“There’s an App for That” – When A Social Media Identity Overshadows Identity in Christ

Marie Notcheva

Marie Notcheva

Several years ago, while interviewing girls for her book Lies Young Women Believe, author Nancy Leigh Demoss noted a budding problem: Christian teens, even girls active in their churches, freely admitted to being a “different person” online than they were in front of adults, Christian friends, and youth leaders. Many admitted to saying and doing things on social media (which was still in its early stages) that they would never do in person and to using such platforms to hide behind a “false self.” Continue reading

Leisure and Money

Karl Hood

Leisure and Money

We as biblical counselors are known for being attuned to heart idolatry. We consider obvious and subtle heart idolatries—as we should. However, Scripture explicitly names just two specific non-overt idolatries—covetousness/greed and food/belly (Colossians 3:5; Philippians 3:19)—two forms of idolatry that flourish in the Western world. Today’s blog draws attention to the role money plays in idolatry. Continue reading

On Being a Better Lover

Steve Timmis

On Being a Better Lover

This article shows what our identity, purpose, and function are as believers and applies them to the thorny, and very personal, issue of introversion showing how it frees us to be the better lovers of God and others we were created to be. Continue reading

The Sin of Insecurity

Jeremy Pierre

Barney struggles to raise his oversized purple head, weakened by the gradual loss of viewership in recent years. Once a formidable voice in children’s TV programming, he now grasps weakly at his friends, who stand quietly beside. He manages to … Continue reading