50 Shades of Grey Part 4: How to Find Truly Intimate Sex

Head’s Up: This article does contain sexual language. But don’t worry, it’s educational, not erotica. First, let me put something to rest immediately: Sex is multifaceted and the church by and large has done a poor job with the subject in the past. Sex is not just for procreation, but is primarily for unification. Within […]

50 Shades of Grey Part 3: What Submission Really Means

In case you missed Part 1 or Part 2, here’s the nutshell: 50 Shades of Grey is going bonkers and I don’t understand why. I proposed that this trilogy’s popularity stems from a desire to wholly give ourselves to someone else—a desire God created within us from the very beginning. If Christian Grey offers us […]

50 Shades of Grey Part 2: Why is Leadership Important?

50 Shades of Grey highlights a universal human desire to give ourselves wholly to another (see Part 1 of our 50 Shades series). God gave us this desire, but what is His plan to fulfill it? To begin understanding His plan, we need to understand something about leadership because leadership is what establishes the culture […]

50 Shades of Grey Part 1: Explaining the Craze

Yes, everyone and their uncle has written something about 50 Shades of Grey, but I’m not going to say what they said, just another voice to say it’s bad. What I am going to do is ask a question. Because, I’ll tell you the truth, 50 Shades of Grey confuses me. No seriously, it confuses […]

Love Is Boring

Love is boring. Really, it is, and it hit me recently as my four year old complained while I brushed his teeth. “I know it hurts,” I said, “and I’m sorry about that, but if I don’t do a good job brushing then the owies won’t go away.” That’s when I said the kicker, “I […]