I used to think that mental illnesses were a sign of spiritual weakness—that any depression or anxiety experienced by the Christian meant they just weren’t trying hard enough. I also used to think that any measures taken—whether counseling, therapy, or medicine—were unnecessary. The Bible was enough. The church was enough. God was enough. Anyone who … More The Thorn in My Side: What I Learnt When God Didn’t Take Away My Anxiety
Some days it seems there is no reason to be happy at all: your heart is about to break from some tragedy, only bad news angrily spatters across your TV screen, your Facebook timeline is full of negativity, your loved ones have let you down or hurt you, you just cannot seem to get any … More Don’t Tell Me to Just Be Happy: 5 Verses for When Joy Seems Impossible
During the time of Hosea the prophet, the Lord had something to say to a group of people who really thought that they knew Him: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of … More Are You Sure That You Know God?
Joseph: the earthly father of Jesus Christ and husband of Mary, is one of the tragically least talked about men in the Bible. He was a just man and did everything he could to serve God. He was not perfect, but out of all the men on earth, it is no coincidence that God chose him … More When Silence is Just
[Please note that this post contains a frank discussion of sexuality. If such things offend you or you are not mature enough to handle these things, please do not read further] The “first time” is often surrounded by a lot of misconception and mystery for the Christian. If we listen to the world, many fears … More Fears About the First Time: What Happens if I Don’t Enjoy Sex?
We are probably all aware of the command to worship the Lord “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24) – but sometimes that is more easily said than done. While worshipping in truth (in the right way) may be a given, worshipping in spirit (with the right attitude) is not always as simple. Despite our … More 6 Ways to Worship in Spirit This Sunday
Another year, another chance to reflect on who we are, what our goals are, and Who we are serving in our actions. Also – an exciting new direction for this blog! This will be the first post co-authored by Chantelle AND Jayla. You can read more about the two of us here. For our first … More Purposefully Present – Our Words for 2019
New Year’s resolutions. Let’s be honest – how many of us stick with those throughout the year? That detailed list of absolutely EVERYTHING we wish to improve about ourselves. More often than not New Year’s resolutions are more of a joke than an inspiration. But should the idea be thrown out altogether? There’s no avoiding … More How to Choose Your Word for the Year
He needs you to care about the ministry as much as he does. … More How Can I Encourage My Husband in His Ministry?
While there are differences of opinion, truth still exists. Absolute. Objective. Unpopular. … More In Defense of Truth in a Post-Truth World