Truth on Self-Worth, Pornography, and Unfulfilled Longings

How to Teach Boys to Respect Women

As the father of five sons, Dr. Russell Moore has seen reports of high-profile men using and abusing women in the highest realms of government, sports, and entertainment, and he has sometimes wondered how to keep the concept of the predatory, misogynist man from being normalized. This is not only a struggle for parents, he says, “since all of us are responsible for building up the body of Christ.” Here are some ways to communicate biblical truth to the next generation. Read this post.

Enough with ‘I Am Enough’

Has anyone ever tried to motivate you with the message that you are enough? Aimee Joseph says that while this encouragement may be well-intentioned, it fails on several fronts: “‘I am enough’ can’t capture the simultaneous realities that I was created to be perfect, that I am deeply flawed because of sin, and that I’m a cherished daughter of the God of the universe because of Christ’s work.” Read this post.

50 Shades of Love

“By selling polished fantasies—whether in the form of ‘innocent’ rom-coms or steamy sexualized romances of the 50 Shades variety—Hollywood cashes in by framing itself as a safe outlet and catharsis for unfulfilled longings,” Rebecca McLaughlin writes. “But the fantasies it propagates are neither safe nor cathartic when they fool us into commodifying and abusing sex, or when they distract us from the truths about love that will actually satisfy.” Read this post.

The Ministry of Spiritual Grandparenting

Phyllis J. Le Peau knows the deep impression that grandparents can have in the lives of their children, and their children’s children, and their children’s children’s children, whether the relationships are biological or “extra.” She writes, “We who have tasted the goodness of God, we who have experienced his great works in our lives and all around us—we have the privilege, the joy, the high calling to tell the next generation ‘the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord.’” Read this post.

How Porn Use Becomes an Addiction (Simplified!)

Dannah Gresh caught my attention this week when she shared this post on Facebook with the caption: “This is one of the BEST articles I have ever seen on how porn can quickly become addictive. With the average first inception of porn being 11-years-old, it's vital that every parent know this complex science of the brain. This article simplifies it beautifully! Pass it on to every parent you know. Porn is devouring our kids! Let's get armed to stop it!” Read this post.

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Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep is a hospital teacher, a seminary student, and a Lyme patient living in Texas, where God continuously sustains her through Scripture, dry shampoo, and Mexican food. She blogs her journey through medical treatment at with the hope that her words will be a picture of the Lord’s perfect faithfulness in chronic pain; for even in suffering, God is good.

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