Reading Time: 2 minutes If marriage is just based on happiness (s/he makes me happy/money is good/what a hottie), it’s easily threatened.
Reading Time: 3 minutes On atheism, there are not actually various possible futures. That is to say, there is actually only one future that is ever possible. And there is little difference between you and a rock.
Reading Time: 2 minutes People will always find ways to extract money from others by telling them what they’d like to hear. For many, the “health, wealth, and happiness” message is very appealing.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Imagine being married and not really knowing your spouse at all—in fact, imagine if the only thing you knew about your spouse was what others told you about them. Would that be healthy?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Three different thoughts on the Trinity and God, from three different angles.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The sweet, addicting dopamine drip of performative moralizing is a hard habit to kick, and one that I need to work on. Here’s why.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Although “bringing people to Christ” sounds great, it is much better and more challenging to bring Christ (in us) to people.
Reading Time: < 1 minute You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership.
Reading Time: 2 minutes “I just want to be loved and valued. I want to be number one in his life. Unconditional love…that’s what I want.” We understand this. She needs his love. She needs love when she’s firing on all cylinders, and she needs it even more when she’s worn down—the kids are going full-barbarian, the water heater’s out, and the stir-fry dinner just got complicated by a lack of rice. “I need…
Reading Time: 2 minutes Some advice I was given on picking a mate.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Truth dies in darkness; hope dies in silence.
Reading Time: 2 minutes One of my friends told me how she was concerned that I wasn’t vulnerable. We listened to Brene Brown’s “The Power of Vulnerability” together so that I could understand her better.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Communication is the lifeblood of relationships. Do you know what a “phatic” communication is?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Are little kids born sinful?
Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s always BNSF.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers in Israel have found missing Biblical texts in an ancient manuscript collection, as well as carved into walls. While working in old caves near Gallilee, archaeologists were shocked to discover key parts of passages that they’d not seen before
Reading Time: 2 minutes Fatherlessness is the single best predictor of violence in young men. Masculinity can become “toxic” in the absence of the wise Patriarch—but it’s just an aggressive form of sin.
Reading Time: 7 minutes In essence, idea laundering works through systemic infiltration of ideological malfeasance in the peer-review process. The grievance studies showed how this works, so I won’t go into too much detail (all the professors involved are liberal; Dr. Boghossian wrote “A Manual for Creating Atheists, so their worldview is humanist), but I’ll break it down a bit.
Reading Time: 2 minutes He left his house to take a walk and clear his mind, but found that dogs were forming into packs in the streets, and all the trees were covered in murders of crows as far as his eyes could see.
Reading Time: 9 minutes The answer to the pop quiz is “depression,” you lunatics! That was basically a free 100, so if you failed, you should probably be bearsprayed.
Reading Time: 2 minutes “The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.” —C.S. Lewis, Weight of Glory
Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever been hurt or disgusted by someone? Have you wanted to leave them to drown in their own, willful mistakes?
Be steadfast in an age of impermanence.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever felt beaten down? Felt like the non-stop waves of defeat and distress have just crushed out hope? Maybe you’ve staggered on because the only other option is not even tenable, but you feel as if hope has been crushed out by unyielding despair.
Reading Time: 2 minutes You’ve wanted someone that you could hold tight, to feel less alone, to just breathe a sigh of relief with, or you’ve wanted someone to hold you, to say to you, “Don’t worry, WE’VE got this. It’s going to be alright.”
Reading Time: 11 minutes Angels are more interesting than popular culture would lead you to believe.