What We Mean When We Say 'Orthodox Christianity'
James K.A. Smith wants to focus on the creeds, not sexuality. But there's more to it than that.
and Calvin College professor James KA Smith argued that recent use of the words orthodoxy and heresy in debates about sexual ethics surrounding same-sex marriage is a selective
When Your Spouse Is Mentally Ill
My husband’s schizoaffective disorder devastated our family. Here’s what I’ve learned in the years since he was first diagnosed.
He was funny and smart. I respected him and had looked to him for advice throughout our marriage. Though I often felt alone as mental illness invaded our marriage, I know I am not.
Actually, Eugene Peterson Does Not Support Same-Sex Marriage
(UPDATED) In retraction, popular author affirms 'a biblical view of everything'—including marriage.
(UPDATED) In retraction, popular author affirms 'a biblical view of everything'—including marriage. Gleanings. Actually, Eugene Peterson Does Not Support Same-Sex Marriage.
Being People of Truth in a World of Fake News
Use common sense, desire discernment, and cultivate accountability.
If you read, for example, on RightWingPatrioticAntiHillaryNews.info that a pastor was arrested for preaching against same-sex marriage, do not click the SHARE button before checking
Perfect Love Casts Out Fear
Receive the love of God so freely given.
“Hi. My name is Miriam. I'm jealous of my little brother Moses and I'm a racist; I'm upset about his inter-racial marriage.”. “Hi. My name is Moses and I'm a hot-head and a murderer.”. “Hi.
Marriage Lessons from the Luthers
Katharina and Martin Luther lived 500 years ago, but they can teach us much about how to live well in our own modern-day marriages.
Opinion | Family. Marriage Lessons from the Luthers. Katharina and Martin Luther lived 500 it inconveniences us. A good marriage. Martin and Katharina
A Millennial Anomaly? Why I’m Still In Church
Just because Millennials aren’t at your church doesn’t mean they’ve forsaken church.
We're not all following the traditional high-school-college-job- marriage-house-kids-retirement plan, partly because we aren't able to, and partly because we don't always want to.
Saving Your Ministry Before You Lose It
A wise leader does not wait for God to send a messenger to uncover his or her sin.
It could cost me my ministry, my marriage, and maybe my family.” Over the next hour we talked, prayed, and cried together. By God's grace, his marriage did not end.
Character: The Secret to Leading for the Long Term
D.L. Moody described character as “what you are in the dark.”
For those who grew up in the church, we are trained in a narrative that says, “Wait until marriage; the sex will always be amazing and mind-blowing, and you will remain faithful to your
Adam and Eve Can't Save Your Marriage
What Bruce Feiler's reading of 'the first love story' leaves out.
Adam and Eve Can't Save Your Marriage. What Bruce Feiler's reading of 'the first love story' leaves out. The topic of marriage, then, was a logical next step.
Imagining a Better Marriage Actually Improved Mine
Rather than living in ongoing resentment, I sensed God calling me to refocus.
Opinion | Family. Imagining a Better Marriage Actually Improved Mine. I couldn't imagine it to be true. My husband and I were in the midst of a particularly difficult season in our marriage.
Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth
What happens when our kids don’t want our heirlooms.
Marriage is the traditional entry point into home ownership, but a steadily rising percentage of young adults are delaying traditional marriage or foregoing it entirely.
Turning the World Upside Down, Down Under
As Americans debate the Benedict Option, anti-Christian fervor in Australia has convinced me that we need a more disruptive strategy.
Soft Persecution. Australia, like most Western nations, has experienced intense divisions and heated debates over legalizing same-sex marriage. (Australia
Is There Enough Evidence?
Just Like Jesus. We love and serve the God of justice. Devotion. Week of August 21, 2017. Micah 6:8 says this is what God desires from humankind: “To
Breast Cancer Marred My Picture-Perfect Marriage
How we found God’s mercy as we faced deep division we’d never experienced before.
Opinion | Family. Breast Cancer Marred My Picture-Perfect Marriage. In Making Marriage Beautiful, Dorothy Greco writes that suffering can be a divine mercy.
Christian Orgs Labeled Hate Groups on Top Charity Site
(UPDATED) GuideStar adopts Southern Poverty Law Center’s controversial designations.
Several Christian organizations known for their advocacy on behalf of traditional marriage and families were recently labeled hate groups on one of America's top charity research sites
Finding My 'True Self' As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
Recent Pew Forum research indicates that support among Americans for same-sex marriage has grown from 31 percent in 2004 to 55 percent in 2016.