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4 Components of Romantic Chemistry

4 Components of Romantic Chemistry

The point is that you need to marry someone you can have a happy conversation with, someone who enjoys at least some of the things that you do. Marriage is not meant to be miserable.

Multi-Level Marketing and the Church

Multi-Level Marketing and the Church

Over the past three years I’ve noticed a rise in the amount of direct marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM) companies on my social media news feeds. Everywhere I look are photos and testimonies about the wonders of this dark spot correcting cream, essential oils, healthy shakes that aid in weight loss, and that body shaping wrap. What strikes me most about these posts is that they are coming from women in the church.

When Happy Christians Are Too Happy

When Happy Christians Are Too Happy

The “happy Christian” means well but often only shares or responds out of their current perspective of God. The truth is, how someone views the Lord is evident by how they respond to another person in suffering or pain, or really, someone just having a bad day. However, when the “happy Christian” wants to force the good and faithful Lord upon a hurting circumstance, they aren’t doing God justice by providing the comfort that he truly offers those in pain.

The Meaning of Contentment

The Meaning of Contentment

Discontentment isn’t a word reserved just for single people or the poor or those with health issues. Discontentment is a real sin issue for all believers, caused by the lack of belief that God is enough. It can’t be fixed by gifts, relationships, promotions, or any temporary satisfaction.

A Selfish Marriage

A Selfish Marriage

“Your marriage is not your own. Stop treating it like it is. You WILL destroy it if you continue to act as if it belongs only to you. Not because you necessarily want to, but you can’t help yourself apart from me. If you aren’t living for Me, you are only living for yourself. At any moment in your given life, if you aren’t living to glorify Me---you are striving for your own glory. Stop. Or you will destroy everything I have given you.”

Arrogantly Reformed

Arrogantly Reformed

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Confessions of a Pastor's Kid

Confessions of a Pastor's Kid

When I was growing up I often felt that my dad’s profession shaped my life a lot more than I wanted it to. Whenever people asked what my dad’s job was I would mutter with much embarrassment, “he’s a pastor.”

How To: The Art of Finding a Church

How To: The Art of Finding a Church

Is finding a church family a lot like some of the criteria we put forth when looking to date someone? “Yes, I would like a church that is witty, always available for me to talk to when I want, interested in serving my every whim and desire, wants to be involved in my life (but not too much), thinks I’m pretty special, accepts me exactly for who I am and is particularly thankful for the privilege of knowing me?”

The Comparison Game

The Comparison Game

The measure of our faith isn’t in looking to the person on your right or left. We know from scripture in Philippians 1:6 that we all are daily being perfected to the image of Christ. What we neglect to see (because we are too busy comparing ourselves to each other) is that the way we are being perfected and the results will all look different. How the Holy Spirit brings about sanctification in my life will be different than yours.