Entries by sarahp

Colliding Expectations

Man, if the rest of the world would just get their act together, life would be so much better!  Right?  I mean seriously, these people are driving me crazy! I’ve heard it; I’ve said it. And sometimes, I have to admit I even believed it. The truth is that as long as there are people […]

A Celebration of Sexual Love

Over the last four days we have looked at meeting our spouse’s spiritual, emotional, mental and practical needs. Today, we take a look at meeting our spouse’s sensual needs. When we are meeting our spouse’s sensual needs, we are physically pleasing them. The word sensual is often used in a sexual context, but is not […]

Practically Speaking, Love is a Verb

If you’ve seen the 2006 movie The Break-Up, starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, there’s likely one scene that immediately comes to mind. After hosting a dinner party, Aniston’s character, Brooke, announces that she is going to do the dishes and suggests that she would appreciate the help of her live-in boyfriend, Gary (Vaughn), who […]

Literature + Mud = Love

“Being a parent basically means that your entire adult life is crammed into a two-hour block each night after the kids go to bed.” Or so says a meme that is currently floating around Facebook. And in our family right now, that’s about it. Sadly, that means for my husband and I our entire adult […]

Seek First the Kingdom

When we enter into marriage, a lot of promises are made when we say those vows. Most of them are said excitedly through smiles with teary eyes and anticipation for the unknown. I think it’s safe to say that most of us have no real idea of what we’re entering into. We know we are […]

Let’s Talk About Sex

“All right,” the youth pastor said. “Let’s get all the giggles out now…” The topic of the night was sex. Students snickered all through the lesson like it was the first time they ever heard the term “sex.” I was a senior in high school, and this was the first time I ever heard sex […]

The Upside Down: In Bed – Resources

Start the Discussion: Click here for printable message notes. Click here for printable message discussion questions. Click here for printable LIO Bible Study. Click here for the discussion video and unpack what it means to live out the message principles during the week.

Passing the Test of Greatness

In scripture, “humility” does not mean weakness. It means a proper appreciation of who we are in relationship to God. Author C.S. Lewis said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” 1 Peter 5:5b-6: 5b “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 6 So humble yourselves under […]

Friend, We Have a Better Place For You

“I’m bigger. I’m going to ride the biggest bucking bronco!” “No I’m the biggest! I’m going to ride the biggest bucking bronco!” These were the words I heard coming from the back of our van as we were driving home from vacation last week. I had to laugh at the smack talk going down between […]