Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, I mentioned that a lot of Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders have pushed very hard for discipling as the surefire fix for their denomination’s 50-year-long decline. If conversions amount to the sales end of their evangelism process, then discipling functions as retention. However, despite being totally convinced for years that discipling can fix everything wrong with […]
Reading Time: 12 minutes Let me tell you about the very night that my then-husband Biff realized that yes, I had completely deconverted, making us unequally yoked. Along the way, I’ll show you why my deconversion proved to be such an insurmountable problem for us.
Reading Time: 12 minutes When we believed, we pretended to live in perfect safety, like we curled up in the palms of our god’s hands–just like the rabbits of one warren in Watership Down. In reality, however, we lived in the enemy’s warren. And we paid the price of the shining wire.
Reading Time: 12 minutes As I read this book, I began noticing a lot of problems with it. The most disturbing of those problems must surely be Gary Smalley’s own descriptions of his own behavior in his own marriage. Today, let me show you why nobody should consider this charlatan any kind of authority about marriage.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Over the next week, I’ll show you just why Christian marriage advice is so pathetically awful. Today, we kick off the slumber party with a look at the author of If Only He Knew, and get an overview of what this book offers.
Reading Time: 11 minutes If anything, we discover that the more extremist the flavor of Christianity is, the less effective and useful its teachings about anything will be–and in fundagelicalism especially, their social teachings actually backfire. Today I’ll show you how.
Reading Time: 6 minutes One definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.” It’s simply dismaying–if not infuriating–to see that charlatans-for-Christ can prey upon unwary and gullible flocks by offering them real solutions for serious problems–and I think we can all agree that Josh Duggar has some very serious problems.
Reading Time: 11 minutes I scared up a copy, got reading, and then went through a second time and made notes. Copious, copious, notes. (Looking back over the notes, I can see I was getting progressively more and more frustrated with the thing – my notes started getting more and more editorial and profane as I went.) I ended up with notes that are almost as long as the book itself. More even than what The Love Dare represents in and of itself, though, it doesn’t actually say anything really new at all regarding relationships or how people should conduct themselves with their romantic prospects and partners.
Reading Time: 9 minutes There are reasons why women in Anna Duggar’s position don’t leave husbands like Josh Duggar. Today I want to talk about some of those reasons.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Michelle said in her breathy, wondering, affectation of a little-girl voice, “an…. agenda???” That voice caught my attention in a major way. I live under a rock. I don’t pay much attention to reality TV. I hadn’t noticed her voice until this interview. But once I noticed it, a lot of stuff fell into place for me.