What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he … Continue reading What makes a good life?
Repost from 2018. Happy Valentine's Day! While many will rely on Hallmark's card writers to find the perfect words to say "I love you" today, some Christians might reach back to the famous "love chapter" of 1 Corinthians 13 read at many weddings. Yet, the man who wrote these words would probably find it quite … Continue reading Your One True Love
On a 103 degree afternoon 13 years ago today I wore a black suit and tie. I stood between two tall, healthy trees sweating bullets. It wasn't the oppressive July heat but the nervous anticipation for what was about to take place. I was about to behold my bride adorned in her wedding dress for … Continue reading “I get to marry her? Really?!”
"One of the few clear differences between Christianity and Judaism is the former’s entertainment of the idea of singleness as the paradigm way of life for its followers. . . . Singleness was legitimate, not because sex was thought to be a particularly questionable activity, but because the mission of the church was such that … Continue reading QUOTABLES: On Singleness
The focus of this new season of Advent is to beg God to intervene (“come down”) in our sin-stained world and rescue us from the filthy mess we’ve made of this world and our own lives. One huge mess being paraded past us in the headlines daily is the flurry of sexual harassment allegations against very public figures.
She was 16 years old, and for some reason attending a dance at the Technical College in her hometown. He was about 20, and for some reason flirting with a high school girl. (It was the 70s after all - people did a lot of "iffy" things.) He asked her to dance. She said yes. … Continue reading Happy 42nd Anniversary, Mom & Dad!