I was talking with Keelie from LoveHopeAdventure.com today and we got into a conversation about intimacy. In particular, about intimacy while dating. It ended up being a good discussion, and so I thought I’d share what I shared with her because this affects not only couples
Category Archives: Faith
What if we took spiritual warfare seriously?
This post isn’t about marriage directly. It’s something that a few things (sermon, conversations) have led me to over the course of a Sabbath. To me, it was … something big. Maybe it will be for you. Maybe not. Either way, I’m writing it here mostly
Do you feel like a sexual being, or a sexual object?
I’m trying to process something I was thinking about on my commute home today. It has to do with this verse: The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not
How do you stop sinful behaviours? – Part 2
Last week I wrote a post about how to stop sinful behaviours. In truth, I only gave half the answer. I wrote about recognizing how wretched we are and continuously dying to self. I focused on that because as Christians, we tend to skip that
How do you stop sinful behaviours?
I get a lot of comments and questions from people asking “How do I stop sinful behaviour?” and it’s a difficult question to answer. Whether you’re trying to quit porn, yelling at your kids, or overeating, it’s really the same issue. Our sinful nature is
Don’t say yuck about food (Don’t say “I hate my body”)
We have a rule in our house. You don’t say “yuck” about food. We created this rule for our children, because with five of them, invariably one of them isn’t interested in what we made for supper. You put the food down, and they push
Should I listen to my husband or God?
This morning I was listening to someone answer this question from one of their readers: What does a wife do when her conviction regarding a spiritual principle is different than her husbands? For example, I have a conviction that we should be tithing. For a while
What do you do with a spouse who isn’t acting like a Christian?
In the comments on posts, and in my inbox, I often hear people lamenting that their spouse isn’t acting like a Christian. It could be they never apologize, or they watch porn without remorse. It could be they masturbate instead of having sex with their
There are no salvation issues
Yesterday I mentioned that, when discussing theology, there are no “salvation issues”. I said I’d elaborate on that today. It’s common in Christianity to side-step theology conflicts by saying Well, it’s not a salvation issue This usually means This won’t save you or cause you
Do you talk about theology with your spouse?
I’ve been very blessed to have a spouse who believes the same things I do about God. We even changed denominations together a decade ago. We both felt convicted that the church we grew up in wasn’t teaching doctrine that was in keeping with the Bible.
6 things that stop people from forgiving
The other day I wrote about how to apologize properly. The final step in the formula is to ask for forgiveness. That forgiveness should always be extended, however, if you find yourself unable to offer forgiveness, here are six reasons you may want to examine.