Posts Tagged ‘Marriage’

The “Quieter Love” That Comes with Time

I met my husband when I was fifteen years old. We fell in love as kids. Jordan used to pick me up at my parents’ house in his white mustang to take me out on dates: to movies; to go swing dancing; to the local Albuquerque coffee shop where he had asked me to be his girlfriend in the first place. We...
August 4th, 2014 | Culture, Other | Read More

Happy Endings in Love and Life: The Keys to Satisfaction

Man was never created to be an independent creature, free to do as he pleased.  In the garden, God created man to be in constant communion with him. Adam’s sole purpose was found in relationship with God. God created Eve because it was not good for Adam to be alone (Genesis 2:18).  Relationship is...
May 20th, 2014 | Art & Literature, Culture, Family Issues, Religion | Read More

Everyday Holiness

Sanctification is not always an earth-shattering affair. More often, I think, sanctification and spiritual growth come through the (perhaps seemingly menial) tasks, actions, decisions, thoughts, and words that populate our daily lives. We recently bought a basil plant and placed it on our balcony. After...
October 9th, 2013 | Religion | Read More

“I Do, I Don’t”: One Christian Couple’s Tale of Love, Divorce, and Loss

I Do, I Don’t is an all too common story: a young Christian couple decides that they are going to get married. We see the proposal happen during (perhaps at the end of) a worship service that both parties are helping lead. Gil is one excited guy: he’s thrilled to be marrying the love of his...
July 30th, 2013 | Family Issues, Film | Read More

On Singleness: Six Principles to Keep in Mind

Perhaps the most consistent conversation in the lives of young people (myself included) is that of singleness. While we see this in all young people, it is especially true in Christian circles. Call it a marriage culture, a quirk of the Christian movement, or even a deep respect for marriage in the Christian...
July 3rd, 2013 | Family Issues, Religion | Read More

The Friendly Green Monster: When You Should be Jealous

The second Commandment, as stated in Exodus 20: “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a...
June 13th, 2013 | Religion | Read More

Giving Up: The Significance of Sacrifice

I’ve been contemplating a new life motto: “I give up.” I consider this not in a self-loathing or self-pitying way, and this is not to say I don’t believe in my value or abilities (to an extent). Rather, I think of it in a relational way, a spiritual way, even, considering certain...
April 4th, 2013 | Religion | Read More

The State Of Our Union Is…Confused.

President Obama’s State of the Union address was nothing new.  As all politicians do, he called attention to a few high points of the past year, but primarily focused on the future, laying out a fresh list of promises that few people truly believe he can make good on. The President took aim...
February 14th, 2013 | Abortion, Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Democrats, Economy, Politics, Republicans | Read More

Without Love

“If I have not love, I am nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:2 Like it says in my bio, I write on anything that strikes my mind long enough to make it onto the computer. It’s usually sparked by something in my life: In this case, it was an episode of Bones.
July 25th, 2012 | Church, Featured, Media, Religion, Television | Read More

“Two’s company, three’s a crowd … and four’s an environmental disaster!”

One would think that if anyone’s genes need reproducing, David and Victoria Beckham would have approval. But even in our success-obsessed culture today, the achievement and beauty of Mr. and Mrs. Beckham is not enough to get them off the hook among those who believe that one’s family size should...
July 25th, 2011 | Bioethics, Family Facts, Family Issues, General Bioethics | Read More