Opinion | Sexuality
Why Jesus Isn't Your Boyfriend: A Critique of Dating GodSubscriber access only
Christian women need a better framework for relating to God amid their singleness.
Not only is it an incomplete picture of who our Christ is, it also sends the message that the girls (and women) who are truly devoted to Jesus equate contentment in him with a romantic
Opinion | Sexuality
Let Pastors' Wives Do Their Own ThingSubscriber access only
And please ignore the ones on reality TV.
Big-name pastors with big followings build their own "brands," and this push for success often pressures the pastor to find contentment in how his family looks, acts, and is involved in
Opinion | Sexuality
The Gender Pay Gap: Not as Bad as You ThinkSubscriber access only
The major factor that recent reports fail to account for.
The major factor that recent reports fail to account for.
Opinion | Sexuality
Lusting After Asparagus?: Our Culture's Food Porn ProblemSubscriber access only
What's wrong with ogling beautifully shot images of filet mignon and other rich foods? A lot, actually.
it divorces visual appeal from substantive encounter, and it leads to dissatisfaction with the real thing: a longing for the next amazing meal, instead of contentment with what we might
Opinion | Family
The 'Just You Wait' Mantra: Is Marriage Really That Hard?Subscriber access only
My husband and I have encountered much gloom and doom about marriage from older Christian couples. What gives?
is equally unhealthy. To some, marriage is the solution to loneliness, insecurity, sexual frustration, or a general lack of contentment. According to this
Opinion | Sexuality
The Soul of Your Soles: Why Women Love ShoesSubscriber access only
Celebrating those 'bursts of beauty that defy the mundane.'
Celebrating those 'bursts of beauty that defy the mundane.'.
Making the Most out of Mommy Blogging: The Woman Behind Money Saving MomSubscriber access only
How Crystal Paine made a ministry out of coupon clipping.
Hartman said. In the final section of the book, Paine addresses contentment, a likely challenge for many who struggle with ways to make ends meet. Her
Opinion | Church
Why Nancy Sleeth Wants You to Be a Bit More AmishSubscriber access only
The message of 'Almost Amish' is, fittingly, simple: How we live matters.
Christ offers us a better way of living. He is the only path we can take to true contentment. Peace can only be found in God, not things. Our faith is inseparable from the rest of our lives.
Opinion | Sexuality
Why I No Longer Pray for a HusbandSubscriber access only
Lessons in longing, hunger, and trust.
More and more I find myself praying around the postures of the Lord's prayer: sonship, worship, evangelism, generosity and contentment, mercy and justice, reconciliation, spiritual
Opinion | Sexuality
Sugar Daddies and Abba FatherSubscriber access only
An echo of the sugar daddy/sugar baby phenomenon may be coming to a church near you.
Rather than seeking contentment in singleness, a plan to pay down the bills, or abstinence in a relationship, they are looking for help outside of God's direction and provision.
Opinion | Discipleship
Why 'Happy' Isn't a Christian WordSubscriber access only
How to practice hope during the happiest season of the Christian year.
How to practice hope during the happiest season of the Christian year.
Opinion | Family
Simplicity: It's ComplicatedSubscriber access only
When trying to buy and spend less only breeds anxiety, maybe it's time to check motives.
stuffed animals? Gratitude, contentment, and acceptance of life as it is, even when it does not conform to our preferences, are also virtues. Abundant
Opinion | Sexuality
What Christian Women Want NowSubscriber access only
How do we respond to recent reports of women's declining happiness?
How do we respond to recent reports of women's declining happiness?
Opinion | Sexuality
Are You Happy Now?Subscriber access only
How to think about the inverse trend of women's rights and women's happiness.
How to think about the inverse trend of women's rights and women's happiness.
Opinion | Sexuality
The Friendship BoostSubscriber access only
The inextricable link between happiness and meaningful relationships (hint: they take more than Facebook updates).
The inextricable link between happiness and meaningful relationships (hint: they take more than Facebook updates).
Opinion | Pop Culture
Declining Female HappinessSubscriber access only
A new study reveals that feminism may be the source of our discontent.
Contented Soul. The individualism we embraced instead was a sanctioned selfishness that frayed our social fabric and eroded our contentment. "We
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