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On the Cover, Part 6: Find True Love In A Sex Sells World

18 Sep 13

Almost every young woman wants to find true love. Hollywood produces dozens of Chick Flicks each year and Taylor Swift is still topping charts; but it’s also true that nothing sells more than sex. Sex is the top marketing strategy in America. Finding true love is complicated in our sex-centric culture. Society is filled with unrealistic fantasies about true love and romance. The cover of God and Boobs the book claims that it will help women find true love in today’s “sex sells” world. It’s a bold claim for a book that isn’t even dedicated to dating and falling in love. So, how can the book help you?

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The Purpose of Marriage: Remembering the Royal Wedding

16 Jul 13

On April 29, 2011, I joined the entire world in swooning over Will & Kate’s royal wedding.  I was struck by the stunning hats and Pippa’s (not Kate’s) spectacular gown.  And then, I did a double-take at the unexpectedly sexy ceremony about the purpose of marriage.  Now, as we anticipate the birth of Will & Kate’s baby, I’m remembering the royal wedding; and so re-posting the thoughts I had when I heard the matrimonial sermon. The happiness that we find in marriage is something I talk about in my book, God and Boobs. I want to help women understand that getting married isn’t the key to happiness. The purpose of marriage is something much greater, to become like Christ — and this was the point of the Royal Wedding’s sexy sermon!

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To Ladies Who Are Single on Valentines Day

14 Feb 13

A heartfelt note for all the ladies who are single on Valentines Day. I hope you feel happy and optimistic about being single.

In my mid-twenties I was responsible for a college women’s ministry. After years of listening to these young single women gush about men, dating and getting married, I decided to hold an intimate forum to discuss the topic.  Forty of the fifty women in the ministry attended. I started by asking them how many hoped to be engaged by their graduation year. All but one young woman raised their hands. Then I asked them how many had friends graduating that year who were engaged. Only two ladies raised their hands. Their countenances changed and I sensed they were on to me, so I dropped the bombshell, telling them: Statistically, the average woman will get married when she is 27-35 years old. I spent the rest of our forum trying to help these women look forward to being accomplished, college-graduates who were fortunately single.

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Spirituality is Like Sex: Never Do It On a First Date

22 Jan 13

Spirituality is like sex. It shouldn’t be shared with just anyone. It’s intimate and makes you emotionally vulnerable to the other person. That’s why I think spiritual acts like prayer or reading the Bible should never ever happen on a first date. 

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5 Dating Tips for Women Who Watch The Bachelor

08 Jan 13

Reality TV is one of my guilty pleasures, so you can count on me to catch several episodes of The Bachelor.  I watch reality shows like this one because I’m fascinated by human behavior. I try to figure out what compels female contestants to publicly argue, compete, and embarrass themselves over a man. I thought I’d pause from my entertainment, take a moment’s reflection, and offer you the 5 dating tips for women that I’ve derived from watching The Bachelor.

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Spirituality is Like Sex: Talking Makes It Better

14 Nov 12

Spirituality is like sex.  Talking about it makes it better. Couples who have a great sex-life typically enjoy sex, in part, because they talk about it. They talk about foreplay, positions, boundaries, what turns them on and what is a total turn off.  Some couples find that talking about sex feels natural, while other couples feel uncomfortable verbalizing something so intimate. Despite any initial awkwardness, talking about sex can lead to each person feeling sexually satisfied. Feeling spiritually connected to your romantic partner works in the same way. You have to talk about your faith — like what you believe, and how you practice spirituality.

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Ask Angie: In Love with a Married Man?

15 Oct 12

Dear Angie,  For twenty years, I’ve been a single mom with no interest in romance. Suddenly, I’m starting to feel passion again.  I think I’m falling in love with a married man.  We’ve become friends at work, but I can’t talk to him about how I feel.  I would be devastated if he rejected me.  Plus, I can’t be someone who ruins a marriage.  I’ve prayed for my divine mate.  And, I’ve told God how I feel about this man.  Still, my head and my heart are all mixed up and I can’t think straight.  I’d love a relationship with this man, but I want it to be right.  Is he my divine mate, or is he the wrong man at the wrong time?  Sincerely, My Man is Married

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Does God Tell You Who to Marry?

29 Sep 12

A woman wrote to me saying that God told her she was going to marry her last boyfriend.  But when they broke up, he was engaged to another woman within the month.  Now she feels confused.  She’s wondering:  Did God tell me who I was going to marry?

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Ask Angie: Should I Marry My Friend?

29 Sep 12

Dear Angie, Do you think God asks us to consider someone as a marriage partner for whom we have no feelings? My family teases me about marrying a childhood friend, but I feel that my mom is serious. Since there is no one else in my life, I wonder if God wants me to consider this person because he would be a good spouse even though I feel no connection with him.  Signed, Marry My Friend?

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Flirting Like a Lady: 3 Easy Tips

29 Sep 12

Romance is thrilling.  And, it all starts with a little wink and a smile.  Our flirtations hint at our interest.  And, that’s the fun… it’s just a clue … and we wonder: Will this person be my true love?  While flirting may seem innocent enough, I’ve known women who turn flirting into a competitive game.  That’s when flirting gets dangerous.  Because … LOVE IS NOT A GAME.  When it is a game, its not really love.  And yet, flirting and spirituality are not mutually exclusive.  With God’s love in our heart, flirting is not a game.  Instead, its fun and sexy, but also authentic and pure.  I call this “Flirting with Love.”  And these are my 3 Rules for Flirting with Love:

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