June 10, 2014
June 10, 2014
the heartbreaking truth is that violence within the Christian community is as prevalent as it is without … and possibly worse because Christian women notoriously under-report. Countless women, women who have been loved, made righteous, forgiven and welcomed by Christ, are trapped in hate-filled marriages where their souls are systematically bludgeoned with Satan’s lies about their worthlessness and where their bodies are systematically battered by the hands and arms of someone who has promised to love and protect them.
Toddlers are learning that they are separate from you, and this is a healthy part of their development. They need to have more freedom, but they need to have it within secure perimeters. I think it is important for them to know that you are in control (they are secure), but that they have choices (they are free). Here’s how that would look:
Facing our brokenness is a breathtaking act of faith in the living God; refusal to face our brokenness is a tragic denial of his existence, power, and goodness. Because the denial of painful reality comes so naturally, it is rarely labeled as sinful. Nor do we recognize how much it dishonors the God who loves […]
“In your Bible reading, an author will often compare two things. It’s important to stop and study everything you learn about how those two things are similar and different. In this lab, Pastor John looks at our slavery to sin and freedom in Christ.”
By John Piper. ©2014 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org