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,Continue reading “Sex is not about sex – part 2”

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 approachesContinue reading “Sex is not about sex – part 1”

Rating your dating – pt3 – What about online dating?

More questions from our faith family… Is it okay to be single and NOT be sexually frustrated? I would have paid money for this while I was single. However, it’s less likely for anybody who is highly stimulated by sight. Modesty is a forgotten virtue, so even if someone starts to break free from porn,Continue reading “Rating your dating – pt3 – What about online dating?”

Rating your dating – pt2 – What questions should I be asking?

Disclaimer: these are responses to the questions from our faith family. I’ll hit a few questions each day. 1) Can you encourage godly men to be honest and clear when interested in a young woman? Hey godly men, please be honest and clear when you are interested in a young woman. Unless – that would awaken loveContinue reading “Rating your dating – pt2 – What questions should I be asking?”

Rating your dating while waiting for mating – part 1

Wow. Studying the book of Ruth certainly stirs the pot on the subject of romance. Living in a town and being in a church with more singles than marrieds has forced me to think much more deeply about the subject. My favorite string of questions so far have come from one of my favorite peopleContinue reading “Rating your dating while waiting for mating – part 1”

Mom and Dad do not love each other anymore.

We all know the statistics. Is it 50%? 60%? I can’t even keep track of the percentage of marriages that end in divorce. Which is why I was rolling my eyes while I was flipping through the channels  and I landed on a show with a very predictable conversation. “Kids, Mom and Dad do notContinue reading “Mom and Dad do not love each other anymore.”

Entitled people are never grateful

Watch out for entitlement. It’s the day before Thanksgiving and I’m thinking about that Samaritan leper healed by Jesus. Remember the story? Ten outcasts get healed, and only one comes back to say thanks. It’s a strange story. Then Jesus said, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to returnContinue reading “Entitled people are never grateful”