The Path of Christian Love: Part 2

The initial post in this series discussed the goal of our love for one another: holiness. It is one thing to say that our love should be directed toward another person's Christlikeness, and it's quite another to know exactly how we can love in that manner. Rather than dreaming up some complicated program to love … Continue reading The Path of Christian Love: Part 2

God Loves Me, Right?

This post was originally published at Gospel-Centered Discipleship. I highly recommend you check them out if you're looking for other content that is rich in gospel truths. The worship band starts up and you sing lyrics you’ve heard a hundred times before: “How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure, that he should give his only Son, To make a wretch his treasure.” But the words catch in your throat. You don’t feel like a … Continue reading God Loves Me, Right?

How to Love Your Brothers and Sisters: Part 1

What is our goal in loving others? What is it that we are trying to accomplish? The world and the church typically have radically different answers for these questions. Outside the church, you may hear about the goal of love as higher self-esteem, a sense of belonging, or mere happiness. While Christians would agree with … Continue reading How to Love Your Brothers and Sisters: Part 1

A Picture of Christ’s Love for Us

There are some stories that must be shared.  They are the ones that touch us, not in the fleeting "warm, fuzzy feeling" sense, but as truth that transforms us. I recently saw such a video.  It's a story of love, real love, not the love that is portrayed in so many modern romance films.  This … Continue reading A Picture of Christ’s Love for Us

Sleeping in the Arms of an Idol

Marriage is a beautiful gift from God for our enjoyment and His glory.  In the union of marriage, men and women catch a glimpse of the joys that come through union with Christ, the true Bridegroom.  As is the case with almost all good things in life, Satan uses marriage for his own evil purposes. … Continue reading Sleeping in the Arms of an Idol

Marriage is Not About Staying in Love

I'm getting married in March.  So how does a bibliophile prepare for marriage?  By reading books on marriage.  I also strive to learn from the godly men and women whom I know personally, but learning from the writings of other godly men and women isn't a bad idea either. Lately, I've been working through John … Continue reading Marriage is Not About Staying in Love