Are Cigarettes A Sin?

A reader asks: I smoke. Is that a sin? Should I quit smoking? I think people automatically assume I’m not a Christian because I smoke. I really struggle with it. My answer:  We all struggle with sin. One person’s gluttony or lack of exercise (unhealthy...

My Spouse Doesn’t Want Me Snooping on His Cheating

A reader asks: I have been married for three years to a man I dated off and on for almost 15 years. We have children ages two, four and 10. I have found inappropriate chat messages from another female to my husband. My husband said he...

Feelings Follow Choice: Choice Creates Desire

I have a handful of topics/posts I like to refresh and revisit once a year or so because they are so timeless and important. It benefits new readers for obvious reasons, and never fails to be an edifying reminder to those who may have read about it in the past. The...

Run Forrest, Run

Philippians 3:12 – Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. The Apostle Paul loved to use...

My Son The Jerk

A reader asks: How do I give my twenty-something year old son an ultimatum when I know it isn't totally his fault that he is acting the way he is?  What I want to say to him is this: "Either participate in our family unit or don't expect anymore...

Should I Marry So I Can Share Jesus With Them?

A reader asks: I'm in love with someone who practices Islam, not Christianity. I know there are concerns about marrying an unbeliever, but I don't want to miss out on sharing Christ with her.  What do you think? My answer: You are mixing two things…...