Regaining a lost love

Marriage | A crisis in Mark and Dorothy Looman’s marriage taught them to prioritize one another (First in a series on long marriages)
by Charissa Koh
Posted 8/15/19, 04:13 pm

Two years into his first pastorate, Mark Looman sat down to lunch with his wife Dorothy and their two girls. From Mark’s perspective, everything was normal, but over the last eight years, Dorothy’s frustration had been silently building. At that lunch, it became too much: She told Mark she did not love him anymore and walked out the door. “I wasn’t sure if I’d even see her again,” Mark says.

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Our mud huts

Relationships | Why do we stick with dating traditions that break our hearts?
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/18/19, 10:08 am

If you had a system that yielded poor results every time you used it, how long would it take for you to chuck that system? 

The traditional Maasai windowless mud-and-dung hut, with its poor ventilation, has for who knows how long been the cause of respiratory infections and eye irritations in adults and children of the tribe. So why have these Kenyans 50 miles south of Nairobi continued generation after generation to design their shelters like that? I don’t know. Tradition? No one thought of a better idea?

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Who owns your body?

Religion | Claims to bodily autonomy are attempts to suppress the truth
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 5/21/19, 04:21 pm

Who owns your body? It’s a hot topic today, with actress Alyssa Milano calling for a “sex strike” till legislators agree that women own their own bodies.

If you’re a Christian, you know the answer: God owns your body. “You are not your own, for you were bought with a price” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). If you’re not a Christian, you are trying hard to unknow that. Romans says you do know it though: One cannot “suppress” (1:18) what one does not already know deep down.

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