The Bible calls us to be compassionate. It also tells us to help a fellow Christian if they are overcome by sin. Compassion and pointing out sin don't seem to go together, do they? The idea of confronting another believer with a sin issue can be daunting, to say the least—especially in today’s culture. So, … Continue reading Compassion Versus Enabling of Sin
One of the most important lessons we can learn is how to respond wisely when we are wronged. Unless you live on a private desert island—you will be wronged. Many times Christians are shocked when they are hurt by another believer. But the truth is, even Christians hurt each other and have disagreements. We are … Continue reading Facing Conflict: How to Respond Rightly When You’re Wronged by Another Believer
Sometimes smart people do dumb things, wise people do foolish things, and even the godly do ungodly things. Regardless of how we mess up, we share one thing in common: we all make mistakes. The Bible says “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) Often we view this statement … Continue reading What to do After You’ve Messed Up
Where are you taking Jesus today? Are you taking Him with you to work? To school? On the road as you drive in traffic? In your mind, as you worry about financial problems? In your heart, as you long for someone who is married? Are you taking Him with you when you engage in office gossip? … Continue reading Where are You Taking Jesus Today?
Our first Valentine’s Day together, my husband, Scott, bought me a dozen long-stem roses. We have been married twenty-eight years. Guess how many times he’s bought me a dozen long stem roses? Once. It’s a good thing I didn’t expect roses every Valentine’s Day, right? Now, I don’t want to give you the wrong impression … Continue reading UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS: The #1 Relationship Killer
I’ve heard a lot of marital advice and read a slew of books on the subject through the years. I’m certainly not claiming to have it all figured out or to have the perfect marriage. But as a Christian woman happily married for nearly 29 years and with the same man for 31 years, I’ve … Continue reading 5 Less Talked About Secrets of a Strong Marriage