Encountering Jesus' Radical Love
Scripture that proclaims God’s unfailing love speaks of a living, radical truth that applies personally to you and me.

Through our work at Authentic Intimacy, Linda Dillow and I have met hundreds of women on a healing journey. Some are dealing with sexual trauma, others infidelity and betrayal, and still others can’t shake the shame from their past. We have witnessed the power of our ...

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Knowing God
Why Christians Need to Avoid Legalism and License
Embracing what the Bible teaches about sex is necessary. But we all have the tendency to fall into a trap of legalism or license.
Why Christians Need to Avoid Legalism and License

I was recently teaching on the topic of sexuality at a Christian college. As I fielded anonymous questions about premarital sex—how far is too far, homosexuality, and masturbation—I felt the tension. There were some young faces streamed with tears and nodding ...

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Finding Healing
Why We Must Be Surprised by the Healer
God's ultimate purpose in healing is so we know he is the Lord, our Healer.
Why We Must Be Surprised by the Healer

This week I gave birth to my eighth book. Actually, it was a “co-labor” with my dear friend and mentor, Linda Dillow. When I use the word “labor,” I mean it. This book, Surprised by the Healer, was probably the most difficult that either of us has ...

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Knowing God
Get to Know the Great Psychologist
God gives us the freedom, and even the mandate, to learn about every aspect of his creation, including psychology.
Get to Know the Great Psychologist

When people discover that I am a professing Christian and a clinical psychologist, they sometimes ask me how I reconcile the two. After all, psychology (as we know it) is mostly based on humanistic philosophy. The psychological and psychiatric community has been the driving ...

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The Myth of Safe Sex
It's time for the common understanding of “safe sex” to be re-visited.
The Myth of Safe Sex

She was a beautiful young woman, home for holiday break from college. She was a family friend and I thought she came by for us to catch up on life, but I knew something was very wrong the moment she walked in the room. She looked at me with tears running down her face and ...

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It Takes a Community to Sustain a Marriage
Community doesn’t have to be formal, but it should be intentional.
It Takes a Community to Sustain a Marriage

One of the Christian buzzwords over the past few years is community. I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard young adults talk about “doing life with my community.” For the most part, the emphasis on the importance of community has been toward single ...

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Before Marriage
Dancing with Desire
Desire can give us hope or lead us down a path of despair. But we can learn how to deal with it in healthy ways.
Dancing with Desire

This past summer I was at a dear friend’s wedding. She was getting married, for the first time, at the age of 45. Now some of you are reading this cringing, silently (or not so silently) screaming in horror, “Don’t let that be me!” while others of ...

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