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A Whole New Position on Sex, Pt. 3

It says to “rejoice in the wife of your youth.” Sounds good, right? Well, it is…but let’s put it in context: you don’t rejoice in somebody if you think you’re clearly better than them. 3,000 years ago gender equality wasn’t even on the radar. This was a pretty revolutionary thought. There was a lot of […]

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A whole new position on sex pt. 1

Proverbs holds a view of romance, marriage, and sex that was counter-cultural back then, and it’s counter-cultural now. In Proverbs, the highest possible value is placed on faithfulness and friendship in marriage. I’m not entirely sure those are the leading ideas in culture at large today. The danger of sexual temptation Keep in mind that […]

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Responding to Criticism

The consequences of ignoring criticism One of the most reliable tests of whether or not you’re maturing and growing in wisdom in Christ, is how you respond to criticism. Proverbs uses some really, really strong language to make that point: 10:17, “Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads […]

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Marital Confinement

I was listening to a podcast and heard the preacher say something about things being kept within ‘the confines of marriage.” No need to stop the presses…people say that all of the time. But this time it struck me funny: The confines of marriage. con·fine v. con·fined, con·fin·ing, con·fines To keep within bounds; restrict: See Synonyms at limit. To shut or […]

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