MALE & FEMALE: Embracing Your Role in God’s Design. By Jonathan & Christa Petzold. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing […]
In my earlier days as a pastor in the beautiful hills of south eastern Ohio, a colleague mentioned […]
“Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true/But you and I know what this world can do/So […]
I am a fan of fathers and husbands who fight for their families, especially when I am not […]
*Sigh* I guess we have to talk about Bill and Melinda Gates, though I’m tempted just to reprint […]
There is something about the breakdown of marriage that provides irresistible fodder for filmmakers. In 2019 Netflix produced […]
There was a time when the darkness and loneliness of divorce seemed to me tragically romantic. Probably, I was reading too much Andre Dubus and John Updike at the same time. Raymond Carver probably did not help either. There was a resigned dark humor to the characters, an alcoholic loneliness, and (for Dubus’ characters) a tangible and inescapable divine presence.
By Cindy Koch – There are a thousand different answers to this dilemma, most derived from experience. Too […]
By Joel A. Hess – A couple of years ago, Pope Francis announced that it would be easier […]
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Everything we have covered thus far highlights how wonderful sex is and that it is a gift from God. At the same time, it highlights how destructive sex can be for people when used outside the intentions for which God gifted it. It can be very discouraging to know that bonding ourselves to people through a misuse of sex will change our reality and who we are. What’s worse is that even if we were ignorant of the truth about sex we typically can’t blame anyone but ourselves for our choices. This can lead to discouraging depression.