Kay: Have we Christians made Marriage too Complicated?

This is an excellent piece, perfect for where our christian community is at right now. There has been far too much binding of the conscience to social spheres, even christian ones, which has undermined Christ sovereignty over our lives including our marriages. Well done Kimberly! It was a late Saturday morning. After a big pot of coffee and a lot of talking the two of … Continue reading Kay: Have we Christians made Marriage too Complicated?

Desiring God: Should Moms Stay Home?

I was a woman succeeding in a man’s world. I was very much “living the dream.” I loved Jesus and being a Christian, but my primary identity was “successful professional.” My work was the main source of my personal sense of affirmation and accomplishment. I could exercise control, see results on a regular basis, and be rewarded for it, both with recognition and compensation. Many … Continue reading Desiring God: Should Moms Stay Home?

Mercatornet: Jane Austen’s Marriage Challenge

During the last couple of weeks, while Jane Austen fans have been paying tribute to the famous novelist on the 200th anniversary of her death, devotees of a very different type of fiction have been getting their fix of Game of Thrones, Season 7. From all accounts this television series has more dead bodies than a busy mortuary, making it incredibly popular for some reason. A … Continue reading Mercatornet: Jane Austen’s Marriage Challenge

Why women need other women in their lives

[Editor’s note: Romance novels aside (because as with anything we can make it about ourselves or we can make it about serving God), the substance of this article points to what is possible in a solid christian community where women invest in one another in substantial ways. We should all be better at serving one another, in strengthening the body of Christ. ] Years ago, … Continue reading Why women need other women in their lives

Desiring God: Gospel Hope for Self-Haters

We all know really godly women who for example in God’s providence either never married or they married where unable to have children. They have always had to go through a process of grappling with that, grappling with identity, grappling with what it means to be a woman. Grappling with how does one find one’s way to the courage, and dignity, and purpose. We’ve all … Continue reading Desiring God: Gospel Hope for Self-Haters

Desiring God: Contentment in Trials, How God Prepared Us for a Brain Tumor

As God tests us, he wants us to test him, to see if he is as faithful as he promised. I undertook the job of writing a book on the subject of contentment, something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. Having learned so much from the Puritans Jeremiah Burroughs and Thomas Watson on contentment, I wanted to assemble something simple … Continue reading Desiring God: Contentment in Trials, How God Prepared Us for a Brain Tumor