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

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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 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 Purity Culture

**I want to preface this post by stating that much of what I am about to say about my experience with purity culture had nothing to do with my parents. The most they did that could be considered "purity culture" was buy me a purity ring at age sixteen, that came to represent much more … Continue reading On Purity Culture

Dear Pro-Life Christian

Dear Pro-Life Christian, Hey there. You may be reading this and thinking, "isn't saying pro-life Christian a little redundant? Wouldn't every Christian automatically be pro-life?" That is what I once thought, too. Unfortunately, I was wrong. But that's not what this letter is about. If you are a believer and consider yourself to be pro-life, … Continue reading Dear Pro-Life Christian

Come, Let Us Adore Him

The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of year, second only to fall and Thanksgiving. I love twinkling lights, frost, snow, decorations, and Christmas movies. I love the way family gets a little bit closer when gathered around the Christmas tree. I love the Christmas plays (both in and out of church) and … Continue reading Come, Let Us Adore Him

We Are But Vapors

Death. It is a word we are often numb to or do not consider too deeply. With the vast amounts of information available at our fingertips, it would not be surprising to hear of death almost daily. But death changes when it creeps close to home, when it touches people we know and love or … Continue reading We Are But Vapors

When the World is Exhausting

There was another shooting on Sunday. Another. Shooting. At a church. So many people died. And as I scrolled through Twitter I saw more discussion on the merits or perils of gun control than I did about how to help a local church that just went through something horrific. I don't always speak kindly. I've … Continue reading When the World is Exhausting

When your best friend gets married.

While going through some drafts I have been working on for future posts, I found this completed but never published post I wrote a year and a half ago. I wrote it as I was going through the changes and struggles of being the only single friend watching my closest friends get married. I learned … Continue reading When your best friend gets married.