Get the Story Right

Some time ago I was speaking with a young couple on the verge of getting married and the subject of my marriage came up. The more I talked about the marriage I have experienced – and the wife I enjoy – the more grateful I became. My final assessment was, I’m so blessed it’s crazy. As I walked away from […]

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Second-hand smoke

It is quite possible to know a lot about God and very little of God. Sometimes I ask questions I should not ask. Especially with married couples. The mild version of the conversation usually starts with, “Do you still kiss?” I remember being at a conference where I met a cheerful and outgoing couple, when the question popped out of […]

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Sex is not about sex – part 2

We really do have a sex problem. Yesterday we said that sex is deeper than a right or an identity. Today I want to take a look at another harmful approach to sex: Appetite. If we’re honest, our culture has trained us to view sex as an appetite:  If you’re hungry, you should eat.  If you’re thirsty, you should drink.  And if […]

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Sex is not about sex – part 1

Sex. Of course you’re still reading. But it’s not just about sex. In the culture we live in, you can’t really become a follower-lover-apprentice of Jesus without confronting the sex questions head-on. And Jesus wants to be the Lord of your sex life. We have a real challenge because we tend to gravitate toward harmful approaches to the subject of sex. […]

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