Cherishing Your Bride The Lord has been challenging me lately to become more intentional in cherishing my wife. It is easy for our wives to feel undervalued because we can so easily take them for granted. Our wives are like beautiful orchids that demand tender care and wise attention. Therefore, we must proactively work to … Continue reading What Does It Look Like to Cherish Your Bride?
Reflections How do we celebrate beauty without lapsing into either pantheism or cynicism? This will take serious imagination, imagination fueled by reflection and prayer at the foot of the cross and before the empty tomb, imagination that will discern the mysteries of God’s judgment on evil and God’s reaffirmation through resurrection of his beautiful creation. … Continue reading Physical Beauty – Reflections, Confession, and Forgiveness
How easy it is in our country where we tend to take our freedom for granted to view the physical presence of other Christians as an assumed privilege. In other cases, we can grow bitterly disappointed with other Christians and shun contact with them like the plague. Dietrich Bonhoeffer challenges us to view the physical … Continue reading The Physical Presence of Other Christians
Key Verses: Proverbs 11:16, 22; 30:18-20; 31:30 In the hearts of women and men, there is a God-given longing to be seen and enjoyed as beautiful or handsome without being used. However, ever since the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive (Genesis 6:2) and came into them (v.4), physical beauty … Continue reading Is Beauty the Beast? What does the Bible say?