A single woman from our church, started dating a non-Christian guy. She was committed to the Word, faithful at church, surrounded by Christian friends, and yet, the allure of marriage, children, and a future with a husband was just too strong. None of the guys at church were asking her out, so when non-Christians paid attention to her at work, she struggled. Does this sound familiar to you? Maybe the specific details or the reasons for compromise are different in your situation, but more than likely you’ve seen something similar. The cold, hard truth is that some single women do settle. Continue reading
Confrontation is not easy, but it glorifies God when we are willing to risk a person’s rejection and/or anger by speaking the truth in love when we see someone caught in sin. This demonstrates true love for God and for others and so fulfills God’s greatest commandments. Continue reading
Our culture encourages us to pursue joy. We are increasingly becoming aware of the many benefits of gratitude and joy. The Bible also encourages us to pursue joy but grounds that pursuit in the reality of God. A striking example of this is in Philippians 3:1, where we see that rejoicing in the Lord is a safeguard for us. But how exactly is rejoicing a safeguard? Continue reading
If we are honest, in the past two decades there has been a lack of helpful Christian resources when it comes to dating. Many Christians aren’t sure what to think about dating, courtship, and engagement. We have felt this void and longed for more practical resources that think deeply about the Bible as it relates to romance before marriage. Continue reading
Biblical counseling allows for very honest conversations to be fostered in a safe, truthful, gracious, and raw environment.
And as much as we enjoy the sentiments of that first sentence, many say, “I no longer have those conversations – I have stopped talking to God and I’m certainly not going to share with others. In fact, these conversations bring fear and despair. I’ve stopped talking.” Continue reading