How should Christians manage time in entertainment?

Many people today spend a great deal of time on social media, video games, and television, so it's no wonder that someone submitted a question about how Christians should manage the time they give to entertainment. Some Christians have a very open and permissive view of entertainment. They view it as a gift of God …

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What is Christian contentment?

Jeremiah Burroughs’ classic work, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, is a treasure of wisdom and instruction. If you haven’t read it, I highly encourage you to get it and read it. American culture generally fosters discontentment and all the miseries and heartaches that go along with it. Discontentment is coveting what we do not have, longing for it inordinately, and believing that if we have it, we will be satisfied. Simply put, to be content is to obey the 10th commandment, “You shall not covet” by the power of Christ and the gospel of grace. Here’s my summary of 20 ways that Burroughs describes Christian contentment.

How should you handle conflict?

“Conflict” is any difference of opinion among people, where each person is trying to show how their position is correct. According to this definition, conflict doesn’t necessarily involve sin. Many conflicts are the result of misunderstanding or miscommunication. Sometimes conflicts are necessary because important principles are at stake. Thus, conflicts aren’t necessarily harmful. But far …

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How should you have family devotions?

Family devotions are one of the most important things families can do together, if it sincere and consistent with the rest of family life. When parents are living like Christians in the home (repenting of sins, trying to seek Christ), family devotions are an important way to point our children to Christ, to honor Him together, to grow in Him, and set a pattern of living in Christ's presence though the Word and prayer in the home.

What is a husband’s authority over his wife?

I received a question from a church member, asking about the difference between complementarianism and egalitarianism in a marriage. Complementarianism is the view that husbands and wives have complementary roles in marriage, that husbands should lovingly lead their wives, and wives should willingly submit to their husbands in all things lawful. Egalitarianism is the view …

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