Love & Relationships · Social Issues

God’s Ideal for Husbands and Wives

As I stated in my previous blog post, "Patriarchy and How it Departs From God's Desires For Society," the world views male headship as the man telling the family what to do and the family obeying (and many Christians teach this).  In contrast God's intention was that the man and woman are a unit which… Continue reading God’s Ideal for Husbands and Wives

Love & Relationships · Social Issues

Is It A Moral Duty To Have Children?

It's an obvious fact that most people like kids. I myself look forward to the day when my husband and I have little ones of our own. However, I hear many people talk about having children as if it's a moral duty for couples to reproduce. If a couple doesn't have kids then they're treated… Continue reading Is It A Moral Duty To Have Children?

Intercultural Romance · Love & Relationships

How to Have a Terrible Wedding

Maybe you've been to one, or maybe you yourself have had one.  Either way, most of us at some time have had the experience of attending a wedding which turned out to be a very uncomfortable (if not completely terrible) event.  Many married couples all around the world did not enjoy their wedding day at all, but instead… Continue reading How to Have a Terrible Wedding

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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Let Him Be

This is so incredibly sweet! Truly loving your spouse means allowing them to be who God created them to be. This is a work in progress in me as well.

Untamed Grace

He showed up to take me on a date in a shirt I’m not fond of. I talked during the entire drive to the pub. I answered all of the questions the other couple asked us. On our walk back to the car, I talked about how much fun that was for me and waited for him to open my car door; and in the 10 seconds it took him to walk from my door to his, reality slapped me in the face so hard, I swear I could taste the pumpkin spice latte I made him bring me earlier that day. “Holy freaking crap, felish. you are incredibly selfish.”

It’s not like I intended to be. I’m completely obsessed with this red-headed future husband of mine. But somehow, I got myself to this place of complete comfort. Of conforming this beautiful creature that God created into something perfect for…

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Dealing With Personal Questions

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;   It's a pet peeve of mine when acquaintances and strangers ask me inappropriately personal questions, and it offends acutely when… Continue reading Dealing With Personal Questions