If you are hearing a call to find a church and a vigorous faith, Searching, then go find the Christians who surprise you with their love, their patience, and their willingness to take holy risks.
My parents continue to live in my childhood home. But my childhood neighborhood has vanished around them.
Let’s start by naming out loud the not especially subtle subtext in your letter. It sure sounds like you’re not hoping to be friends with this guy: it sounds like you’re hoping to be in a romantic relationship with him.
Twenty-five years from now:
Someone will write a bestselling book explaining how to be successful and happy
Last week, PVT, a soldier who has returned home from active duty, wrote in to express an overwhelming feeling of guilt. To help respond to that letter, I spoke with Dr. Marv Westwood about what psychologists call “moral injuries” to veterans.
Last winter, I attended the funeral of a veteran. He had committed suicide several years after returning from active duty. In remembering him, his loved ones talked about how profoundly changed he was upon his return, about how, in a real sense, the person whom they had known had never come home.
What is your opinion on dating couples spending the night together in the same bed without having sex? I know there are a lot of Christians who are against it for various reasons and wondered about your opinion on the subject.
Now, I am prepared to believe that some people really do post about their fabulous boyfriends in order to make the rest of us feel awful. And that others really do quote holy texts as an exercise in self-congratulation, but my guess is that these folks are in the minority.
Over the first year of Father Knows Best, the staff in the FKB mailroom has been keeping a tally of Frequently Asked Questions. Today, as we approach what Wikipedia tells me is our Paper anniversary (or, if you’re in the UK, our Cotton anniversary), the staff has agreed to share their Top 3 list of FAQs with us. And I’ve agreed to provide responses.