Playing Favorites: Final Thoughts

Sharon Relationships 6 Comments

Well yesterday I received a fair amount of feedback on my blog. I had no idea my thoughts would be so controversial! I talked to my pastor about it some, and he felt that I was not wrong for being so honest about my thought process. He did, however, advise me to be cautious in my honesty since some people …

Are You Slandering the Church?

Sharon Church, Gossip 4 Comments

In the last 2000 years, Christians have done more than their fair share of stupid things. From insisting that the sun revolves around the earth, and persecuting those who say otherwise, to boycotting the anti-Christ that is Mickey Mouse, we have certainly made ourselves look silly. And those are only the minor infractions–I am ashamed to look back on the …

Battling the Green-Eyed Monster

Sharon Discipleship 7 Comments

When William Shakespeare coined the above phrase in his description of jealousy, he hit the nail right on the head. Jealousy is a monster that will eat you alive if you only give it the chance. The more I think on it, the more I am sure of that truth, which is why we Christians must wage war on this …

Show Me Your Wrath

Sharon Discipleship 4 Comments

I have to be honest with you–I’m a little scared to right this post. I’ve thought about writing it several times, but I was afraid of the consequences. Kind of like when you pray for humility or brokenness…you know you need it, but you don’t really want what it takes to get there. But here goes…. Have you ever been …

Settling For Mr. Good Enough

Sharon Girl Stuff, Pop-Culture, Relationships 4 Comments

This week my brother directed me to a fascinating article that has garnered a fair amount of attention. It’s written by a single mom who had a baby using donor sperm, and is now looking for a husband to care for her and her child. What is controversial about this article is that it flies in the face of modern …

And He Will Rule Over You

Sharon Girl Stuff, Marriage 1 Comment

There are few verses that will stick in a feminist’s craw like Genesis 3:16. (And in case you’re wondering, “stick in her craw” is southern for “annoy.” Or in this case, “send her into a scathing tirade about patriarchy”) To some extent, this frustration is entirely understandable. The idea that women will desire their husbands, but their husbands will rule …

Submission in Dating

Sharon Relationships, Submission 4 Comments

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about submission, and since that time I have had some interesting conversations about it. In particular, I started talking with one of my friends about the role of submission in dating. He was asking my thoughts on the topic since submission is part of marriage, and dating is preparation for marriage–given those …

The Difference Between Boys and Girls

Sharon Girl Stuff, Modesty 7 Comments

Last week my pastor was telling me about a comedian who was making fun of women for their naiveté about the male mind. The comedian claimed that if we really knew the thoughts that men have about women, then we would be slapping them about once a minute. For a lot of women, the concept of lust is an abstract …

Recovering Chivalry

Sharon Relationships 3 Comments

I think God is trying to tell me something. More specifically, I think He’s trying to tell me that the way I have been dating has been really screwed up. This sinking suspicion has emerged for a number of reasons, the first being a conversation I had with one of my roommates. I was explaining to her that I have …