First of all, here's another article I found by chance that has everything to do with what I'm saying. http://briantreadaway.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/5-things-to-look-for-when-dating-and-considering-a-mate/ We've talked about all the pre-dating stuff: getting a good relationship with God and yourself, as well as dating with purpose. Doing these things will result in you having some good standards. You need standards … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 4: Setting Some (Realistic) Standards
Have you ever seen one of these bumper stickers? I'll admit that they tend to bristle me because of there seems to be an underlying message of "everybody is right, nobody is wrong," which is blatantly unbiblical. However, there's a pretty strong Biblical truth right there on the surface level: coexistence. Coexist. To exist together, … Continue reading Coexistence?
First of all, here's a link to an awesome blog post about dating that goes along with what I've been saying: http://stayinsidethelines.com/2012/11/14/to-my-daughters-please-read-before-your-first-date/ Why do you/would you/did you date? I'm not asking why you date this particular person, necessarily. I'm asking why you date at all. Have you ever thought about that? I've often heard people … Continue reading Christian Dating Part 3–Do it on Purpose
First off, Happy Thanksgiving to those of you so bored by the festivities that you're actually reading my blog. Much love! Well, you know what most of us bloggers are doing around this time: the same thing EVERYBODY IN THE ENTIRE BLEEDING WORLD IS DOING!!! Asking you what you're thankful for. And yes, it's Thanksgiving, so … Continue reading A Less-Lame Thanksgiving Post
Let's have a few laughs, eh? Yes, you still have to follow the President. Obama is not the Antichrist. (If he is, this Tribulation is gonna be awesome.) "You're Going to Hell" has never done any good. If people ARE going to Hell, it's not something to be happy about. Being a Republican does not … Continue reading 50 Things I Wish I Didn’t Have to Tell Christians
Yesterday, I posted a...well, a post, I guess...about how I disagree with going the legal route in trying to make the world healthier. Instead, I argued that people should discipline themselves instead of blaming others and/or making ineffective laws that change no one. Unfortunately, I left out one key point: the cost. A friend of … Continue reading So Poor People Are Lazy?–A Quick Addendum to Yesterday’s Post
My wife and I went to McDonald's last night because we're young and our hearts can still take that kind of abuse. I walked up to the counter, looked at the menu to see which number I wanted to order, and then literally jerked. There was something new on the menu: calorie content. Everything on the … Continue reading Government: For When You Can’t Do It Yourself
Continuing my new Thursday series on dating advice for Christians, since we're told so remarkably little on the subject. Last week, I talked about how the first priority is Getting Strong with God. If he's not in everything, including your dating attempts, nothing you do will last. But my own experience taught me that getting strong … Continue reading Christian Dating Pt. 2: A Strong “Me” before a Strong “We”
Wanna tick off a Christian? Ask him or her where in the Bible it says you can't have sex outside of marriage. Bring popcorn. Questions scare the pigment off the average Christian! I make jokes, but it's actually a disturbing problem. When a non-Christian asks a tough question, the Christian will usually say something about … Continue reading CHRISTIAN FREAKOUTS!–The horror of…Questions!!!
It was one of the most graphic dreams I remember ever having. I'm not saying vivid, necessarily, I'm talking sexually graphic. A nothing-held-back, everything-out-there, XXX-rated dream. I don't know who this girl was; my mind just made her up--in fact, that was the point. She was a perfect stranger, yet for some reason (probably the … Continue reading Skintillation