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Are there topics that seem to be taboo? You know, the ones that are embarrassing or confusing or considered “not in good taste” for Christians to talk about? Let’s get real—these are the topics that we NEED to talk about in the light of God’s Word.

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Sex Ed. Ed. (i.e., How to talk to your kids about sex)

Let me set the scene for you: I was a first-year teacher, straight out of college, freshly married, and getting into the groove of…

Living My Faith

Sexpectations: Sex Is Work

So often we expect sex to be easy, just like in the movies. But that expectation leads to pressure, frustration, and disillusionment with others. God, on the other hand, expects sex to be the result of a process of love and respect. The apostle Paul’s classic words to husbands and wives aren’t mainly about sex, but they are the key to true intimacy.

Friends & Family

Let’s talk about sex (and God)

“So, what did your parents teach you about sex?” one of my friends asked a mutual friend as we devoured pizza on his back…

Living My Faith

Sexpectations: Sex Is Good

In the beginning, when everything was very good, there was sex. God’s idea. God’s invention. God’s gift to husband and wife. In a world where too many of us have been victims of sexual sin or victims of an anti-sex church culture, we need the reminder that sex by God’s design is still very good.

Taboo

Jesus wants to talk with you

She was sure she was on the right side of this. Yeah, the man speaking to her didn’t seem like he had it in…

Taboo

The truth is, my life is messy too

A couple months ago, I interviewed two women who had abortions. The particulars of each pregnancy—that neither were married, neither father wanted the pregnancy…

Social Issues

Thinking of Having an Abortion? What Happens if I Get One?

Maybe you’re thinking ahead and wondering what would happen if you went through with an abortion anyway. . . . It will hurt.

Social Issues

Thinking of Having an Abortion? Because Life Will Become Harder?

Maybe you’re thinking of the life impact of a baby and how it changes everything. And you’re just not ready for that.

Social Issues

Thinking of Having an Abortion? Because You Think You’ll Be All Alone?

Maybe you think that if you bring a baby into this world, you’ll be all alone. And so an abortion would be easier?

Social Issues

Thinking of Having an Abortion? Who Knows There’s a Baby There?

Maybe right now you’re thinking it’s early in the pregnancy and now’s the time to do it because no one will know. But is that true, that no one will know?

Taboo

Be That Friend

If, by God’s grace, you aren’t the one in three or four who have experienced abuse, you might not know what to do to…

Friends & Family

Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Church

Statistically, whether we know it or not, all of us know and love someone who has been abused. And all of us know and love someone who has been abusive. So how can we be a blessing to both? How can we comfort, confront, and bring healing to our circle of influence? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.