Today we’re starting a progressive series on love. This series is going to take us to some places that may surprise you, but it is going to logically follow the flow of a Christian worldview. A couple of weeks ago, we went over a few of the many reasons that believers should read their Bibles. … Continue reading God is Love
No, it’s not Japanese. It stands for “National Novel Writing Month,” and is affectionately referred to as “NaNo.” NaNo is traditionally held during the month of November. It is not a competition. But you can connect with other participants on the NaNoWriMo website and by using these social media hashtags: #nano #nanowrimo #nano19 #nanowrimo19 #amwriting … Continue reading NaNoWriMo?
Before becoming a writer or even before finishing a writing project, it’s easy to think about the finish line. “I just have to write this, this, and this, and then I’ll be done.” The reality, however, is that the work of writing is a never-ending loop. Always Learning As writers, we are constantly learning. Whether … Continue reading A Writer’s Work is Never Done
Every storyteller has a certain passion. A specific love in crafting stories. A well deep inside that feeds their inspiration. That inner passion is held in place by two things: the person you are and the person you want to be. Before you read on, I want you to think about why you write. Is … Continue reading The Fire Within
When someone starts a project, they usually have a goal in mind. When a writer starts writing, they usually do, too. As with everything in life, goals can change or be postponed. There’s nothing wrong with that. You just need to be able to identify your goal and accept when it needs to change. There … Continue reading Is Publication the Goal?
Harris, Joshua. I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Colorado Springs: Multnomah Books, 2003. Print. Baker, Ernie. Marry Wisely, Marry Well. Wapwallopen: Shepherd Press, 2016. Print. Elliot, Elisabeth. Passion and Purity. Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 2002. Print. Paulsen, Heather Arnel. Emotional Purity. Wheaton: Crossway, 2007. Print. “Chastity.” Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, 28 Apr. 2018. Web. Apr. 2018 … Continue reading Principles of Dating and Courtship: Bibliography
The only way to avoid becoming ensnared by the longings of the flesh is for the wills of both people to be offered to God as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable, with only the ashes left behind on the altar of prayer to represent what they gave up in the presence of the One … Continue reading Principles of Dating and Courtship Part 10
Previously, we’ve talked about critique groups and how to criticize well. But equally important is the ability to accept critique from others. Taking critique is really hard no matter who you are, and it’s perfectly normal to get upset, get angry, or cry after receiving a round of critique. So here’s some tips to chew … Continue reading Critique Group Tips: Accepting Critique
Keeping each other’s best interests in mind also includes a large measure of respect. Having love enough to marry someone, yet enough respect for them, their purity, and their well-being to keep some distance until the time is right and all green lights have been cleared. Love and respect go hand in hand. Respect also … Continue reading Principles of Dating and Courtship Part 9
The best thing for young singles to keep in mind as they consider a relationship is that their unmarried years are a gift from God. As with every other blessing and gift that comes down from the Father of Lights, these years are to be used to glorify Him and not to worry about what … Continue reading Principles of Dating and Courtship Part 8