No matter how many or how few years anyone has been married, the word “refresh” always sounds appealing. For those of us who desire to grow closer to Christ and to our spouse, it is essential that we set aside our never-ending to-do list and take time to process where we are at in our … More 5 Ways to Refresh Your Marriage
By: Pastor Jonathan Hayashi Just last year was the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which heralded The five solaes (sola, meaning “alone” in Latin), as the core foundation for the Christian Faith. These five truths are vital to understand because they separate Christianity from every other world religion. “Soli Deo Gloria” is Latin term meaning Glory to God … More Three Things I’ve Learned About the Glory of God.
I will never forget pulling away from a leprosy colony in Southern India the summer of 2003. I was 13 then and had just helped my family conduct a worship service for a couple dozen Christians in the colony. As our car bumped along the terrifyingly narrow, one-lane mountain road, I vividly remember looking … More Thank God I’ve Got Fingers and Toes
I have had people tell me it is okay to get angry with God-that it is even okay to cuss God out: “He knows what you feel anyways”, and “He’s your friend; be honest with Him; it’s what He wants.” Come as you are, right? Is that right? Is it okay for me to get angry … More Is Anger with God Sin?- What does the Bible have to say?
There are certain moments in life we will never forget. We remember these times vividly because they have a profound impact on the way we view the world, ourselves, and how we approach life. I can point back to a few key people and events that have influenced me significantly, but one moment in particular … More 13 Words That Changed My Life
As I sat in church this morning, tears uncharacteristically streamed down my cheeks as I worshiped the Lord. The last few days of watching social media’s hyper-focus on abortion and “pro-choice” have infuriated me and ripped my heart to shreds. Today I was able to enter into the presence of the One in whose truth … More The Sanctity of Life
Ever since I can remember, I was told by people around me that “True Love Waits”– meaning, if I love my future spouse, I will wait for them physically for marriage. This long held phrase has been taught by countless youth groups, small group leaders, and Pastors. Overall the idea that waiting until marriage to … More Not Even a Hint
I recently had a friend come to me and ask if she could use my blog as a means to share her story, anonymously for now. Here is her powerful, heartfelt story and plea… I was trying to come up with an appealing, cute name for this blog, but the truth is, there’s no appealing, … More To the Mother, Daughter, or Sister Struggling with Pornography.
Evangelical: One who bases their beliefs and teachings on the Gospel of Jesus Christ as found in God’s inerrant Word. Jen Hatmaker is an author, speaker and blogger who has made her way into evangelical circles over the past decade. She recently came out in support of homosexuality, claiming that not only is it acceptable … More The Problem With Jen Hatmaker
People have many opinions regarding what maturity is and isn’t. “He is so immature.” “I can’t believe she’s acting that way; how immature.” “My kid is extremely mature for their age.” “I’ve been told I’m mature for my age.” There are so many different opinions of maturity. Some define it in regards to emotions, some … More Biblical Maturity