Category: Jealousy

Comparing Yourself to the Woman on Stage

Last week I got an e-mail from a friend that asked this question: “There is a trend lately with Christian women [speakers and writers]¬†encouraging other Christian women to stop striving for perfection, comparing ourselves to other women, and buying tons of stuff to replace God in our lives. The issue I have is they are…
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If Envy Were a Fever

I can’t believe it’s been over 40 days since I last wrote here! God took me me on quite a journey over Lent, and I’m excited to share some of that with you. The last 40 days have been great. Better than great, in fact. They’ve been peaceful and full of joy. After I got…
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The Elusive Virtue of Humility

As some of you may remember, last year I fasted from blogging and used the season of Lent to re-examine my motives as a writer. It was a valuable time for me that brought some of my sinful tendencies into the light. Ever since then, I have spent a lot of time and prayer reflecting…
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The Myth of Effortless Perfection

This week I attended the Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit, and I will confess that I began the conference with a skeptical attitude. Lately I’ve found myself re-evaluating a lot of the leadership rhetoric that so pervades the evangelical church, wondering how much of it is even based on Christ. That is a post…
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On Love and Jealousy

In my last post I took a cursory look at the Tenth Commandment’s admonition against coveting, and I specifically explored the warning against coveting another person’s spouse. While I did not intend to imply that single people do not struggle with this temptation, it was largely absent from my experience as a single woman, which…
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