When You Love Enough to Fight

Sharon Friendships 0 Comments

Do you feel like you can be honest with your friends about anything? Or are there some things you just can’t share with them? You know it would hurt the friendship or strain the relationship somehow. I’m not talking about secret sins or vices (though confession is certainly important in friendship). What I’m talking about is honesty at the risk …

Female Chauvinists part 2

Sharon Dating, Friendships, Relationships 0 Comments

 In my last post I explored the thinking behind women who would rather hang out with men than women. As the logic goes, women are too dramatic, emotional, boring, etc. For this and many other reasons, “low maintenance women” don’t want to put up with their “high maintenance” counter-parts. As I concluded in the last post, this mindset has some …

Female Chauvinists

Sharon Friendships, Girl Stuff 2 Comments

A couple years ago I came to the conclusion that, on the whole, men are funnier than women. I know a lot of guys that are side-splittingly hilarious, but I don’t know many women who are. In fact, whenever I do meet a woman who I think is genuinely funny, I work as hard as I can to be friends …

The In-Crowd

Sharon Community, Evangelism, Friendships, Relationships 1 Comment

Cliques. This is a word that instantly generates feelings of annoyance and disdain. We all knew those girls in high school, that group in college, maybe even some people at your church right now. Few things feel worse than being excluded from those tightly-knit groups who so ably highlight our inadequacies. And that is why we hate them. I still …

Fakebook

Sharon Current Events, Friendships, Pop-Culture 6 Comments

Facebook in Real Life: (This video comes from a British comedy group called Idiots of Ants) ~~~~~~~ I still remember the first time I heard about Facebook. Some college students were explaining it to me, and in their minds it was really just a socially acceptable way of stalking people. I, of course, thought that sounded really weird and vowed …

Singing the Praises of Your Sisters

Sharon Encouragement, Friendships 0 Comments

You know it’s not very often that a man will commend a woman for her modesty. In fact, it is not often that women hear spiritual praises of any sort from the men in their lives. Instead, women will hear about the importance of being pretty and having a good body or a good sense of humor or not being …

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 …