A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Tag: sin

Come As You Are

The story of “The Fall of Man” in Genesis 3 was never an interesting story to me… until I realized that it was my story, too. I know the story. God creates the world, and it’s good. God creates man, and it’s very good. And then ma... Read More »

What Pornography and That Third Piece of Cake Have In Common

Before you even begin reading this post, promise me you will read to the very end. Promise? Okay. Good. Please proceed. The recent onslaught of natural disasters is an obvious sign that we are nearer to the end times than ever before, but t... Read More »

How NOT To Give In To Your Weakness

Can you think of the last time you gave in to something you know you shouldn’t have? What causes you to lose heart, give up on doing good, and give into temptation even when you know it is wrong? Consider Galatians 6:9: “Do not grow we... Read More »

It Takes 5 Seconds to Get Right With God

“It takes 5 seconds to get right with God.”  I said as she stared at me blankly. “5 seconds.  Not an hour, not a week, not a day, not 30 minutes, not even one minute.  Just five seconds.” It had been an hour since Patty knocked o... Read More »

When Our Ministry Leaders Fail

  …And then the news broke. Just in our own personal circles. It came out in little waves, and then big gushes, and then what felt like a tsunami. Another brother in ministry fell. A pastor stepping down for the sake of sin. Oh, how ... Read More »

The Darkness and the Deep

I heard this song the other day. Not a popular song by any means. Not written or sung by a Christian artist. And not even centered around the premise of any existence of or belief in God. But it caught my attention and over the last couple ... Read More »

Hanging Up Your Shoes

This past summer one of my college gals had the opportunity to work at a ministry which helps women come out of the sex industry. They have all sorts of avenues to assist these precious women, whether it be helping them gain a GED or provid... Read More »

How That Sin Issue Looks a Lot Like a Pile of Laundry

In talking with women, I have discovered there is one of two things that they despise: laundry or dishes. For me, it is laundry. I can stand and wash every dish in the house. I would even say it’s a de-stressor. But, give me one towel to ... Read More »

A Tale of Stained Hands

Once there was a girl. One day, she sinned. But it was only a little sin. Yet, she noticed that after she sinned, she ended up with a drop of red that stained the skin of her hands. The next time she sinned, another small drop of red staine... Read More »

The Media’s Part in Destigmatizing Sin

When I started high school, it was a big transition in my life. I was moving from the small, religious, private school that I had attended for my entire childhood to a large, public high school. I still remember one of my first days of scho... Read More »