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When You Unknowingly Act Like the Unkind People You Decry

When You Unknowingly Act Like the Unkind People You Decry

When you see unkindness in others, do you quickly recognize it for what it is? Do the vitriol on the Internet or your more challenging interpersonal relationships bother you? Are you quick to call out uncharitable judgments? What about you? Do you see traces of… Continue Reading …

Do You See Me As an Angry Person?

Do You See Me As an Angry Person?

One of the most effective leadership opportunities that you will have is to ask those close to you how they perceive you. And because we all struggle with anger, asking if they see you as an angry person is an excellent query for them. It… Continue Reading …

Practical Thoughts on How to Disagree with Others

Practical Thoughts on How to Disagree with Others

You’ve heard the expression, “we can agree to disagree.” It’s catchy, but how are you when it comes to disagreeing with someone who believes differently from you? Are you quick to attack and slow to think? Do your passions run ahead of any redemptive possibilities… Continue Reading …

Do You Worship the Hugeness of God Like a Child?

Do You Worship Like a Child the Hugeness of God

I love small humans; they make life in this fallen world so much sweeter. My favorite of them are at that age when they can speak well and begin to reason, but they don’t take themselves too seriously yet. You may want to read: How… Continue Reading …

Please Understand My Culture Before You Rebuke Me

Please Understand My Culture Before You Rebuke Me

Expecting a person in your culture to understand and accept your viewpoint without taking the time to understand their perspective and how they became who they are will short-circuit whatever gospel advancement you hope to make in their lives. You may want to read: The… Continue Reading …

Submission Is Repugnant. What Do You Think of Me?

Submission Is Repugnant to Me

I used to be a feminist, then I became a Christian, which does not mean I’m unequal to any man. Loving equality and submission are not as complicated as it may seem on the surface. Sadly, I did not understand this common-sense Christian truth back… Continue Reading …

A Practical Guide Through the Complexities of Domestic Abuse

All abusive situations are complicated. There is no easy way to navigate through the many complexities of abusive relationships. But God does not leave us alone or without help. There are practical ways to think about and respond to these relational disappointments. You may want… Continue Reading …

How to Help the Domineering Husband and Doormat Wife

God has called the body of Christ to intervene when oppressive family relationships are in its midst. The church should be the safest place in the world for hurting people. You may want to read: A Short Prayer on Walking in the Spirit A Good… Continue Reading …

When It’s Okay to Go Against Your Husband’s Wishes

There may be times in life when the best way for you to honor the Lord is to go against your husband’s wishes. Total subservience to your husband without appeal or alternatives is not taught in the Bible. You may want to read: How to… Continue Reading …

How to Respond to Bad Books and Those Who Love Them

We should be able to trust Christian content. Sadly, many times we can’t. And there aren’t any warning labels on the harmful material. Much of what flies off the shelves of Christian stores hinders people’s growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord, Jesus… Continue Reading …