Fellowship of Suffering

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. – Philippians 3:10-11, NIV  Nothing like a deep trial to sort out true friends from fair-weather fans. And nothing like shared suffering to solidify bonds as … Continue reading “Fellowship of Suffering”

PSA: Concerning Marriage Therapists

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (PSA): While I recommend finding a good therapist while going through the trauma of adultery (and/or divorce), not every marriage therapist is equal. I can tell you that just because it says LMFT after the therapist’s name (License Marriage and Family Therapist) does not mean they are trustworthy. Even after admittedly cheating … Continue reading “PSA: Concerning Marriage Therapists”

Shared Responsibility Lie

“This is the law of jealousy in a case where a woman goes off and has an affair and defiles herself while married to her husband, or a husband is tormented with feelings of jealousy because he suspects his wife. The priest is to have her stand in the presence of God and go through this entire … Continue reading “Shared Responsibility Lie”

Job’s Story of Gifts and Grief

So the Lord blessed Job in the second half of his life even more than in the beginning. For now he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 teams of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys. He also gave Job seven more sons and three more daughters. – Job 42:12-13, NLT   Today is an important day for me. Or should … Continue reading “Job’s Story of Gifts and Grief”

Pastor Tim Keller Preaching On Spiritual Warfare

If you have time (35 minutes or so), I would highly recommend that you listen to this audio file on YouTube of Pastor Timothy Keller preaching on spiritual warfare. His text is taken from Ephesians 6. As I listened to the sermon yesterday, I could not help but think of how applicable this sermon’s ideas … Continue reading “Pastor Tim Keller Preaching On Spiritual Warfare”

When She Leaves…

(But if the husband or wife who isn’t a believer insists on leaving, let them go. In such cases the believing husband or wife is no longer bound to the other, for God has called you to live in peace.)  – I Cor 7:15, NLT A group often missed in the Christian discussion of adultery and divorce … Continue reading “When She Leaves…”

RE: Gospel Witness And Divorce

A reader of the blog wrote a response to my post entitled: “Gospel Witness and Divorce.” It is worth a more detailed examination as it highlights common approaches to and confusion surrounding divorce after adultery in the evangelical subculture. I am grateful, Pete, wrote such a thoughtful and respectful response to my post. Here’s what … Continue reading “RE: Gospel Witness And Divorce”

Can Divorce Is NOT A Command

‘If there is a man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, one who commits adultery with his friend’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. – Leviticus 20:10, NASB “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For … Continue reading “Can Divorce Is NOT A Command”

Gospel Witness And Divorce

So this was the plan they followed. Ezra selected leaders to represent their families, designating each of the representatives by name. On December 29, the leaders sat down to investigate the matter. By March 27, the first day of the new year, they had finished dealing with all the men who had married pagan wives. These are the priests … Continue reading “Gospel Witness And Divorce”