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YOU and Acceptance after Divorce

YOU and Acceptance after Divorce

You never thought divorce would happen to you. But it did. You may feel traumatized, relieved, hopeful, afraid, or all of the above. What choices will help you heal? How can you learn from your mistakes instead of repeating them? And where is God in all of this? Michelle and Connie have been where you

What Was God Thinking When He Created Sex?

Sex is the most scandalous, sinful, shameful thing in the world… so be sure to save it for someone you love. If we are honest, this is the mind-set of far too many Christians, whether we recognize it or not. Most of us were raised by well-intentioned parents and church leaders who wanted the best for us, so they

The Invisible Mom

The Invisible Mom

“Does anyone see me?” The rise in social media is evidence that this question matters. So many of us want to feel noticed. We update our statuses, post pictures, and expose parts of our lives that a decade or so ago would have remained unknown, invisible, and unseen. I’m not against social media, but do

Soul Keeping: What Is The Soul?

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world,

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Asks, “What Is The Church?”

The movement upward [toward God] cannot be separated from the movement toward our neighbor. Both belong indissolubly together . . . Standing under God’s rule means living in community with God and with the church. DIETRICH BONHOEFFER, SANCTORUM COMMUNIO In his diary Bonhoeffer recorded that Palm Sunday was “the first day that something of the

Overcoming Worry: God Is In Control

When legitimate concern morphs into toxic panic, we cross a boundary line into the state of fret. No longer anticipating or preparing, we take up membership in the fraternity of Woe-Be-Me. Christ cautions against this. — Max Lucado, pastor A few years ago, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook became a best seller and spun off an entire series of

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