Love & Relationships

Sex, God, and Life

By Danny Parkes

The issue of sexual relationships is an important one that many people differ on in terms of their opinions. It used to be, long ago, that I believed in sexual relationships before marriage. And I had no real standard to go by, as many do today, and so I could not really define what was…

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Divine Appointments

By Ellen Harlow

God is so good. My Aunt who is 89years old and lives with her daughter & husband in asmall town about 45 minutes from me was hospitalized and told she didnot have long to live. She was on my heart so heavy thatThursday morning as I was getting ready for work. I knew I hadto…

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Should Christians leave their spouses?

By Danny Parkes

When King David sinned, by committed adultery with Bathsheba and by killing Uriah her husband, the Lord was angry with him. He sent a prophet (well-known to David), Nathan, to rebuke him. Nathan did as instructed, and David repented right then and there. Then the judgment followed – yes, even though David had sincerely repented.…

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Touch not the unclean thing

By Danny Parkes

I was engaged in an email conversation once, a long time ago, with a fellow who was obviously a little upset with me. Not a bother. I’m willing to engage in polite conversations with people who might be upset for whatever reason. We exchanged quite a few emails. Then, eventually, the ‘bomb’ came. It was…

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Should Christians Divorce? Part 3

By Danny Parkes

Before Christmas, a new friend confessed to me that he was not living with his wife. In fact, he was under a court order preventing him from seeing his wife, on account of having, in the eyes of the law and his wife, assaulted her. I must say, I cannot confirm what the assault was,…

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Should Christians Divorce? Part 2

By Danny Parkes

A man cannot expect his wife to submit to him anymore than he himself is willing to submit to God. And the proof of that man’s submission to God is seen in his willingness to submit to God even in trying circumstances. And in the life of most men, there can be no greater trying…

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God Speaks, Part 3

By Danny Parkes

Not long ago, while coming home from an extended family get together, in which we had celebrated the birthday of one of our young relatives, and with our three children packed in the van, as I began to head for the driveway, the Holy Spirit spoke to me. “Don’t you come in here,” he said,…

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Keys to the Heart

By Danny Parkes

My wife and I are currently filling in for a Sunday School class with our church. The children are 4 years old and there are about 10-12 of them. Today, we did the story of the five loaves and two fishes. So, my wife got the breadcrumbs up and broke them all up! On my…

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The Unwinding

By Danny Parkes

About two years ago, I went through an experience in which I suddenly found myself in “enemy territory” as the enemy of our souls, Satan, appeared to have an unusual hold on my spirit. I mean … directly into my spirit he was able to have access … my heart felt like it was being…

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Free From Deception

By Shipei (Jasmine) Chong

Personal note: Do you ever hate your life? I do, and I hate it for more than ¾ of my life; it was only when I was born again that I began to appreciate my life. The joy of God’s love replaces my empty feeling with a sense of purpose. Isn’t it great that God…

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