February 7, 2012

Stained Sheets: Licking Ash Trays – Part 1

“Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4)

Not too long ago, while driving down the Interstate in a large city, my husband and I noticed a billboard that caught our eye. There, pictured in a sun-lit field of wild flowers, sat a happy young couple holding hands and smiling at one another. Their expressions communicated love and respect; their …

February 4, 2012

Are You a Peeping Tom (or Tammy)?

This is a small excerpt from Randy Alcorn’s book, The Purity Principle.

Suppose I said, “There’s a great-looking girl down the street. Let’s go look through her window and watch her undress, then pose for us naked, from the waist up. Then this girl and her boyfriend will get in a car and have sex–let’s listen and watch the windows steam up!”

You’d be shocked. You’d think, What a pervert!

But suppose instead …

August 22, 2011

So This is…Love?

 

So this is love. So this is what makes all of life divine. I’m all aglow, and now I know, the key to all heaven is mine…

Guest Post: By Jessica McDonald

The following article was written by my precious daughter, Jessica McDonald. I am amazed and grateful to God for all that He is doing in her heart. When she told me about her recent …

April 12, 2011

Part 2 of Beaches, Bikinis, and…Bibles?

If you haven’t read Part 1, please click HERE first!

Part 2 of Beaches, Bikinis, and…Bibles?

By Carmon Friedrich

Last night, I took my daughter to a movie that has been heavily promoted by Christian outlets (you can read a positive review by Focus on the Family’s PluggedIn Online here, along with some of their caveats), and praised by Christian friends. Soul Surfer is the story of Bethany Hamilton, a …

April 11, 2011

Soul Surfer: Beaches, Bikinis, and…Bibles?


The following review refers only to the Hollywood movie, Soul Surfer. It is not a critique of the real Bethany Hamilton, her testimony, or her ministry to others.

Soul Surfer, the popular new movie produced by secular group TriStar Pictures, is all the rage this week. Heavily marketed to Christians, the film tells the dramatic story of 13-year-old Bethany Hamilton (played by 17-year-old AnnaSophia …

September 24, 2010

Train up a child in the way of a…prostitute?

I am heartbroken for the little girls out there who are not only unprotected, but exploited – even by their own parents.

I was absolutely apalled today when I read the following article, which included a video of 7-year-old girls at a dance competition! They were dancing to bump and grind music, in red and black stripper bikinis,  gyrating for the crowd:

“The signs are all there: The hip-grinding come-ons. Legs kicked up to the ear. Skin-baring lingerie. This particular video …

August 27, 2010

Gender, Morality, and Modesty

I realize this is a very backwards way to post an article, or even link to someone else’s article; but, sometimes I do things backwards. Maybe it’s rebellion. Or maybe it’s because Gender, Morality, and Modesty: Liberated into Bondage by Robin Phillips is so good that I’m hoping you’ll want to read the whole thing once you read Part Six. It’s an excellent read, and the series is …

July 14, 2010

The Beauty of Chastity: Heart Matters (Part 3)


Click her to read Part 1 and Part 2

“But it doesn’t matter what I wear!” Sarah scoffed. “God sees my heart!” Sarah finished putting on her lipstick while Hannah tried in vain to reason with her old friend.

“Yes, God sees your heart,” Hannah explained, “but nobody else does—especially …

June 19, 2010

The Beauty of Chastity: What is Biblical Beauty? (Part 2)


If you haven’t read Part 1 of The Beauty of Chastity begin HERE

What is biblical beauty?

In Part 1, we discussed what it means to be chaste, and how even married women are called to chastity (Titus 2:5, 1 Peter 3:2). Today, we will discuss biblical beauty (what it means and …

June 13, 2010

The Beauty of Chastity: Honoring Marriage (Part 1)


Because of my own sinful past, as well as the fact that sexual sin introduced so many sorrows into my life (even before I was born), I learned early in my Christian walk that purity meant more than simply avoiding sex outside of marriage. Sexual purity, like all virtues, begins in the heart.

The Bible calls it chastity, which …