Call Out Locker Room Talk for the Sin That It Is
We can’t excuse inconsistent principles in our politicians or in each other.
Opinion | Discipleship. Call Out Locker Room Talk for the Sin That It Is. We The very phrase “locker room talk” operates much the way sin operates. Give
When 'You're Pregnant' Feels Like Bad News
How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood?
21). In terms of these desires, encouraging honesty doesn't mean overlooking sin, but rather humbly and gently calling each other to repentance. But
How to Escape America’s Anger Problem
In this rancorous post-election season, some women are turning to tried-and-true solutions.
As people of faith, we have a name for this kind of excessive anger—sin—and we also have a script for how to respond to it. The Bible is replete with warnings about over-the-top anger.
10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
The pregnancy, which ended in miscarriage at 14 weeks, was painful, hard on my twiggy body, and emotional beyond description. Growing up, sexual sin was all around me.
Sin Gone Viral
How Internet outrage hits deep.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Sin Gone Viral. How Internet outrage hits deep. Less has been written about a different aspect of Internet rage: what it teaches us about the nature of sin.
When I Didn’t Love My Adopted Child
After welcoming our new daughter, I saw my sin more clearly than ever before.
After welcoming our new daughter, I saw my sin more clearly than ever before. I wish my sin was easier to eradicate, but God continues to root it out of me.
God's Feminist Ideals
We're created to be image bearers and justice seekers.
ability. But sin entered the world, and the inherent dignity of men and women has often gotten lost as corrupt people with power oppress others without it.
My Dad, the Sinner and Saint
How I learned to see my father as more than his unfaithful past.
Meanwhile, those of us hurt by his sin were left to make sense of it all. What was happening? But he began to talk openly about his sin in a way he never had—even if only in spurts.
When Does the Bible Allow Divorce?
Scripture’s guidance for broken, hurting marriages
She says, “In Matthew 19:9, Jesus forbids divorce 'except for unchastity.'” She explains, “When a spouse breaks the marriage covenant through sexual sin—porneia—there are biblical
Confessions of a (Sinful) Overachiever
Praise or mockery: The problem with our reactions to “super-moms.”
It's admirable—if not for the pesky tendency to pride myself by the praise of these efforts. No doubt, sin easily besets even our most righteous inclinations.
The Key to Raising Kind Kids
Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd says it’s closer than you think.
Although we often caricature Puritan parents as stern, strict people scaring their children from sin, Mintz believes the Puritan contribution to parenting isn't their rules but rather their
How Churches Can Give Sanctuary and Still Support the Law
800 congregations are working to protect undocumented immigrants. A leader with the New Sanctuary Movement says yours should be one of them.
We must look at people's sin honestly, but we must also believe people can change in a moment, that everyone is made in the image of God and is capable of sudden acts of sacrificial
Q+A: The Story Behind the Jesus Storybook Bible
Sally Lloyd-Jones wrote a kids Bible so popular that they’re releasing an adult version.
Can you tell us a bit about why, instead of talking about sin, or wrath, or repentance, you talked so much about emotional responses instead: God's heartbreak, or our own hearts melting
Our “Holy” Sins
Daring to face what we tend to ignore
“YES, JESUS LOVES ME. THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO!”. From defiance to deception, varieties of sin abound. So why, then, is there even such a thing as “eusebeigenic sin”?
Your Husband’s Infidelity Is Not Your Fault
Adultery comes from a greedy heart, not an insufficient wife.
His Sin, His Responsibility. Blaming a woman for a man's sin is as old as the Garden of Eden. And, like all sin, the more lust is indulged, the less it satisfies.
God Loves My Fat Body As It Is
My weight does not hurt my witness.
Still, some Christians hold on to some negative stereotypes that intertwine fat with sin in ways that clearly counter the efforts of the fat acceptance movement.
Before I Could Forgive, I Had to Lament
I needed to do more than hide my bruises and cover my pain.
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you” (Matt. 6:14). Jesus forgave others not by ignoring their sin but by lamenting it.
Taking Creative Liberties With Creation
Does Wm. Paul Young’s Eve go too far?
creation and fall. Through the narrative, Young describes sin as our turning away from a face-to-face, personal relationship with God. Like Adam and
Making Married Sex Mutual
Pervasive ideologies distort our view of female sexuality. God’s Word shows us a better way.
They need to repair what has been broken by the harshness of life, sin, and the world. They need to reunite their minds, hearts, wills, and bodies. . . . Making love is creating oneness. . .