Submission vs. Subjugation

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. –  Ephesians 5:22-23

Christianity demeans and subjugates (more…)

The Good Wife

I always cringe when I see promos for CBS’ The Good Wife because it’s so clear the title is a misnomer. A recent promo showed her responding to her husband’s insistence that his affair meant nothing by saying, “Well, mine did,” or some such blather. Add this to the long list of shows I never need to watch.

And then there’s me. (more…)

The Sin at the Root of Our Problems

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13

We have more than 200 trees and an untold number of bushes on (more…)

Feelings, Nothing More than Feelings

“Sorry, but I’m happily married.”

People use words like these as an out to an extramarital relationship, and we applaud them. “How wonderful that someone would cling to his marital vows!” we think. It’s all very honorable. Isn’t it?

Honorable on the surface, yes, but misguided at the core. Because, you see, such thinking is a subtle trick of the devil’s. He wants (more…)

How We Lost the Culture War

This is a message exclusively directed at my fellow Christ-followers. If you’re not quite there yet, just look over to the right-hand column where it says “How You Can Know Jesus,” and tune back in next time.

Now for those of you who remain, let’s have a family chat.

As long as I can remember, Christians have been fighting what they have thought (more…)