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  • Blog Post: It's Complicated: Episode 323

    Listen to this week's show! Question to Consider: How do you balance grace and truth in conversations about homosexuality? Roundtable: The Same-Sex Struggle For those who struggle with same-sex attraction, the questions, doubts and fears surrounding the issue are nothing new. But is there...
  • Blog Post: Leading a Lifestyle of Purity

    I came across this blog about purity not too long ago that immediately caught my interest. Its focus was on the difference between virginity and purity. Never before had I pondered the difference. I always thought they were one and the same. As I approach the final two months before my wedding, maintaining...
  • Blog Post: Will the Real You Please Stand Up?: Episode 316

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Better Than Broken Does God want you to be a mess? With the way some Christians talk about brokenness, sin, "getting real" and all the other catchphrases for Christian authenticity, you'd think messiness is the litmus test for mature faith...
  • Blog Post: Under the Influence: Episode 312

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Drug and Alcohol Abuse Maybe it started with a little high school partying or doing happy hour with friends after work. Or maybe that prescription got refilled and refilled until now you can't live without it. Drug and alcohol dependence doesn't...
  • Blog Post: Stop Worshiping Your Virginity

    When I was 16 years old, a middle-aged guy from my church gave me advice on choosing a woman to marry. According to that man, the most important consideration was the following: "Whatever you do, Josh, make sure you marry a virgin." I had heard this advice from many others in the church...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: What You Might Not Know About Oxytocin

    by Erin M. Pearson I want to speak frankly about something, something borne from my own pain and heartbreak. Often in Christian circles (not all, bear with me; Boundless discusses these hard issues more than some church groups) we are told, "Don’t have sex; discussion over." If...
  • Blog Post: When Love Is Bad

    The rise and fall of King Solomon is one of Scripture's great tragedies. Solomon had it all, and for a while he used his gifts wisely and well. But he began the practice of "marriage alliance" (first cited in 1 Kings 3:1 ) — political marriages with many prominent women from other...
  • Blog Post: Christian Guys in a Victoria's Secret World

    It's come and gone again: The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show , the flesh-fest so relentlessly promoted on CBS that even those who choose not to watch it can hardly miss seeing a lot of it before it ever airs. The ads are countless, and if you watch CBS at all in the couple of weeks leading...
  • Blog Post: All Dressed Up: Episode 303

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Clothes Call It used to be so easy; you threw on some sweats and ran to class. But now you're all grown up, and looking professional and — well — grown up, takes a bit more effort. And money. And heaven help those who actually love clothes...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: Lust and Leggings

    by Collin Woodard One of the advantages of living in Georgia right now is that we’re still in the middle of fall. The pumpkins of Halloween have mostly been taken off of their respective porches, but pumpkin spice lattes are still as popular as ever. Men are breaking out their boots and plaid...
  • Blog Post: The Most Powerful Force in the World

    In today's featured article, " The Most Powerful Force in the World ," author Glenn T. Stanton writes, "Of all the human-driven forces in the world — business, industry, education, wealth, political regimes, the arts, militaries, entertainment, social movements — there...
  • Blog Post: ‘Don Jon’ and the Damage Porn Does

    The influence, prevalence and acceptance of pornography in our culture has been spreading for decades now. And for much of that time, Christians have been at the forefront of describing and decrying porn’s pernicious effects upon those who use it. (More recently, we as the church have also begun...
  • Blog Post: Why Did God Do That?: Episode 289

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Moms at Work Some things should never be discussed at a dinner party; these include religion, politics and whether mothers should work outside the home. But since Boundless is no dinner party, we're going to kick the proverbial hornet's nest....
  • Blog Post: Lie Detector: Episode 285

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Who Am I? It's easy to believe lies about ourselves, and there's nothing that Satan would like better than to defeat us with our own negative self-talk. So how do we understand the way God sees us, and then truly believe it? This week's guests...
  • Blog Post: Is Early Marriage Really a Good Idea?

    I always appreciate considering the "other side" of issues. If you've been reading Boundless for any length of time, you've likely read some columns and articles on the benefits of marrying young, such as this one by Heather Koerner, this one by Alex Chediak or this one by Candice...
  • Blog Post: The Importance of Positive Sex Ed.

    In a philosophy class I took, we watched a video of a Christian apologist interviewing Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy . At one point, the interviewer elaborates on all the negative results of the porn and sex industry: STDs, unwanted pregnancies, abortions, pornography and sexual addiction, etc. ...
  • Blog Post: Tempting But ... Yes!

    Feel pretty confident about turning the other way in times of temptation? You're probably weaker than you think. According to LiveScience: If you think you're generally good at resisting temptation, you're probably wrong, scientists now say. "People are not good at anticipating...
  • Blog Post: Justifying Premarital Sex

    We received the e-mail on Saturday. Her boyfriend was pushing her for more sexual intimacy, but she didn't feel quite right about giving in: My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year. We both are ready to marry each other. He hasn’t proposed yet, but I think it is coming soon. We have discussed...
  • Blog Post: Sin and Struggle in the Context of Community

    Two weeks ago, I shared some thoughts about how we can begin to combat lust if that’s something we struggle with. After that particular blog was published, my wife, Jennifer, and I continued to talk about the process of growing spiritually, specifically the role that community and relationships with...
  • Blog Post: Chastity Keeps Making Gains

    It's a trend that's been happening for a couple decades, yet you hardly ever hear about it: Fewer and fewer teens say they've had sex. In fact, the majority now say they haven't. And that majority's growing. A federal report released last week shows the latest numbers. In a large...
  • Blog Post: How Coarsening Culture Impacts Christians

    In high school and junior high locker rooms in the 1970s, I was often disgusted to hear the way some guys talked about girls. Raised to be chivalrous, I was appalled to discover this sort of piggishness even existed, much less that there was so much of it. But looking back, I can say this: At least it...
  • Blog Post: Millennials Are So 'Judgmental' About Promiscuity

    Thought you were a "Millennial"? Well, an article over at Slate.com has a new name for you: Generation Scold . In the late '60s and '70s, Jessica Grose writes, having sex with someone was almost like shaking hands. But no more: What's changed? Why is there no category...
  • Blog Post: Men: Lust-Driven Beasts

    Everywhere, without exception, I have been told that when it comes to love, men are interested in sex and women are interested in romance. That men are visual and women relational. That is the more balanced view found in various books. The view that I hear from the people all around me is that men...
  • Blog Post: This Is Your Brain on Chastity

    Biblical wisdom strikes again in the world of science! Studies on everyone’s favorite brain chemical, Oxytocin , show that having multiple physically intimate partners makes it harder for you to feel romantically attached to one person permanently. Joe McIlhaney Jr. and Freda McKissic Bush explore this...
  • Blog Post: Rob Bell on Homosexuality

    If the word NOOMA means anything to you, you probably know who Rob Bell is. If not, he's the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids, MI who is well known for producing engaging short films about God. The films' production quality is second to none and its content is always thought provoking...