Christian Life, Christmas/Advent, Theology

Christmas Shows Us God’s Incredible Love for Us

One of my family’s Christmas traditions is to watch The Muppet Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve. For us, this movie is a classic. We sing along with all the songs and quote many of our favorite lines (which I think drives my husband, who did not grow up with this particular film, a little nuts). One of my favorite songs …

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Christian Life, Christmas/Advent, Theology

Christmas Reminds Us That Waiting Is Part of God’s Plan

One of the hardest parts about Christmas as a kid was waiting for it to come. The month of December seemed to drag on forever. One of the longest seeming Decembers was when I was six.   That year, I asked Santa for an American Girl doll (the epitome of greatness for little girls at the time). I even saved …

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Christian Life, Christmas/Advent, Theology

Christmas Gives Us Hope Because God Keeps His Promises

Honestly, I can’t believe it’s already December. This year seems to have gone by so quickly. I don’t know if it’s just because I’m getting older or if time is actually speeding up, but regardless, this past year seems to have just flown by.   Despite my feeling of time warp, I’m super excited for Christmas. Christmas has always been …

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Christian Life, Single Life, Theology

Singleness Is Temporary, but the Family of God is Forever

Family holiday events when you’re single can be hard. I still remember the feelings I had at Thanksgiving and Christmas as I watched my cousins bring their significant others to family events, even the ones that were quite a bit younger than me. I felt so behind and a bit like a loser. I’m not saying anyone ever set out …

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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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Christian Life, Theology

Foolishness Is Not the Same as Sin

My last blog post was all about things that unmarried people shouldn’t do, mainly because they’re acting like they’re married when they aren’t. I tried to point out that the things in themselves weren’t sinful (though they could lead to sin), but instead they were unwise. I’d like to elaborate on that a little bit more because I think 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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