The Danger of a Culture Fixated on Children

The Danger of a Culture Fixated on Children

Just days before my first child was born, a couple in our church gave my husband and me some advice to which I didn’t pay much attention at the time. I realize now that it was a glorious piece of information that I would later come to cherish in my motherhood days. In the conversation, our dear friends (who happen to have SIX children…SIX!) said to us, “Just be sure that … [Read more...]

Sex Is Killing Our Kids

Sex Is Killing Our Kids

A few weeks ago I met with a group of Christian college students to speak on the topic of Sexual Atheism. Yes, you read that correctly. Sexual Atheism—there is such a thing—and it is most prevalent among Christian college students. Sexual Atheists on the outside look a lot like Christians. They go to church, read their Bible regularly, listen to Christian music, … [Read more...]

Taking Care of Our Health, Taking Care of Our Marriage

An Unorthodox Post on Fitness

Vince and Casie Smith have faced their share of battles during their courtship and marriage. An interracial couple and now church planters, they aren’t unfamiliar with tackling tough issues. But one of their battles cuts across all demographics—maintaining physical health and fitness, individually and as a couple. They share some of what they’ve learned with characteristic … [Read more...]

So Your Life Doesn’t Seem Pinterest-Worthy…

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I’m really glad Pinterest wasn’t around when I was a newlywed. Don’t get me wrong – I love Pinterest. I’m also a fan of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. (And by “fan,” I mean I waste a ton of time am pretty active on social media.) But when I was a young newlywed, I’m not sure my fragile sense of self would have held up to the comparison culture created by the edited, … [Read more...]