Tag: Sin

A Sensitive Subject–Is “Love” and Reciprocation the Basis for a Healthy Relationship?

A Bucknell University survey of individuals mostly in their early twenties focused “on how men and women react to relationship situations,…both [men and women] felt that a partner whose love wasn’t equal to their own was worse than unequal sexual attraction…Emotional commitment and sex… Continue Reading “A Sensitive Subject–Is “Love” and Reciprocation the Basis for a Healthy Relationship?”

Love: A Sensitive Subject–What Does “Homosexual” Refer to in 1 Corinthians 6:9?

I’m sure you’ve noticed–There are a LOT of words in the Bible that we don’t use in our typical conversations. I tend to call them “church words.” You know…the ones we act like we know (and we do have an idea, sometimes), because we’ve… Continue Reading “Love: A Sensitive Subject–What Does “Homosexual” Refer to in 1 Corinthians 6:9?”

LOVE–Am I Responsible for My Sexual Orientation?

I’ve seen and heard the phrase, “Love is love,” a lot. You, probably, have, too. According to the Urban Dictionary, which is a web site where people, via the internet, weigh in on slang words and phrases, “Love is love,” is said to mean:… Continue Reading “LOVE–Am I Responsible for My Sexual Orientation?”

What’s Love NOT to Do?

According to Psychology Today, “When doctors and therapists teach patients to turn negative thoughts and worries into positive affirmations, the communication process improves, and the patient regains self-control and confidence. But there’s a problem: The brain barely responds to our positive words and thoughts.… Continue Reading “What’s Love NOT to Do?”

Encourage or Harden?

Today is full of many opportunities that we choose to invest in or slam the door on. If you’re a parent, you know you have different opportunities to make time for your kids, but even during that time, you have the choice of how… Continue Reading “Encourage or Harden?”

Tethered to the Holy Spirit

Early last school year, we saw a man and woman, running side by side together, attached with a tether. I hadn’t seen anything like it! The only thing I’d seen that was somewhat close was those little backpacks littles wear that tether them to… Continue Reading “Tethered to the Holy Spirit”

Focus and Run the Race Well

Have you ever been somewhere, when you feel like you’re being watched? You look around, only to find out that, indeed, you are?!? “As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses around us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that… Continue Reading “Focus and Run the Race Well”