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Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2013’

An Abuse Survivor Learns to Show Mercy to Her Abuser

A friend emailed me today asking for trustworthy resources on how an abuse survivor can persevere in wise, godly, appropriate responses to her abuser. This friend was particularly interested in persevering in love and mercy toward her abuser because he is repentant and also because all of the other civic authority and ecclesiastical authority issues associated with his abuse are also being wisely …

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The Benefits of Refusing to Forgive

Last night, I was so blessed to stumble across this old blog from Molly Friesen’s time at Peacemaker Ministries: The Dark “Benefits” of Unforgiveness In it, she quotes a section from Paul Tripp’s excellent book, “What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage.” I think I might pick that book up off of my bookshelf and give it another read …

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Approaching Our Consumption of Food More Thoughtfully and Christianly

If you’ve actually SEEN me any time in the last ten years (and not just seen the strategically shot and cropped photos that I usually feel comfortable sharing), you know that my struggle with disordered eating has led me to gain 50, then 75, then 100+ pounds of excess, unhealthy weight. Making any progress on this area of my life has been …

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Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile’s Comments on the Peacemaker Women’s Study (My DVD Series)

I was looking through Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile’s blog today for an article on leadership that I wanted to re-read and I stumbled upon two posts he did a few years ago on my video series: The Gospel and Peacemaking Women The Gospel and Peacemaking Women Part 2 I was so blessed by his comments and I thought they might be …

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My Favorite Flashmob

If you could use a reminder of what real beauty looks like in the world, enjoy!

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It’s Time to Get Back in the Battle

I am always amazed by the feedback I receive from godly men and women whenever I blog or teach on disordered affections. It’s one thing to know in theory that everyone struggles with indwelling sin, it is another thing altogether when pastors, ministry leaders, and other spiritually mature friends share humbly and honestly about the ruling lusts that have tempted (and, …

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How to Keep Your Kids from Destroying Themselves with an iPhone

I wish I had included this link in my previous article: How to Keep Your Kids from Destroying Themselves with an iPhone And this one too (I’m not personally familiar with this organization, but a quick glance at their site indicates to me that it is worth checking out): G.R.A.C.E. – Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (HT: …

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I Do Not Have One Early Childhood Memory Apart from Pornography

Based on the number of clicks I received on my most recent post (“Three Things You Don’t Know About Your Children and Sex”), I’m not the only one who was helped by Anne Marie Miller’s excellent article. Were you also convicted like me? Yes. Yes. Just like when I am preparing to teach and Fred (lovingly) reviews my notes and …

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Three Things You Don’t Know About Your Children and Sex

A must read—whether you have children or you are spiritually parenting the children in your church. (And by the way—that’s ALL of you if you are a church member, you ARE spiritually parenting the children in your church, whether you’re doing it well/intentionally or incredibly poorly.) Three Things You Don’t Know About Your Children and Sex Once you read it …

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Motherhood: The Introvert’s Challenge

Well said (and some good advice too): Motherhood – The Introvert’s Challenge

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