Spring 2014

Spring 2014
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Christian Marriage as Fellowship

"Mawage. Mawage is what bwings us togeder today. That bwessed awangement, that dweam within a dweam..." Think the Impressive Clergyman from The Princess Bride got it right? Perhaps if Humperdink hadn't cut him off we'd have found out. Pastor Drosendahl, on the other hand, clearly explains God's purpose in marriage.

Lustful in Adam; Chaste in Christ

The completeness that God gave to Adam through Eve is something that we've taken and twisted since the Fall. This is why we so desperately need to remember what is true about us in Christ. As always, Pastor Borghardt gives us a huge serving of Gospel, seasoned with his impassioned expressiveness.

Baptized Not "Gay"

We're not sinners because we sin; we sin because we are sinners. That is who we are in Adam. But as baptized Christians, we are also saints. That is who we are in Christ. Pastor Buetow boldly asserts that it is the very same with homosexuality. Who we are in Christ trumps that and every other struggle we have with sin.

My Parents Are Divorcing...Now What?

You may be right in the throes of divorce at this very moment. Maybe it's been a few years, but you're still dealing with the fallout. Or perhaps you know someone else who is trying to navigate this storm of life. Pastor Cwirla's Gospel-filled advice will buoy the most struggling of hearts.

Children: A Full Quiver of Blessing

Pastor Fritsche focuses on the many ways God blesses us through children, no matter what the circumstances. We especially get insight into His Fatherly love for us and see how God even blesses our neighbor through His gift of children to us.

Is Singleness Really a Gift?

Sandra is crystal clear as she lays out the answer to that question. And if you think you are going to find the same pat answers you tend to encounter about being single, think again.

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A Nerdy Lutheran's Guide to Dating

Wisdom can come from some very interesting places, which you'll soon discover after reading Pastor Schuldheisz' character-packed advice on dating.

His and Hers: A Youth Leader Couple's Perspective on Marriage

Years of working with youth have taught this dynamic couple a great many things, which is why we're so privileged that they are so enthusiastically sharing their experience with us.

Dark Addictions Need the Light

Evil doesn't take a vacation, but we do know where to find it: hiding in the dark and buried in secrets. Pastor Ogrodowicz urges us to combat the struggle with pornography by boldly shining the light of the Gospel on it.

Chaste and Decent Lives

There's a whole lot more to the sixth commandment than you might think and we're all guilty of breaking it in some ways. However, Pastor Cwirla reminds us that it all boils down to God protecting us from the dangers of misusing His good gift of sex, which He intended to be enjoyed within the bounds of marriage.