Reading Time: 6 minutes The opposite of love might not be hate, but contempt. I once heard a marriage therapist say that once she sees a couple treat each other contemptuously, she knows their marriage is over. That’s some pretty serious stuff, right there. And I don’t think we as a society really understand how to avoid doing that. Today, I want to show you why contempt is disastrous for a marriage–and how Christian rules for marriage all but guarantee that it will develop.
Christian Love (or not)
Love Is As Love Does
Reading Time: 8 minutes Today I want to talk about love. I know we’ve talked before about how many Christians have redefined the meaning of the word love to allow them to mistreat others. Abuse masquerading as love is one of the most defining elements to the makeup of a toxic Christian. Today, let me show you how we can see through a false facade of love.
A Thought About Love and Feedback
Reading Time: 8 minutes I realized something yesterday: It is not the person performing a loving deed who gets to decide if that deed is actually loving. It is the target of that deed who gets to make that call. The person receiving that deed acts as the referee here. That person’s call trumps whatever the doer of the deed thinks of it. I never learned that truth while I was Christian–and I can see that a lot of Christians today haven’t learned it either.
When A Person is a Better God Than “God”
Reading Time: 6 minutes The Sims 3 (TS3) is dying. Long live the Sims! If you play simulation games, you likely know that the Sims 4 is coming out in a few all-too-short months, so the Sims 3 is starting to wind down. The last “Stuff Pack,” Movie Stuff, came out this month; the last DLC world, Midnight Hollow, […]
Redefining Words: Love
Reading Time: 13 minutes Christianity’s been quietly redefining the word “love” to the point where I can’t really be sure that any Christian I talk to who uses that word is actually using it in a way that I would ever recognize.