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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: HOW TO MAKE MARRIAGES WORK (pt 3)

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! For a while now, we’ve been looking at USA TODAY sex columnist, Anthony D’Ambrosio’s “5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work” to find out not only what destroys our marriages but what also develops them. Today we get to the meat of the matter, so I hope you’re “hungry.” Preface: Lately, we’ve been analyzing …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: HOW TO MAKE MARRIAGES WORK (Pt 2)

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, we’re continuing to look at “5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work” presented to us by USA TODAY sex columnist, Anthony D’Ambrosio. Preface: Last time (see How To Make Marriages Work), we started to analyze our contract-driven world and investigate the difference between contract and covenant. Contracts, negotiated agreements between two or more …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: HOW TO MAKE MARRIAGES WORK

Hello, HOPE-lovers and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, we continue our conversation on “5 Reason Why Marriages Don’t Work” brought to us by sex columnist Anthony D’Ambrosio’s from USA TODAY.  See Part 1 and Part 2 here. Preface: It’s September, which means it’s football season!!!  All of the hard work teams put in during the offseason will now be on …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: 5 WAYS TO MAKE MARRIAGES WORK

Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, we continue sifting through sex columnist Anthony D’Ambrosio’s “5 Reason Why Marriages Don’t Work” from USA TODAY. Photo courtesy of USA Today. If you haven’t heard the interview, click here.  Here’s the summary: Preface: 1) Physical intimacy is crucial to the vitality of a relationship, but sex is becoming nearly non-existent in …

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TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: 5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work

Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Transformation Tuesday! Today, I wanted to share something that caught my attention a while back. Sex columnist, Anthony D’Ambrosio, shares with us through USA TODAY 5 Reasons Why Marriages Don’t Work. Take a listen. This is what Anthony had to say: 1) Sex becomes nearly non-existent. Physical intimacy is crucial to the vitality of a …

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Freedom Is An Acquired Taste: Maybe I’m Not Free

“Freedom is an acquired taste.” ~ Steven Furtick Have heard of people coming to Christ and being “set free” of crazy things?  I have.  Drugs, alcohol, depression…you name it, I have heard it. I want to accept these stories at face value, however, there’s just one problem for me – I have not experienced this sort of release!  And for years …

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Suck Rocks: This Is Living Now (More Thoughts on FREEDOM)

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” ~ Galatians 5:1 Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good.  He came to make dead people live. FREEDOM EXAMINED  (courtesy of http://www.tourfactory.com/950924) The following was inspired by true events.  Names have been changed to protect the identity of those portrayed. “Hey, Bill!  What did …

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Got Freedom?

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. ~ Romans 8:2 Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good.  He came to make dead people live.  Last week, I wrote about the tension between slavery and freedom, and used recently deceased frontman, Scott Weiland, …

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Nightmares Are Dreams Too: A Stone Temple Pilot Crashes

Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good.  He came to make dead people live.  Do you ever ask people how their day is?  What about those who you work with?  If you’re like me, you have heard the response, “I’m living the dream.” I pity these poor folks because this statement is always drenched in cynicism.  I …

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What is Love? Idol don’t hurt me no more.

Confession: I grew up watching Saturday Night Live.  I honestly don’t remember how an eight year old like myself at the time was introduced to this show, but it was fast, furious, and it stuck. I faintly recall a skit involving a very flatulent Kevin Kline in a jacuzzi and I guess I knew it was for me.  I’m sorry, …