Friends with Benefits

Is your spouse your friend? He or she may have been once. But things have changed. Career, family, finances, travel, ambition, fear, discontentment, illness. Sometimes life seems to get in the way. We stand shoulder to shoulder to get through a season of hardship or change. We make decisions that don’t support our friendship. We believe lies about our future. And before we know it we are journeying in our marriage so far from face to face, eye to eye.
To be married is to have a lover and a friend. Friendship is crucial. This series on marriage is so very helpful. If you long to be friends with your spouse, if you long for a new marriage with the same spouse avail yourself to the Real Marriage series from Mars Hill.  Read it, listen to it, view it together. Download it to your iPod, listen to it as you travel. Choose to make it real, and redeem your friendship.

Too much good food…too little self control

I love good food, making it and sharing it. I love pleasing my family with food that nurtures them. But food has become another idol in our society – one in which we find ourself adoring 3 times a day and often in between times as well.

How do we manage the food as idol and food as fuel slippery slope? Not everyone know how to eat well. Not everyone knows how to eat enough. Not everyone knows how to not to eat too much.

Recently I listened to a  talk by Crystal Munson (Mars Hill Church Women’s Training day). This talk deals with a sin that is “commonly overlooked within the church and inappropriately understood by the world.”

Gluttony I commend this talk to you. It is one of five talks from the Christian Womanhood in a Feminist Culture series.