On Twenty-Five Years

Today is my twenty-fifth birthday. I have officially lived for a quarter of century. I know, right?? Twenty-five years feels like forever and nothing at all at the same time. Like I've lived forever and for no time at all. I am still at the point in my life where the majority of my time … Continue reading On Twenty-Five Years

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On Abuse, Part Two: Two Lies That Enable Abuse in the Church

This post is part two in a three part series on abuse. For this series, I teamed up with two other women to share wisdom on abuse in our areas of expertise. My post on the biblical counseling position appeared a couple weeks ago. Today's post is from Jennifer Greenberg, an abuse survivor and author of Those … Continue reading On Abuse, Part Two: Two Lies That Enable Abuse in the Church

On Abuse: Part One

When it comes to the submission conversation, I am learning just how important it is to bring up the not-so-beautiful side. Not every marriage is good, not every spouse seeks to honor God with their marriage, not every husband or wife is a believer. There is a hidden, ugly side of far too many marriages: … Continue reading On Abuse: Part One

On Singleness: A Submission Follow-Up

I have been talking quite a bit recently about submission, being a godly wife, biblical marriage, and the dangers of purity culture. I have spent a lot of time on these issues as they relate to married women. But in doing so, I must also recognize that not all women will marry and that not … Continue reading On Singleness: A Submission Follow-Up

On Submission: Part Two

This is part two of a two-part post on the topic of submission. You can find part one here. Last week, I spent an entire post on what biblical submission is not. It is not treating a wife like she is a child or a husband having totalitarian authority. But what about what submission is? This is … Continue reading On Submission: Part Two

Why the Gospel Matters

I've been talking a lot recently about making sure you have good theology, why obedience to God matters, and more. I have even more theology and real life related posts coming, including a two-parter on submission (it's really truly coming I promise!!). But before I move forward, I want to take a step or two … Continue reading Why the Gospel Matters

On Obedience

Recently, I shared blog posts on why good theology matters, and another on the dangers that result from putting righteousness before man in front of righteousness before God. Because good theology matters and because legalism is harmful, it is important to discuss obedience. I love this quote. It sums up a lot of biblical principles … Continue reading On Obedience

Why Good Theology Matters

If you've ever read or attempted to read a systematic theology, you know how overwhelming and confusing the study of theology can be. There are so many theories, ideas, systems, discussions, and debates out there and they can be difficult to wade through. It is easy to come to the conclusion that studying deep theology … Continue reading Why Good Theology Matters

On Failure and Messed Up Plans

Our Whole30 was going beautifully. I was feeling great, loving the way we were eating, and having fun creating delicious, healthy, and creative meals. At the start of week four, I set out to work out for five days that week. Monday went great: I started Couch to 5k, got some extra walking in, I … Continue reading On Failure and Messed Up Plans

The Whole30 Diaries: Round 1, Week 3

Each week, my husband, Reid, and I will be sharing our thoughts as we go through our first Whole30 together. We will be writing on this post each day as a sort of diary, sharing what each day is like for each of us as individuals. This week, we surpassed the halfway point, and are … Continue reading The Whole30 Diaries: Round 1, Week 3