The Wise Marriage

Sharon Marriage, Wisdom 1 Comment

Today Her.meneutics published a post of mine about why Ike and I go to marriage counseling. In the post I referenced a recent wedding that Ike officiated (pictured left), in which he preached on wisdom. I really loved what Ike said that afternoon, so in conjunction with the Her.meneutics post I thought I would share more excerpts from his message. …

Women and Competition: The Ugly Truth

Sharon Friendships, Gossip, Wisdom 4 Comments

Today I read an article that made me very sad. It was written by a woman whom I respect, though we disagree on some things. This particular article (about which I will not disclose any more details than what I have here) arrived at some conclusions that I do not share, but what disappointed me was the author’s tone. It …

Why I Joined Twitter

Sharon Wisdom 5 Comments

Well it has finally happened. I have joined Twitter! For some of you reading this, you’re a little stunned that I waited so long to join Twitter. As a writer, Twitter is a great promotional tool that I have willingly avoided thus far. From a marketing standpoint, it was about time. For others of you, it is remarkable that I …

The Wise, the Foolish, and the Evil

Sharon Wisdom 3 Comments

On NPR this week I heard the following, not-so-encouraging quote from the author of a book on humiliation: “Humiliation is the inevitable outcome of all writing.” I particularly like his use of the words “inevitable” and “all,” in case I had some hope of escaping humiliation myself. Thanks, guy! (I want to quickly add here that the book on Humiliation …

Why I Go to Marriage Counseling

Sharon Marriage, Wisdom 10 Comments

For Ike and me, this weekend is all about celebrating marriage. Today we’ll attend the wedding of some friends in Memphis, and on Monday we’ll celebrate two years of marriage back in Chicago. This year I’m in charge of planning our anniversary and it’s a surprise, so more details later! I love that our anniversary falls on the same weekend …

Beware of the Overstatement

Sharon Communication, Theology, Wisdom 1 Comment

Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say “infinitely” when you mean “very”; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. -C.S. Lewis When I first began blogging, I frequently caved to the temptation of using hype to attract readers. In fact, I still struggle with this form of manipulation. Not …

Have the Conversation Now

Sharon Wisdom 1 Comment

Ever since I started blogging over 4 years ago, my life has changed a lot. I graduated from seminary, worked as a college minister, got married, moved to Chicago, and began working on my doctorate. During that time, my blogging topics have shifted and expanded. When I was single I blogged a lot about singleness, and when I got married …

Taming the Technological Tongue

Sharon Communication, Social Networking, Wisdom 0 Comments

Last week I stumbled upon a fascinating article by John MacArthur entitled “Social Media and Digital Discernment.” In the article MacArthur explores a number of the potentially destructive aspects of social media. As someone who values technology but has also written about the potential pitfalls of it, I recommend the article. It’s a helpful read. One of the statistics MacArthur …

The Wisdom of Submission

Sharon Marriage, Submission, Wisdom 4 Comments

Last week my husband’s small group discussed Ephesians 5 and they had a fascinating discussion about submission that I want to share with you today. The whole conversation began after reading verse 22–Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord–after which one of the group members asked the following insightful question: “Is there ever a circumstance in which a …