Spiritual Principles

The Healing Effect of Relationships

I got married in my 30s. Which means that I spent most of my 20s single. I had one serious relationship in my late 20s. Other than most of the time I was single.

I was in romantic relationships throughout high school and I wanted my college years to be marked by focus and seriousness – my folks always emphasized completion of education prior to romantic pursuits.

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Spiritual Principles

The Paradox of Pain

On the face of it, it’s a paradox. “…by his stripes we are healed.”[i] Pain for God is healing for us. The verse suggests an aspect of healing surrounding pain. Let me illustrate with the following story.…