Married Life, Single Life, Theology

Marriage Is Temporary

Every Disney princess movie pretty much ends the same way: said princess and her prince charming ride off into the sunset. From this, we assume that all their problems were permanently solved and they stay married forever. You don’t really think about how their life progresses or how it ends. Married Life Is Still Unpredictable The truth is that life …

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Single Life

Why Being Single Doesn’t Mean There’s Something Wrong with You

If there’s one thing that Lifetime movies are great at, it’s reinforcing the idea that life is not complete without romance. Okay, it’s not just Lifetime that’s guilty of this. It’s probably every rom-com ever and about a million songs. This is a lie, but it’s one that I totally bought into and that you may buy into too. When …

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Single Life

If You’re Not Married, Don’t Act Like It

I’m breaking from the Spiritual Growth Journey theme for this week, mostly because I already wrote a blog post about meditation (you can find that here) and because I’ve been thinking quite a bit about another subject this past week. What is the difference between dating and being married? That was a question I was ruminating over during a sleepless …

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Christian Life, Single Life, Spiritual Disciplines

What Sabbath Teaches Us About Singleness (And Other Unmet Desires)

This week for my Six Week Spiritual Growth Journey that I’m doing on Facebook, I talked about Sabbath. In thinking about the benefits of Sabbath, I realized that Sabbath teaches us the very thing that I struggled with most when I was single. It’s something we all often struggle with when we have unmet desires:  there’s only so much we …

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Christian Life, Married Life, Sex, Single Life, Theology

Why Does God Care Who You Sleep With?

A Theology of Sex, Part 1 As Christians, we often have a stigma attached to us: we’re too uptight about sex. The world has moved on to a place where the old constraints no longer matter, with few exceptions (people generally are still against bestiality, incest, and pedophilia).Yet Christians, or at least the conservative, old school ones, still argue against …

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Single Life

10 Things You Should Ask Yourself before You Date (or Marry) Someone, Part 2

I know you’ve all been dying to find out the next five questions you should ask yourself before dating or marrying someone. Here they are. You’ll note that all of these are more serious than the first five. These five are also more important as you’re looking towards marriage. (Missed last week’s post? Make sure you check out the first …

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Single Life

10 Things You Should Ask Yourself Before You Date (or Marry) Someone, Part 1

One of my least favorite sayings in the world is “follow your heart.” Let’s be real, your heart can send you in some very stupid directions. While there are few experiences quite as overwhelming, awesome, and irrational as falling in love, this experience can also blind us to some big problems. I know this from experience, people! This is a …

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