Too Large to Love
Why I hid my overweight body from my husband

My weight has been an issue since I had my children some 20-plus years ago. I never lost my pregnancy weight—instead I have added extra pounds to it. Because I grew up in a physically and emotionally abusive home where a thin body was idealized (along with many other ...

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You Can Make a Difference in a Sexually Chaotic World
Responding to a culture with no sexual boundaries
You Can Make a Difference in a Sexually Chaotic World

Three short years ago, when Linda Dillow and I started the ministry of Authentic Intimacy, we never imagined that the need for God’s perspective on sexuality would be so great. We knew that women were confused and many were seeking comfort, wisdom, and healing. But ...

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My Husband Annoys Me!
Advice for an irritation-free marriage
My Husband Annoys Me!

“He slurps his soup, bites his fingernails and always leaves his dirty clothes on the floor. I expected the relational challenges of marriage, but my biggest problem is that I can barely stand to be in the same room with the man!”

I wonder how many marriages ...

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Learning to Say “I Was Wrong”
How to be honest with our faults
Learning to Say “I Was Wrong”

If you are old enough to recall the sitcom Happy Days, you’ll remember “The Fonz.” Henry Winkler played the character of Arthur Fonzarelli, the coolest guy in town. The Fonz in his leather jacket and perfect hair could get all the ladies with the snap of ...

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Balancing Grace and Truth with Your Gay Friends
Answering very practical questions
Balancing Grace and Truth with Your Gay Friends

Times have changed, and yet they haven’t. While each of us are sorting through what it looks like to interact with friends, families, and co-workers who openly embrace an LGBT lifestyle, we have been interacting with sin and sinners since the day we were born.

Each ...

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Sexual Boundaries for Singles
3 questions to help discern God’s opinion
Sexual Boundaries for Singles

When women ask their honest questions about sexuality, the most common ones typically relate to whether certain things are right or wrong for Christian women to engage in. They want to know where the boundaries are. Here are a few examples:

Is masturbation wrong? Am ...
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I Don't Believe in Self-Esteem
Break free from the obsession about our worth
I Don't Believe in Self-Esteem

I’m kind of a strange psychologist because I don’t believe in “self-esteem.” Someone with a high self-esteem isn’t necessarily a happy, well-adjusted person. And low self-esteem isn’t a problem to be solved but is a symptom of a deeper, ...

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