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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We Don’t Age Out of Our Sexuality
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
Can My Marriage Win Over My Past?
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.
‘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.
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
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.
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.”.
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
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
So Much More to Sex than 'Fifty Shades'
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?
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?
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
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.