Opinion | Sexuality
How to Evangelize Your LGBT Neighbors
When Christians live communally, outsiders find intimacy within the family of God.
How to Evangelize Your LGBT Neighbors. When Christians live communally, outsiders find intimacy within the family of God. This means that you live a life filled with godly intimacy.
Opinion | Family
Why I’m Happy My Son Married at 20
In a world of hookups and cohabitation, he took a leap—and made an act—of faith.
When marriage is delayed, so is the opportunity to experience sexual intimacy within God's parameters of a marriage covenant. Our son and his wife found each other early in life.
Opinion | Family
Your Empty Nest Is God’s Opportunity
Four ways to rethink your post-parenting years in light of the Great Commission.
kids. According to developmental psychologist Erik Erikson, even though young adults are individuating from their parents, they still seek out intimacy.
Opinion | Family
Your Childhood Wounds May Be Hurting Your Marriage
Lessons from attachment theory on building secure and trusting intimacy.
Opinion | Family. Your Childhood Wounds May Be Hurting Your Marriage. Lessons from attachment theory on building secure and trusting intimacy. Dorothy
Opinion | Discipleship
Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world.
Drawing away into intimacy and conversation with God shapes us into healthy, whole persons who are eager and competent to partner with what God is doing.
Opinion | Family
How to Stay Married When You’re Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents
When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
from a fight. We desperately needed to connect, but there was little time or energy for in-depth conversations and sexual intimacy. According to sociologists
Opinion | Sexuality
Making Married Sex Mutual
Pervasive ideologies distort our view of female sexuality. God’s Word shows us a better way.
The former message emphasizes selfishness; the latter a potentially dangerous selflessness. Both miss the mark in terms of helping us to create healthy, satisfying marital intimacy.
Opinion | Sexuality
We Don’t Age Out of Our SexualitySubscriber access only
Balancing love, desire, and the demands of midlife.
During the season 6 premiere of Downton Abbey, head housekeeper Mrs. Hughes confides to her friend Mrs. Patmore, the house's cook, that she is concerned about intimacy in her
Opinion | Sexuality
Can My Marriage Win Over My Past?Subscriber access only
After years in an unhealthy sexual relationship, enjoying intimacy in marriage is a daily battle.
After years in an unhealthy sexual relationship, enjoying intimacy in marriage is a daily battle. Opinion | Sexuality. 1. It's okay to say no and suggest alternative acts of intimacy.
Opinion | Pop Culture
‘Wild Wild Country’ Hits Close to Home
The new Netflix documentary reveals an uncomfortable truth about American religious innovation.
Oregon. The beliefs and practices, of course, are very different, but the yearnings for spiritual connection, intimacy, and belonging are notably similar.
Opinion | Discipleship
Blessed Are the Unsatisfied
We often assume that loneliness and dissatisfaction are symptoms of spiritual failure. But what if they’re signs of healthy faith?
lonely at times. Sometimes I am unsatisfied not only with my ability to reflect Jesus but also with the very quality of my intimacy with him. I strongly suspect
Opinion | Discipleship
Why I Continue to Call God ‘Father’
I’m sympathetic to the arguments for female pronouns. But the linguistic alternatives leave behind a profound truth.
It's also stunning in its intimacy, and very good news. That is, the intimacy between two persons of the Trinity, Father and Son, is now available to each person in Christ.
Opinion | Family
Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
“There's a tactile feel to a print magazine that helps the reader get a break from the artificial intimacy of screens, and we think girls will find that both comforting and personal.”.
Opinion | Church
The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers
As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights.
inclined to skip this step. But bending into the heat of prayer's intimacy, “we get into union with God's view of other people,” Chambers writes. In his view, we
Opinion | Family
When Combat Trauma Tests a Marriage
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal?
used for good. Yet, the wisdom and intimacy with God they'll gain as they heal can be used to shine a powerful light into someone else's darkness. It will
Opinion | Sexuality
So Much More to Sex than 'Fifty Shades'Subscriber access only
Society overlooks true intimacy when we idolize the pleasure of steamy sex.
So Much More to Sex than 'Fifty Shades'. Society overlooks true intimacy when we idolize the pleasure of steamy sex. Sex tells the story of our longing for connection and intimacy.
The Turquoise Table Movement Wants You
Kristin Schell invites believers to trade entertaining for simple front-yard hospitality.
of her book, The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard, we asked Schell about why hospitality matters and how we can foster intimacy in our
What's It Like to Be Married to Me?Subscriber access only
Linda Dillow believes your marriage can be revolutionized by squaring off with this scary and powerful question
Linda Dillow is the co-founder and spiritual director of Authentic Intimacy as well as the author of several books including What's It Like to Be Married to Me?
Opinion | Family
Imagining a Better Marriage Actually Improved Mine
Rather than living in ongoing resentment, I sensed God calling me to refocus.
of hope. Rather than focusing on hurts or disappointments in our present, could I envision a future of mutual forgiveness and increasing intimacy? Or
Opinion | Discipleship
Lent, Unplugged
In a time of digital consumption, here’s how the church can lead the way on healthy media fasting.
For 40 days, we set aside distractions and vices in order to practice self-denial, focus on repentance, seek clarity in prayer, and pursue intimacy with God and others.
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