Wedding Mania!

Sharon Marriage, Pop-Culture 3 Comments

Around Christmas time I posted several videos created be a comedienne named Sarah Haskins. I’m a big fan of her “Target Women” shorts and the critiques they make of American female culture. They’re extremely entertaining and insightful. Well as I plan a wedding and find myself stressing over *important* things like what color chairs to have at the reception, Haskins’ …

Sarcasm Kills

Sharon Discipleship, Encouragement, Friendships 4 Comments

This year I’ve found myself talking to my students a LOT about sarcasm. And whenever the topic comes up, I usually mention the following uncomfortable verse from Proverbs 26:18-19: Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I was only joking!” Upon citing this verse, I’m frequently met with a …

Does Satan Exist?

Sharon Current Events, Pop-Culture, Theology Leave a Comment

In case you missed it, last night Pastor Mark Driscoll appeared on Nightline along with several other individuals debating the issue of whether or not Satan exists. Driscoll does a fantastic job of defending this traditional, orthodox doctrine, so I encourage you to check it out! Click here to see the video. This is what I’ll be watching for my …

High School Reunion, Here I Come!

Sharon Discipleship, Self-esteem 4 Comments

When I was a little girl in the not-so-popular crowd, staying home on the weekends to study while the cool kids were out having fun with their friends, my mom always comforted me with the following words of experience: “Don’t worry, honey. When I went back to my high school reunion, all the popular kids had gotten fat.” Ok maybe …

You’ll Understand When You’re Married

Sharon Marriage, Singleness 4 Comments

As a single person over the years, one of my least favorite conversations with married friends involved comments like the following… “I never understood how sinful and selfish I was until I got married.” or… “It wasn’t until I got married that I learned what it means to lay myself down for another as Christ did for us.” or… “I …

Virginity For Sale!

Sharon Pop-Culture, Purity, Sex Leave a Comment

In case you haven’t heard the news, there’s apparently a young lady in California who has decided to put her virginity up for auction. She’s 22 years old and she goes by the pseudonym of “Natalie Dylan.” And it’s all completely legal because the deal is going down in the great state of Nevada, where prostitution is legal. I could probably …

Sleeping Over: Part 2

Sharon Purity, Relationships, Sex 14 Comments

Update: Since writing this post originally, I have posted a Part 3 that you can check out here. I hope you will! Since writing the last post, I have received a number of great questions that I want to follow up on because they are relevant to us all, and they allow me to elaborate on some of my previous …

Irreconcilable Differences

Sharon Discipleship, Evangelism, Marriage Leave a Comment

Right now I’m on a mission trip with some of my students for the following week. While I’m away I’ll be posting some of my most popular blogs from the past couple years. This one in particular is a great reminder as I prepare for marriage. ~~~~~~~~~~~  “Irreconcilable differences.” That seems to be one of the most common reasons for …

The Secret to Knowing God’s Will For Your Life

Sharon Discipleship 3 Comments

By now you’ve probably heard the amazing story of the US Airways pilot who landed his plane in the Hudson River–the “Miracle on the Hudson.” Captain Chesley Sullenberger engaged in an emergency landing with a plane full of 145 passengers after a flock of birds disabled both of his engines. Everyone on the plane survived and Sullenberger has been heralded …