How should Christians deal with anger? Dr. Jim offers advice on how to release yourself from this destructive emotion. He gives a personal account about how he dealt with similar feelings.
Dear Jim: How do I deal with the anger I am feeling?
Anger is not a sin! It is what we do with this emotion that may cause us to sin, but the emotion itself is not a sin. Christ was angry – but His anger was directed toward sin. It is okay to be angry against sin, but we often find ourselves angry for other reasons. Ephesians 4:26 instruct us to be angry, but to not sin or let the sun go down on our anger. We need to do something about it for it makes a super bad bedfellow!
Common-law relationships seem to be common for couples nowadays. What should Christian singles know about a relationship that isn’t God’s plans for His children? Dr. Jim gives his simple but Biblically-supported view of this, and sex outside of marriage.
Is God with us when we are in a common-law relationship?
Dear Jim: I have a unique situation in that God is with us as we live together outside of marriage (common law relationship). I would like to know what to say to other Christians who ask for my advice in wanting to do the same thing? I know why it is wrong from a moral and biblical realm. But, I know that God accepts us, and where we are at.
Are you a single Christian who’s seeking true love, but wants to make sure you’re making the right decision? And, have God’s peace about it? This article is about when (and why) we should trust the peace we feel when connecting with potential matches.
God’s peace about making good choices
Dear Jim: When I have a peace about something, is it okay to act on it? God’s peace in our hearts is only ONE element in making good choices. Some Christians have told me that they had peace in their heart when they did drugs. They felt especially close to God. I realize this is an extreme example but conveys the point.
A ‘Life Cycle’ in a Christian context is about ways for God to teach and show us how to grow our faith. Dr. Jim demonstrates that not falling for the same mistake twice is a way we can grow in our Christian life.
God shares His knowledge and love all around us. This week I was listening to Joyce Meyer when she made an interesting statement. ‘Are you passing the exam and moving on in your life, or are you having to retake the same test?’ What an awesome question about our life cycle.
This question, or one similar to it, often arises in emails received from singles. Virginity is something that God instructs us to bring into the marriage. How does one relate to those who are no longer virgins? Can one restore their virginity? How does virginity relate to second marriages? Allow me to share some thoughts on this area.
Dr. Jim explains why is so hard these days to think clearly about a relationship when sex outside of marriage is at play. Christian singles need to understand the power a sexual relationship has on us and how they can avoid falling into temptation. This article explains why all singles, Christian or not, should avoid sex outside of marriage if they want their relationship to be truly fulfilling and God-honoring.
Today’s blog post was written by one of our ChristianCafe.com members.
Below is a list of 10 pieces of marriage advice for singles who are seeking their special someone and desire some good tips about making their future union successful.
Marriage Advice for singles.
Finding a soulmate can be easier than keeping a relationship healthy. The same is true when we talk about matrimony. In today’s world, we see the devastation of divorce on the lives of couples and especially their children (if they have them). We understand that we all fall short of the glory of God, but families can be destroyed when two people go into a relationship without the knowledge of how to serve and truly love their spouse as Christ loves the Church.
Today’s article is brought to you by a guest writer, Kevin Gardner.
4 Conversations Every Christian Couple Should Have Before Saying “I Do”
God never created men and women to be alone. From birth, humans long for connection and intimacy with others, seeking a life filled with love, compassion, and security. This can grow complicated when courting, and eventually dating the person you wish to wed. As you know, finding the one or your soulmate is a nuanced idea that has been spoon fed to young romantics by secular culture. Real, biblical relationships require communication and compromise with the person you have chosen.
What’s wrong with men? Dr. Jim explains how to avoid future hurtful feelings when meeting Christian men online. Beware of false expectations at the beginning of an online relationship. We should never let our guard down and keep safety as our first priority when connecting with other singles via a dating website.
What’s wrong with Christian men?
You might ask: What’s wrong with men? This question, or one similar to it, has been asked often in emails to me. Wow – does it open up a big subject. I have not received one from Christian men asking what is wrong with Christian women – but suspect I will soon.