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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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, 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 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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