September 6, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Living out Biblical Principles: A Young Man’s Prayer of Chastity

godlyleader

Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded… (Titus 2:6) Abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter… (1 Thessalonians 4:3–6)

“I have made …


August 24, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

The Beauty of Love


http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-legs-romantic-couple-lying-bed-home-image15740851

This article is from Ligonier Ministries HERE

“You are beautiful as Tizrah, my love, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.Turn away your eyes from me, for they overwhelm me—Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead” (Song 6:4–5). - Song of Solomon 5–6

In his teaching series Wisdom, Dr. R.C. Sproul says …


August 13, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Awakening Love with Essential Oils

 

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-bed-love-image1994021

WARNING: The intended audience for this post is married women. While I have attempted to present the topic of intimacy and essential oils with discretion, please enter at your own risk.

Do Not Awaken Love Before its Time…

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
By the gazelles or by the does of the field,
Do not stir up nor awaken …


August 10, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

How to Respond to Pain and Suffering…Past and Present


Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul. – Ho­ra­tio G. Spaf­ford

A while back, I did a study using Martha Peace’s book, Damsels in …


August 5, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Slaves

One who is consumed by the delusion of perpetual victimhood is engaged in one of the most bitter and prolific sins I have ever witnessed. It is a vicious, blinding, self-consuming, inexhaustible, and cancerous sin. It keeps its prey bound, paranoid, miserable…and dangerous. Narcissism is a cruel master; it compels its slaves to count as enemies those who love them, and …


July 29, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Three Decades of Fertility is Finally Here!

fertility

This unique book is your opportunity to find out what happened to ten ordinary women who gave three decades of their lives to embracing the gift of children.

Some of you may already know that I contributed a chapter to this book with several other women – women who, like me, wanted to share their journey of motherhood with you. Well, that …


July 18, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

The New Barely There Modesty

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-couple-deck-chair-relaxing-beach-image8701309

Update: It has been brought to my attention that the pastor described in this article is actually now a “former pastor.” Please note this correction.

There seems to be this weird new drift in the concept of Christian modesty. Perhaps it’s just a non-theology reaction to truly poor theology; but, whatever it is, it’s growing…especially in the “relevant” crowd. In other words, the …


June 18, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Worldliness: Do Not Walk as the Gentiles

You should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you …


June 17, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

When Worldliness Is Next to Godliness

The following article by Selah Helms was originally published in Family Reformation magazine in 2004, but it is just as relevant today (if not more so). Please take a moment to prayerfully read and discuss this topic with your families.

My teenagers’ peers constantly discuss the movie Bruce Almighty, the rock groups Switchfoot and Evanescence, country music, sexy actors, and personal appearance. …


June 9, 2013 by Stacy McDonald

Just Eat It?

This post is in response to Doug Wilson’s article, Allergic to Other People. Let me state here that I really like Doug Wilson. Our family has read and recommended many of his books on marriage and family for years. And I’m pretty sure I “get” what he was trying to communicate. I agree that those with allergies should be charitable …