In this series, I want to share some truths I’ve learned from scripture about how to make decisions as a follower of Christ. God showed me most of these truths a couple years before I moved to India when I was going through a difficult time. At the time, I was struggling with indecision and uncertainty … Continue reading God, What Should I Do?: A Christian Approach to Decision Making (Part 1 of series)
I’ve been putting off writing about this for awhile because it is such a vast topic and God has given me so much to say on it, that it’s overwhelming to try to find the time to get it all down - much less organize all the ideas in the most coherent way. So, I’ve … Continue reading A Time to Refrain from Embracing: When Should A Christian Separate or Divorce? (Part 1 in Series)
I received a variety of responses when I first told people about my husband’s affairs - from comforting to downright hurtful. But one of the most helpful and insightful comments came from a wise woman who, after I told her my story, immediately asked, “How’s your faith?” You see, this is war. Spiritual war. … Continue reading Why Didn’t God Tell Me My Husband Was Cheating on Me? (Part II)
This is the second post in a series about the “sending away of foreign wives” in the book of Ezra: a text that is very confusing for the modern reader - but is actually extremely timely for the church today. In my first post, I gave you an overview of the story from the book … Continue reading Put Away Your Foreign Wives … And Your Digital Haram!: What the Book of Ezra Has to Say About Porn Use Today (Part 2 of 4)
I had an epiphany this morning. For the three years that I was in India, I felt closer to God than ever before. I felt that God was talking to me and I was hearing His voice. I felt that many promises that God had given to me in earlier years (both that He had … Continue reading Why Didn’t God Tell Me My Husband Was Cheating on Me?
Well, since I’m diving into hard things on this blog, I might as well jump right into one of the hardest parts of the Bible to understand - let’s roll up our sleeves and delve into Ezra chapters 9-10, where the Israelites, en mass, send away their foreign wives. (In an effort to write shorter … Continue reading Put Away Your Foreign Wives … And Your Digital Haram!: What the Book of Ezra Has to Say About Porn Use Today (Part 1 of 4))
In the first days after my husband’s adultery was revealed, I asked God to give me a word - to tell me what He thought about the situation. He led me to open up my Bible to the story of Amnon’s rape of Tamar (2 Samuel 13:1-22). I’ve put the full text here because I … Continue reading Adultery is Rape
A couple years ago, while I was living in India, I was at a park with some friends when I found myself surrounded by about 50 teenagers on a field trip. They were very eager to talk to me, a foreigner, and to practice their English. I found out that they were visiting from a … Continue reading Breaking the Chains