Life as a Foreigner

A Difficult Month

This past month has been very hard for our whole family.  In November my Amith's dear Uncle Ajith died very suddenly and went to be with the Lord.  He was like a second father to my husband and was always loving and supportive of us as a couple.  He loved Jesus, and Amith would call… Continue reading A Difficult Month

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Church

Remembering Who the Chief Shepherd is

Psalm 95:6-7 “Oh come, let us worship and bow down;     let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God,     and we are the people of his pasture,     and the sheep of his hand...” We don't have a whole lot of shepherds in the urban city where my husband and I live.  However… Continue reading Remembering Who the Chief Shepherd is

Intercultural Romance

Notes on Tying the Intercultural Knot (Part 2)

I could have married someone from the USA. I could have. But I didn't, because I love an Indian man named Amith. Do I occasionally get bewildered and frustrated by our cultural differences? Yes. Do I sometimes carry expectations of him to behave like an American man. Yes. Is that fair? No. I love the… Continue reading Notes on Tying the Intercultural Knot (Part 2)

Intercultural Romance

Love Lessons from Ephesians (Part 2): Forgiving One Another, as God in Christ Forgave You

No culture is perfect, and we all inherent positive and negative traits from the society we were brought up in. That's why one of the main keys to having a happy and fulfilling intercultural marriage is to not conform to the likeness of this world. Unfortunately, we all do wrong things and sin at times.… Continue reading Love Lessons from Ephesians (Part 2): Forgiving One Another, as God in Christ Forgave You

Intercultural Romance

Love Lessons From Ephesians (1): Be Kind to One Another & Tenderhearted

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.   We’re created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27), and since by definition God is love (1 John 4:8), we all have the capacity to love others...Our relationship with God plays the defining role in how we’re able to… Continue reading Love Lessons From Ephesians (1): Be Kind to One Another & Tenderhearted

Love & Relationships

Sex and Relationship Advice from the Song of Solomon

Some really good thoughts here!

Happy Healthy Holy Home

from theThis is a revision of a previous post: 3000-year-old Dating and Marriage Advice (That Still Works).

Have you ever wondered why God gave us sexuality but then didn’t give us any real practical ways to be able to control it? 

I know I used to wonder. While being given such advice as “Don’t have sex before marriage!” and “Flee fornication!” I thought that while the Bible had a lot to say about NOT having sex, it had pretty much nothing to say about having it. 

I thought as I’m sure many others have:

“Okay, so I am to flee fornication… but, why didn’t God tell me how? And why is it such an important thing to save myself until marriage anyway?”

I guess I just assumed that the Bible was not the place to find this advice and it was left up to us to figure out. I thought…

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