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Go Home

Why “Go Home” is a Bigger Offense Than it Seems

John MacArthur told Beth Moore to “Go home.” Male and female opinions on both sides erupted. But there’s a bigger offense at play that no one is outing.

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Enneagram 8

How Being an Enneagram 8 Does and Doesn’t Define Me

I am the dreaded Enneagram 8—the challenger. Self-confident, decisive, willful, and confrontational. But I also stand for what is right in an unmoving way.

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José Altuve

5 Reasons We Love José Altuve’s Big Game 6 Moment

It’s easy for Astros fans to love José Altuve’s series clenching 2 run walk-off sending Houston to the World Series. But we all cheer his poise and class.

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Casual Sex: What’s in it for Her?

Casual sex boasts the benefits of being a modern woman: freedom, confidence, independence. But how is hooking up good for girls if 83% prefer commitment?

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enneagram 3

Why Your Enneagram 3 Theology Will Fail You

An Enneagram 3 to the core, I know I can change the world. Feeding hungry children, slashing divorce rates, and housing homeless: bring it on!

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How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable in Today’s Culture

Disagreement usually sparks hatred. But when did disagreeing equate hating?  We, as a whole, have forgotten how to respectfully disagree.

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response to tragedy

10 ‘Somethings’ I Can Do in Response to Tragedy

In the wake of tragic events, it’s tempting to feel hopeless or point fingers at others. Here are some practical ways I can respond now.

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perspective

Ed Sheeran’s Beautiful Perspective

Whether or not Ed Sheeran recognizes it, his lyrics communicate the truth that the things of this world will never satisfy.

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masculinity

The Best a Man Can Get: Warring over Masculinity

The ad is surfacing yet again, as Gillette attempts to explain billion-dollar losses this quarter. The public wonders if we need more or less masculinity.

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protest

Showing Our Kids How to Love in a Culture Filled with Hate

“Close-minded. Unaccepting. Judgmental.” Many in our society label Christians as the most hateful people of all in a world fighting for love to win.

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wedding cake destroyed

What Miley Cyrus Teaches Us About Marriage

A catchy new song by Miley reveals a view on love that may not last a lifetime.

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I Kissed Dating Goodbye

Joshua Harris’s Heartbreaking Downfall

A millennial’s perspective on Joshua Harris’s “falling away” from the Christian faith: “I am among the generation that was shaped, both good and bad.”

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Does single equal happy?

Single Women Are Happiest and Healthiest?

Women who have never married or had children are the happiest and healthiest, I heard. I’m an unmarried woman with no children. Does single equal happy?

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Josh Harris and the Erosion of His Faith

Even the mighty fall. To some, Josh Harris was mighty. He had great influence on their spiritual formation. I hope and pray they know that the Almighty still stands.

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kids' sports pressure

8 Ways to Destroy Your Kid Through Sports

We just want our kids to win at sports! But often in the process, we ruin their fun and train them to despise our approach to life and worldview.  

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kids and sports

5 Things Coco’s Parents Teach Us About Raising an Athletic Child

Besides her obvious talent on the tennis court, Coco demonstrated what it looks like when parents teach that there’s more going on than just the game.

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part time marriage

Why Gwyneth Paltrow’s Part-Time Marriage Only Sounds Ideal

Eight months into their marriage, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk live in separate houses much of the time. Friends say it’s ideal. But what’s up?

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Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue Fashionably Frames Sex as Suitable Work

As the dad of a 13-year-old girl, when Teen Vogue moves from popping pimples to pushing pimps, I need to raise my hand and say, “I’m not for this.”

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a birthday wish

The Petty Prayer I Was Embarrassed to Pray

Tickets to JoJo Siwa’s sold out D.R.E.A.M. tour is all my eleven-year-old daughter wanted for her birthday. I was determined to find a way to take her.

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family

When Everything Is Family Nothing Is

What happens when society redefines family?  Our teenagers are sorting through the wounds of a generation’s idea that family is whatever you want it to be.

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women and respect

Should Boys and Girls Play on the Same Team?

High school wrestler Brendan Johnston explained, “I’m not really comfortable wrestling a girl.” Is this a sign of his narrow-mindedness and ego? Or respect?

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self worth

Ayesha Curry Said it For Women Everywhere

Does anybody notice me? Am I pretty enough? Good enough? Ayesha Curry’s open interview voiced concerns that most women aren’t brave enough to express.

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second marriages

Why would Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Try Another Marriage?

This will be J. Lo’s fourth and A-Rod’s second marriage. What makes them think that this one will be the one that sticks? (We hope it does.)

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Preachers

Preachers in Sneakers

Does it really matter if preachers wear hip clothes or live expensive lifestyles?

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Why Tiger Woods Wins For Us All

Why Tiger Woods Wins For Us All

Tiger Woods’ emotional grip on his son culminated a journey back from the sports-dead. We see a man experience professional victory and personal redemption.

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Political election

I’m Not Panicking About the Election—And Neither Should You

Political leaders might have their own agendas, but those cannot thwart God’s.

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#whyididntreport

An Open Letter to #Whyididntreport

I saw a hashtag on Twitter this week about why people who have been sexually abused might choose not to report it.

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Father and son

The Real Cost of Keeping Up With the Kardashians

NBA star Blake Griffin may be able to afford a huge child support payment, but kids need more than that.

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Families and faith

Ten Urgent Steps for for Keeping Your Family Spiritually Strong

Ten ways for families to stay spiritually strong in today’s culture.

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What Do the Politics of Jesus Look Like?

In a divisive political season, here are thoughts on what it means to “render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

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