If Not Self-Esteem, Then What?

Culturally, we are told that if we could love ourselves more that would solve most of our life struggles.  Jesus said that the starting point of discipleship was to deny ourselves (Luke 9:23).  Culturally we are told that we must love ourselves before we can love...

Tweets of the Week 10.29.13

There is great value in saying something in a memorable, concise manner. Twitter has caused us to make this a near spiritual discipline. For my own growth (as a generally verbose individual… that’s a long way of saying “wordy”) and for the benefit of others, I...

Dealing with Regret (Video Post)

Regret always begins as an opportunity; hence the disappointment. There was something we wanted to be an enduring part of our life that disappeared, was forfeited, or was lost. Regret is never just a moment, but a painful and pivotal change in our life story. When we...

Common Challenges to a Healthy Marital Sex Life

This post is an excerpt from the mentoring manual that accompanies the upcoming “Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage: Intimacy” seminar. Appendix B This seminar has been designed to counter the leading cause of sexual difficulty in marriage – a poor...

Initiating and Declining Sex in Marriage

This post is an excerpt from the mentoring manual that accompanies the upcoming “Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage: Intimacy” seminar. For many married couples initiating sex can be an awkward moment that leads to conflict or hurt feelings. They’re not...