Evangelicals shake their heads at Ashley Madison, but their teachings on sex lead people there.
Christians have had “divorce isn’t an option” ingrained into their psyche. But is that phrase doing more harm than good?
Is doubling down on divorced couples the best way for evangelicals to value marriage?
When we’re young, labeling relationships is easy. This person is my friend, this person is my best friend, this person is my BEST best friend. When it’s a romantic relationship, it’s the same. You can be dating or going out. Someone is your boyfriend or girlfriend. When you’re young, finding a handy title for the […]
When the dark days came the first time, I stopped cooking. I was nearly 30, I had four very young children, and a husband who was battling demons that nearly took him out of the picture entirely. Chicken casserole gave way to frozen chicken nuggets. Spaghetti dinners turned into SpaghettiOs. The Chinese delivery person predicted […]
Is “always” too optimistic after you’ve had an affair?
For years I scoffed when people would talk about how much work marriage was. Marriage wasn’t hard work. People who considered their marriages hard work clearly were dealing with something defective. And I was right. My marriage wasn’t hard work. It’s not hard work to tolerate your spouse’s dreams. It’s not hard work to sit […]