Most of us have standards for ourselves which are both impossibly high and yet shallow at the same time. We then attack ourselves for not being “perfect” in some way that won’t even matter in five years. Those attacks become habits and those habitual criticisms create a false self-image inside[…} Read more….
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God created each of us to live forever, to be eternal. Noe one is a mistake. No one is unwanted in His eyes. Each of us has beauty and value in His love. Don’t forget that. When it’s hard to love yourself, let go of trying and remember that He[…} Read more….
Recently, I was interviewed by Eleni Alexiou on OCN’s website about Family Life Ministry’s book Woven. I appreciated the chance to discuss why we wrote Woven, how we hope it will impact girls, and ways Woven can be used by churches and families. You can listen to our interview here: http://myocn.net/woven-helping-modern-teenage-girls-face-lifes-challenges-together-through-gods-love/
What are you thinking about right now? What were you mulling over five minutes ago? Before that it was something different, right? So are you thinking about what is actually happening right now or in the back of your mind are you pondering something that has already happened or perhaps[…} Read more….
In John 15:15, Christ calls us all His friends. There is an 8th Century Coptic icon hanging in the Louvre in Paris of Abba Menas and Christ which illustrates this verse beautifully. The French call it “Christ and His Friend”. This icon reminds us that Christ is our friend and[…} Read more….
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Have you ever thought of chastity as a virtue that gives us greater freedom to love others? Isn’t chastity for repressed, unattractive, joyless old people? The current secular view is that chastity is only about not having sex – which is viewed as unhealthy, and simply too much to ask[…} Read more….
Family Life Ministry is pleased to introduce Woven, our new resource written for teen girls! Woven is a beautiful interactive book (with a free downloadable facilitator’s guide) which can be used in small groups or families. The purpose of Woven is to help our girls better understand their identity as lovingly created by[…} Read more….