Following Christ with PTSD

I wish the instinctive wariness every time I meet a new person or enter a new environment wasn't second nature to me. I don't mean to be suspicious of people (often even my closest friends and mentors) or second-guess their motives. It's awful. But growing up, I had to second guess all motives. Abuse was … Continue reading Following Christ with PTSD

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Are Christians Guaranteed Safe Spaces?

There's a lot of venom flying in all sorts of directions between generations these days. From the younger generations come the cries that "no one understands us" and "you do you" and "I just need a place where I can be myself." The older generations then counter with "you're all just snowflakes" and "at 18 … Continue reading Are Christians Guaranteed Safe Spaces?

Christian, are you Staying Single for the Wrong Reasons?

I want to begin by saying that I am not shaming you for being single (I am single myself!) but rather pointing out attitudes of the heart that singleness can bring toward marriage that aren't Christ-centered or accurate. #1 You Fear Marriage As I pointed out in my previous article, if fear of anything other … Continue reading Christian, are you Staying Single for the Wrong Reasons?

Christian, do you Desire Marriage for the Wrong Reasons?

#1- You're lonely Marriage won't fix it. [Anonymous interrogator]: But how do you know? You're not married. Because taking sinner x sinner does not equal blissful fulfillment except for maybe all of five minutes. If that were true, there would be no lonely married people and no divorces stemming from "unmet needs." You don't have … Continue reading Christian, do you Desire Marriage for the Wrong Reasons?