Sanctifying Relationships

Only One More Day Left for Domestic Kingdom!

April 14, 2014 Devotional Mundane

The time has finally come! Domestic Kingdom will be taken offline starting on Tuesday. (Is this announcement confusing? See this post for a brief explanation.) Quick! One last time- check out all the outstanding content on applying the gospel to the mundane from a few dozen contributors!

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When I Want to Run and Hide

August 19, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Christina Fox I’ve learned much about myself since becoming a parent. One of those lessons was learned out on the soccer field. One Saturday morning, I sat on the sidelines watching my son play a game. Many of his teammates were not participating (they were six years old, after all). They stared at the […]

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How the Gospel Transforms Our Conflicts

July 29, 2013 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Rachel Tiemeyer Some of the most glorious and, at times, messy parts of my life have involved deep, gospel-driven friendships. But, these types of friendships don’t come cheap. They reach far beyond shared hobbies, play dates with the kids, and commenting on one another’s Facebook pictures–although those things can certainly foster relationships on one […]

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No Time Not to Have Friends

January 31, 2013 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Lindsey Carlson I most often call my girlfriends about things related to kids: swallowed nickels, potential concussions, bed-wetting, and carseats. Gone are the days of talking on the phone about the latest current events or the newest novels. I’ve been changing diapers for eight years. If I open a cabinet in my kitchen, a […]

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Marriage in the Cosmic Plan of God – a series on the DG blog

January 24, 2013 Good Reading
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What does Christian marriage have to do with living in the “already, but not yet” kingdom of God? I want to draw your attention to a series of articles published yesterday on the Desiring God blog that deals with a subject that has been on my heart for some time. The theme is specifically about […]

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How Jesus Frees Us to Love Our Neighbor

November 7, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman A few years ago our family stayed in a church’s guesthouse for two wonderful, jet-lagged, rainy weeks. We always enjoy our visits to that city and look forward to the refreshing fellowship we have with our friends. Plus the tamales at the restaurant down the road from the church are to die […]

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Marriage in joint

October 29, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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Some pastoral advice on love and marriage from Richard Baxter in The Godly Home: “It is a relation of love that you have entered. God has made it your duty for your mutual help and comfort, that you may be as willing and ready to comfort one another as the hand is to help the […]

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When Your Mundane is Painful

October 27, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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Yesterday my husband Dave wrote on the Desiring God blog a testimony about his struggles and hopes as a disabled dad. Near the end of the article Dave said: “God in His grace and wisdom saw it fitting to take away my arm strength and ability. If God means this disability for my good then […]

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Discipleship and Young Moms series

October 10, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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Earlier this year Melanie Yong shared about how young moms can be involved in discipleship with other women. I was personally challenged by her articles in how she cheerfully communicated our need for dependence on the strength that God supplies (1 Pet. 4:11). When I survey my “earthly all” and gauge my potential for discipleship […]

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On Gospel Amnesia and Standing Before Your Own Master

October 8, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Luma Simms A few weeks ago a few friends and I were bantering back and forth about what our children watch on TV. It was a playful exchange. At one point I realized how two years ago it would not have been friendly or playful at all. My mind would have been full of […]

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Learning Submission on I-95

September 21, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Kristie Anyabwile When we moved from Washington, DC we took a long road trip down the coast to visit family along the way and have our car shipped to the Cayman Islands. We were embarking on a new phase of life and ministry together. After visiting family in North Carolina, we decided to stop […]

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God’s still working (even when you can’t see it)

July 2, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships

by Britney Hamm How do the truths of the gospel shape our response as wives to our husband’s spiritual struggles? In a previous post I wrote about this topic I shared these three truths: 1) God alone can save your husband. 2) God is the one who sanctifies those whom he saves. 3) God is […]

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