Episode 90: My niece is getting confirmed in the Catholic church. How should I handle the situation?


– We would not encourage participating in the celebration or attending the baptism/confirmation as, like a gay wedding, they are denials of the true gospel.
– It would be best to lovingly share the gospel with your sister beforehand, explaining why you cannot attend.
– Love sometimes requires us to strain a relationship.
– All subsequent interactions with the family should be overtly loving and gracious.

Episode 88: Bullying follow-up: What about non-physical bullying?

– We should look for opportunities to prepare our children for adulthood which may mean leaving them in difficult situations.
– We should also understand that preparing our children for adulthood sometimes means sheltering them, which may mean saving them from severe situations.
– We should try to gauge whether a particular situation is going to be a long-term benefit or detriment.

Episode 87: My spouse wants me to do something sexually that I find unappealing…

– Any sexual activity that is explicitly sinful should be out of the question in marriage. Prov 5-7
– Our primary aim in the sexual relationship in marriage is to give pleasure. 1 Cor 7:1-4
– We should never make demands of our spouses, but seek mutual pleasure.

Episode 84: How can I honor God in class discussions at my secular college?

– We are elect exiles in this world (1 Peter 1:1).
– We are tasked with spreading a message that is counter-cultural (1 Peter 2:9, 3:15).
– The apostles’ example was to take every opportunity to proclaim Christ (Acts).
– We should expect our gospel-spreading presence to bring opposition (1 Peter 4:12-14).