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How to Talk About Homosexuality with Christian Teens

Homosexuality. Did I get your attention? I'm sure I did and I'm sure you dread figuring out how to talk about homosexuality with your teens. Maybe you’re thinking, “If talking with my teen(s) about sex wasn't already hard enough, now I've got to add this to the conversation?” Yes, absolutely.  Even if your teen has been “sheltered” from public school exposure, it's almost impossible to protect them from the pro-homosexual advancement of our current cultural climate. Not just homosexuality, but sexuality in general isn't just tolerated anymore: it's celebrated. Everywhere you turn, teens are encouraged to explore their sexuality and discover who they are, what gender they'd like to … [Read more...]

Your Darkest Secrets…

Imagine sharing the deepest part of your soul - online. For all the world to see. And share. Imagine not being able to control people's thoughts of what you share - whether they agreed or disagreed, understood or misunderstood, had pity or compassion. Darkest Secrets and Stories Shared For many of the authors in the Gatekeepers series, the story(ies) they share is a part of their testimony. As in, it has occurred in the past - God has brought them through, up and out of the pit. Their reasons for sharing are varied. For some, they felt alone in their struggles and satan used that, fed that feeling and kept them struggling for far too long. Some share their stories for a living - … [Read more...]

Small Beginnings

If you’re just joining us, welcome! We’re just over halfway through our ½ marathon blog challenge with CMBA! So far we’ve shared tips on ways to intentionally relax (even if only for a few moments!), prepare for the inevitable, bless your wife, and fight against sin…together. To read all the posts in this category so far, click here. When David and I were discussing what we wanted to share, one of the first things he said was “pray and read together.” Now, I know what you’re thinking…at least I think I do. Prior to having our babies I was convinced we would have no down time. We didn’t. Ok, we had some snatches here and there but nothing like what we had before we were blessed with our … [Read more...]

1/2 Marathon – My Style

I love a good challenge. That’s why I had triplets! (Kidding!) But seriously, I love challenges. I love working towards a goal. Life is so much more exciting to me when I work under deadlines. (I’ve found myself complaining a lot more these days about my deadlines, but that’s a story for another post.) So, when I saw a dear friend (Debi from The Romantic Vineyard) encourage fellow-bloggers to take this challenge, I thought it would be fun. I immediately knew what I wanted to write. I’m starting after most of the other “competitors” because I’ve had quite a bit to write about with our babies’ first birthday stuff (pictures, birth story part 1, birth story part 2). So, who am I writing to? … [Read more...]

Guest Post on CCEF’s Blog

Last year I blogged about the "Sex Matters" conference CCEF wanted to host at Metro Life Church. It was a wonderful experience and we met, and enjoyed our time with, the whole team. I learned so much and am so grateful for the opportunities with which CCEF provides the Christian community to grow in knowledge and wisdom. David and I completed the first course through their online School of Biblical Counseling - and loved it! Then we had babies. So we're a bit busy right now, but we hope to begin taking courses again! Anyways, Barbara Lane recently saw a status update on my facebook page and asked me if I would be willing to turn it into a blog post for their blog. I said, "Sure!" So here it … [Read more...]