[Editor’s note: The author mentions men getting caught up in loving limitless choices, becoming experience junkies. This applies equally to women. Feminism pressures women to be non-committal, to wait, to go out in the world and experience life first before settling down for marriage. Our culture’s over abundance of lifestyle marketing makes endless adventures very alluring.] Taking too long to choose a song is annoying … Continue reading TGC: Boundaries, Commitment, & Choices
By Leeann Stiles at the Gospel Coalition I’ve struggled with fears as long as I can remember. Separation anxiety as a toddler, overwhelming dread of starting school, apprehension about sleeping over at a friend’s house: my early years were haunted. Even though I outgrew many of my fears, others plague me to this day. Some center around events—like public speaking—while others spin off “what ifs.” … Continue reading When I feel Afraid
By Daniel Gardner over there.
Parents, are your children cowered into becoming frightened poster-boys of your ideology? Know this: fear eventually wears off. And when it does, they will search for sure footing and find none. They’ll wish you had been honest, upfront and gracious about truth, instead of focusing so much on fear.
Fear is appropriate when it walks alongside truth. But when it replaces truth, fear becomes an instrument of abuse, distortion, and resentment.
A child who is warned regarding electrical outlets will know both fear and truth. This is healthy. But a child who is threatened with monster stories, will one day discover the truth on her own and throw all caution to the wind. Her reckless abandon will be proportional to the fear once ingrained in her.
Children with fear complexes grow up with serious misconceptions. Continue reading “Fundamentally Afraid”
Even as Sarah Obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 1 Peter 3:6 Shalom Friends, Annie here. In the above passage, we see that it is a blessing to be considered a daughter of Sarah. But there are two requirements: #1 doing well, #2 not being afraid. We have ample … Continue reading Do Well! Don’t Fear!