Tag Archives: Aimee Byrd

Jesus, Sibling Rivalries, and Sibling Restorations

My last post reviewed Aimee Byrd’s “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” where she explores the blessings God gives us in friendships between people, including between women and men. (See, Friendship Between Women and Men Is One of God’s Great Gifts.) One … Continue reading

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Friendship Between Women and Men Is One of God’s Great Gifts

I’ve had these conversations for years but didn’t realize I needed to read a book on it until Aimee Byrd decided to write one. Why Can’t We Be Friends? – Avoidance Is Not Purity pursues God’s intent for his people, … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Anniversary on the Blog!

And it all started five years ago today with a post called Risky Behavior. As one kind person commented, that first day was like throwing a blog-warming party. Here’s a look back on the past half decade. Coming To This … Continue reading

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How I Got by with a Lot of Help from My Friends

Many of you know that my father took a horrible fall last summer and we weren’t sure he’d survive the emergency neurosurgery that spanned the night, let alone ever recover well enough to live on his own again. I felt … Continue reading

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Patriarchy Preacher Means What He Says (but won’t admit it)

In 2009 Bruce Ware spoke at a conference held by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW). His talk concerned what he thinks the Bible requires from men and woman, particularly in the context of marriage and what happens when a … Continue reading

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Patriarchy Preachers Teach that Jesus Is a Lesser God

If someone tells you they have discovered a new understanding of the Bible, skepticism is called for. After all:  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8.) God is who he is, always has been, and … Continue reading

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When the Judge Gets Cross-Examined – my secrets revealed

[A lot of people ask me what it’s like being a trial court judge. The answers can be found in this interview Michelle Van Loon posted on her blog Pilgrim’s Road Trip back in 2013, and which she’s graciously allowed … Continue reading

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The Impotence of Sanctified Testosterone

Teaching by Obfuscation In an article by Jason Allen, the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood decries what they see as a lack of masculinity – “biblical masculinity,” that is – in today’s churches. Many churches are bereft of male leadership, and … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Ask the Right Question

[Updated from the archives.] *** There’s an old story about the time a pathologist was cross-examined in court: “Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?” “All of my autopsies are performed on dead people.” Cross … Continue reading

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The Church Is Not The Borg Collective

[Updated from the archives. The original version ran as a guest post at Aimee Byrd’s Housewife Theologian.]  ***             Aimee  Byrd posted an article about sisters and noted: “I always say that us sisters really help prepare our brothers for marriage … Continue reading

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