17 Resolutions for 2017

Each year I resolve to do one thing that will improve my life. Whether you love resolutions or think they are dumb, here is a list of 17 things that could improve your quality of life in ’17. Read one ...

We Have To Talk About Porn

I was in a freshman high school health class when she asked the question. It was my first class of the year and I was in the middle of my presentation about how to navigate messages about sex found in different...

Following Jesus’ Sex Talk Model

My mom was the voice of correction growing up. I knew I’d done something wrong when my first, middle, and last name was shouted from another part of our house. Fear. Shame. Worry. All of these things woul...

Helping Parents Reclaim Beauty

I have three amazing children. I never knew how scary the world could be until I became a parent. When I was single or just married, the world was my playground and I had free reign in it. But something happens...

Making Meaningful Resolutions

We start the year off with good intentions, but our follow through stinks… It's the dawn of a New Year, a time when many of us plot to do some internal remodeling in the form of some New Year's resolutions. S...

Connecting Students to God’s Mission

When we begin talking about mission, many people think of mission trips. That's not a bad thing. One of my most formative experiences was a youth mission trip among the poor in Prestonburg, Kentucky. Mission t...

New Year – New Creation

There is something refreshing about the month of January, specifically the date of Jan. 1. The New Year is like a built-in do-over that we get to enjoy annually. It's also a fitting analogy for the spiritua...

Safe Sanctuaries

I was a teenager when I was first immersed in the sexuality conversation. A family member and I had an honest conversation about their struggle with homosexuality. This was back in the 80’s in the Midwest, w...