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 fallContinue reading “Episode 95: Does it really mean that? Does 1 Corinthians 14 Mean Women are to Keep Silent in Church?”
Episode Highlights: 1. The nudist lifestyle is a sexual perversion according to the Bible. Gen 3, 9:21-25; Lev 18 2. We should not subject our children to such sexual perversions. Eph 6:4 3. Sometimes the most loving thing is to allow someone to feel how their sin cuts them off from others.
Highlights: – 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. – TheContinue reading “NOT SAFE FOR CHILDREN – Episode 92: [Unscripted] Follow-up: My spouse wants me to do something sexually that I’m uncomfortable with…”
Episode Highlights: – Be encouraged by what your husband’s confession says about you and what it says about him. – Keep your spouse’s sin in perspective: it is not unique; God affords all the resources to fight; your identity is in Him. – Be available to your spouse sexually. – Insist that your husband getContinue reading “Episode 91: How can I help my spouse in the battle against lust?”
Highlights: – 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. –Continue reading “Episode 90: My niece is getting confirmed in the Catholic church. How should I handle the situation?”
Highlights: – Be aware that there are different ways to help in different situations (1 Thess 5:14) – Have a conversation tailored to the person’s heart condition – Pray for and pursue patience (Eph 4:1-2)
Highlights: – 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 isContinue reading “Episode 88: Bullying follow-up: What about non-physical bullying?”
Highlights: – 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.
Highlights: – Remember that proverbs are not promises; they are general truths – The book of Proverbs teaches us how to live wisely – We should do our best to raise our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, trusting that in many cases, they will follow