:16-18 Reading this passage, along with the rest of Paul’s writings, I find myself astonished. I’m supposed to rejoice…

I Like Your Christ, But Not Your Christians

ShareTweet I think we’d be surprised to know how many people in this world actually like the person of Jesus Christ, but aren’t keen on becoming a Christian due to the examples set forth by his followers. For centuries we’ve…

15 Ways to Help a Depressed Husband or Wife

ShareTweet “How can I help my depressed husband?” “How do I help my wife who is depressed?” “How can I be helpful to my depressed friend?” These are all questions I frequently hear. Last month was Depression Awareness Month and…

Waging My War With Anxiety: When God Doesnt Heal You

ShareTweet We know those stories of victory and overcoming — those who finished the battle, won the reward, and experienced pure freedom from their previous oppressor. Those are the stories that are shared most often and are so well-known. But…

Have We Got It All Wrong About Christmas?

ShareTweet Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and so begins the countdown to Christmas. It’s such a festive, joyful time for so many, bringing great memories of holidays past, but it can also be a crazy, hectic…

How to Be Single in a Tinder World

ShareTweet Ok, so first of all, I’m married. It’s been a while since I’ve been single, yet I wonder sometimes how it would have been different had Tinder, Instagram, Plenty of Fish, and Gym selfies been around during that time.…

10 Truths God Wants Your Child to Know

ShareTweet Those of you who are parents know how terrible it is to see your child in pain and not be able to fix it. There’s no easy way around it. Heartache is pain. I know from my own life…

Confessions of a Praying Wife

ShareTweet This morning as I drove to work I prayed for my husband. The Lord brought specific things to my mind to pray for him, and as I intervened for my spouse in intercession it occurred to me that I…

3 Reasons to Stay in a Church Thats Not Cool Enough

ShareTweet By Michael Kelley I’m amazed at how deep my own consumerism runs. This is most clearly visible to me at how righteously offended I feel when someone or something doesn’t measure up to my expectations. So when, for example,…