Episode 98: Are meds always bad for depression/anxiety?

– Psychology is based upon a different worldview than Biblical Christianity.
– Whether or not to use medication for depression/anxiety is a wisdom/conscience issue.
– Biblical counseling should be our automatic approach to depression/anxiety while seeing a medical doctor to rule out physiological issues.
– There may be legitimate physiological issues that can be addressed by medication.

Episode 95: Does it really mean that? Does 1 Corinthians 14 Mean Women are to Keep Silent in Church?

Episode Highlights:
– Don’t violate your conscience. Rom 14:23
– Educate your conscience according to the Scriptures.
– Paul allows for women to pray and prophesy in 1 Cor 11.
– The prohibition against women speaking in 1 Cor 14:34-35 seems to refer to the judging prophecies (1 Cor 14:29-33).
– Judging prophecies would fall under the category of exercising authority over men, which is forbidden. 1 Tim 2:12

Episode 93: UNSCRIPTED: My step-brother just left his wife – what should I do?

Comment: My step-brother recently left his wife and two kids for another woman.

It came unexpectedly, and has devastated both sides of the family. He hasn’t seen or spoken to my parents, or his siblings, since he left them.

We’ve been supporting our sister and daughter in-law, and the children through this, as much as we can.

I want to reach out to my brother, but I’m angry and disgusted by his actions, and I don’t want to say things that will only serve to tear him down.

What’s worse, he says he’s a Christian, or at least claimed to be one for years, but his behavior throughout has seriously made me doubt his salvation.

As an angry and concerned sister, how should I biblically handle the situation?

NOT SAFE FOR CHILDREN – Episode 92: [Unscripted] Follow-up: My spouse wants me to do something sexually that I’m uncomfortable with…

– No matter which side of the question you’re on, your disposition should be to serve your spouse.
– Open communication and patience are highly important in this area.
– We must differentiate between wants and needs. We need Christ all the time. Certain sexual acts belong in the realm of wants.
– The spouse desiring a particular act should consider the motive. Is it to fulfill a sexual fantasy associated with a sinful past? Or is it to cultivate a more meaningful and mutually pleasurable experience?