Category Archives: marriage

How Bad is Bad? God’s People Shun the ‘Sinner’


I’ve been thinking about how women and men I know have suffered as their congregations part around them — not a God-driven parting like the Red Sea but a thunderous rupture as a huge crevasse opens in the congregation during the … Continue reading

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God Gets Perfectly Clear About Sexual Sin


  We talk a lot about sex in the conservative church, mostly of the homosexual variety. In fact, my church recently did “the sex sermon” and none of the texts referenced adultery, fornication, lust, or any of the majority of … Continue reading

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In Praise of Prostitution?


How could a church leader be proud that an impoverished woman was “entrepreneurial” enough to help a preteen daughter join the family prostitution business? Continue reading

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God Rewards a Disobedient and Unsubmitted Wife


At the time I am writing, family relationships are one of the several subjects that have become a litmus test of faith in American Christianity. God’s story of life in God’s family, as depicted in the Bible, is much more nuanced … Continue reading

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Only 1 in 6 Viewers Agrees With the Critics About This Movie


The critics hate it. Audiences love it. Who will you agree with?There used to be “movies” that were widely advertised and showed everywhere and “restricted movies” that kids sneaked into and only adults were supposed to see. Now there are … Continue reading

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