Divorce, Domestic Violence, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Personal Stories, Single and Christian

Single (Divorced) Woman Asks About Her Friendship with a Married Man from Church

Single Christians, Divorced Christians, Cross-Gender Relationships, Church Response *** A woman found SSB and sent me an e-mail about her situation. The e-mail is from a single/divorced woman and the friendship she has with the praise and worship leader at her church. She, too, is on the praise and worship team. This kind of situation… Continue reading Single (Divorced) Woman Asks About Her Friendship with a Married Man from Church

Book Review Series, Children Desiring God, Christian Marriage, Complementarianism, Desiring God, Doctrine as Idol, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Gender Roles, God's Design for the Family, Single and Christian, Women and the Church

Review of Children’s Book “God’s Design” – The Church and Learning About Things We Already Know

Complementarianism, Women in the Church, Gender Roles, Proper Church and Family Roles -by Kathi This series is a review of God's Design, a children's book which teaches children about complementarity. For an introduction of the book, click here. All of the underlined subtitles below are chapters from the book. Today, children, we will talk about… Continue reading Review of Children’s Book “God’s Design” – The Church and Learning About Things We Already Know

Book Review Series, Children Desiring God, Christian Marriage, Complementarianism, Desiring God, Doctrine as Idol, Extra-Biblical Nonsense, Gender Roles, God's Design for the Family, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Single and Christian, Uncategorized, Women and the Church

Review of Children’s Book “God’s Design” – Married/Single; Husband/ Father; Wife/Mother

Complementarian, Gender Roles, Being Married, Being Single, Desiring God's Influence -by Kathi This series is a review of God's Design, a children's book which teaches children about complementarity. For an introduction of the book, click here. All of the underlined subtitles below are chapters from the book. Today, children, we will talk about marriage and singleness,… Continue reading Review of Children’s Book “God’s Design” – Married/Single; Husband/ Father; Wife/Mother

Courtship, Homeschool Movement, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Single and Christian, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Sovereign Grace Ministries Lawsuit

Has Josh Harris Kissed His Book Against Dating Good-Bye?

Josh Harris, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Courtship vs. Dating   Yesterday, this happened on Twitter:   https://twitter.com/elizabethesther/status/730233972404322304 https://twitter.com/HarrisJosh/status/730239252978491392 https://twitter.com/HarrisJosh/status/730241156622123008   Many are probably familiar with Josh Harris. He was mentored by C.J. Mahaney and took Mahaney's position as senior pastor at Covenant Life Church (Sovereign Grace Ministries flagship church) in 2004 until 2015, when he resigned. Michelle… Continue reading Has Josh Harris Kissed His Book Against Dating Good-Bye?

Courtship, Homeschool Movement, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Single and Christian, Todd Friel

Pastor Matt Chandler on Couples Who are Courting: “How Far is Too Far?”

*** Pastor Matt Chandler gives advice on couples who are courting: "how far can we go?" *** On the Wretched show, Todd Friel read a viewer's question, "Once I start courting somebody, are we allowed to do anything?" Friel showed a video clip of Pastor Matt Chandler of The Village Church with his wife sitting… Continue reading Pastor Matt Chandler on Couples Who are Courting: “How Far is Too Far?”

Christian Marriage, Domestic Violence, God's Design for the Family, Learn to Discern, Marriage, Single and Christian, Women and the Church

Learn to Discern: Who would you choose to marry, an abusive Christian or a kind and gentle unbeliever?

***Learn to Discern:  Is it better for a Christian woman to marry a kind and gentle unbeliever or an abusive Christian?***Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14  Over at Karen Campbell's blog, she's having a series of articles on… Continue reading Learn to Discern: Who would you choose to marry, an abusive Christian or a kind and gentle unbeliever?

Single and Christian

The Marginalization of Singles in Church – What is the Solution to This?

*** Singles seem to be getting the short end of the stick in Christian churches and are often marginalized, shamed, and literally left alone.  The Marginalization of Singles in Church - What is the Solution to This? ***   Becky, found SSB through someone's link and responded to an old article on singles: Singles in the… Continue reading The Marginalization of Singles in Church – What is the Solution to This?

Christian Marriage, Disturbing Trends, Divorce, God's Design for the Family, Marriage, Parenting, Single and Christian

God’s Design for the Family: Has the Godly-Designed Family Image Become an Idol?

*     *     * While it's clear that a healthy marriage and family is important, have churches and Christian organizations put too much emphasis on God's design for the family and made this image an idol? *     *     * Focus on the Family raises money for new project… Continue reading God’s Design for the Family: Has the Godly-Designed Family Image Become an Idol?

Christian Love, Christian Marriage, Disturbing Trends, Divorce, Feminist Agenda, Legalism, Reader's Prose, Single and Christian, Women and the Church

Can our Faith and Love Co-Exist with Extremism?

*     *     * Having been spoon-fed by my former pastor a form of extremism, or rigid, legalistic, black/white rules and practices, I have pressed myself to re-evaluate those rules and ideas and measure them with scripture using my own eyes and discernment.  What freedom! The following article is by Brenda, a… Continue reading Can our Faith and Love Co-Exist with Extremism?

Domestic Violence and Churches, Julie Anne's Personal Stories, Single and Christian, Women and the Church

Motherhood and Failure

*     *     * I read a really good article this morning and it is timely for Mother's Day tomorrow. Are Women Really Saved through Childbearing?   During the anguished time when a woman from my church was trying to conceive, she asked for prayer from a Christian coworker. "She flat out… Continue reading Motherhood and Failure

Homeschool Legal Defense Association, Homeschool Movement, Homeschoolers Anonymous, Legalism, Mental Health and the Church, Patrick Henry College, Single and Christian, Suicide, SURVIVOR STORIES

We Need Safe Places, Or, Overturning Tables

*     *     * Many of you know of my partnership with Homeschoolers Anonymous. In this blog, survivors have told their sometimes sad and disturbing stories of what it was like growing up as a homeschooled student. Here is how I connected with them. There is a subculture within the bigger umbrella… Continue reading We Need Safe Places, Or, Overturning Tables

Single and Christian, Uncategorized

Singles in the Church: Treated with Respect and Dignity?

*          *          *          *         * I'm joining Dee and Deb at The Wartburg Watch as they discuss the topic of singles in the church.  I've learned a lot in this year of blogging and covered at least four stories… Continue reading Singles in the Church: Treated with Respect and Dignity?

Courtship, Homeschool Movement, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Single and Christian

The UnMarried Movie: Singleness as a Result of Rigid and Controlled Parenting

I'm still getting comments on the UnMarried movie posts (More Background Info on the Movie: UnMarried and UnMarried Movie: Is Staying Single Sabotaging Chr... )  and today while looking through my Twitter feed, I noticed quite a few tweets on the topics of modesty and purity.  In case you missed the brief movie trailer, here it is:I've discussed… Continue reading The UnMarried Movie: Singleness as a Result of Rigid and Controlled Parenting

Church Lingo, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Single and Christian

More Background Info on the Movie: UnMarried

There is a slice of heaven on earth when we can relate to one another in the church, regardless of the form our family takes, as individuals equal in worth, significance and value.  ~Wade BurlesonThe other day, I posted about a new movie coming out called UnMarried.  I really appreciated the contributions in the comments.  Just… Continue reading More Background Info on the Movie: UnMarried

Disturbing Trends, Single and Christian

UnMarried Movie: Is Staying Single Sabotaging Christianity?

WARNING TO SINGLES:  You just might blow a fuse after reading this.  Brace yourselves.Yesterday I was reading SGMSurvivors.com blog and read this comment:Jenn Grover November 28th, 2012 at 11:06 pmPersona -- don’t even get me started on that line of thinking about singles. CJ got that straight from Mohler. “There is no biblical category for enduring… Continue reading UnMarried Movie: Is Staying Single Sabotaging Christianity?

Single and Christian, Women and the Church

Single Women in the Church: Valued or Not?

Earlier when I posted about Patriarchal Movement in churches, I received an e-mail from Jennifer who shared her personal story with me.   I have learned so much from my readers.  When Jennifer shared her story with me, I was saddened and shocked that we, the church, have failed Jennifer and women like her.What can… Continue reading Single Women in the Church: Valued or Not?