I know I've had an extended hiatus from writing since February but I hope to be back now with at least some regularity. I turned 26 last week and am writing this short, belated birthday post about my three regrets of the past five years and my three hopes for the next five years. The … Continue reading On Turning 26
Sight Whether you're being tempted by words in a book, images in your head or false pixels on a screen, the ultimate problem is that you're not exalting Christ as Lord above all things. I know your heart whispers "as long as it stays inside my head, I'm good " However, Christ says it's the … Continue reading A First Prayer for the Sexually Tempted
"Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight."--Romans 12:15 Do weddings stir up pain for you or make you uncomfortable? Though my joy overflows for the bride and groom, I usually burst into … Continue reading The Hard Path of Choosing Rejoicing over Envy
It's an understatement to say that beauty or "hotness" if you will is one of America's most precious and invasive gods. Everywhere. Six packs and bulking arms. Legs longer than my torso and flat stomachs abound. We're constantly embroiled in these messages. These messages truly make it seem as if there's only one way to … Continue reading Are You Willing to Die to Having a “Hot” Spouse?
The title's alarming, isn't it? So is this one: "Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos." This post is largely a response to that post. The notions behind both titles are frightening: God's grace is not enough; Christ's sacrifice was not enough. If that's true, we're all done for. I want to start off by saying I do … Continue reading Women Only Want Men Who Have Never Watched Porn
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?
#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?
I kept waiting. Waiting to grow at least 4 more inches, waiting for my stomach to smooth, waiting to grow into an elegant female instead of a disproportionate girl. So when, at 22, I suddenly caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, several realizations toppled down onto me all at once: I was done … Continue reading I’ll Never Be Her