Forgiveness, Guilt, Hope, sexual purity, Uncategorized

When We Fail at Purity

God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor— not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways…God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives.… Continue reading When We Fail at Purity

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Dating, Faith, friendship, Grace, Hope, promises

To Be Loved Like Christ Loves

Before you read the words below, I want to give you a little background. One year ago, I chose to go on an official date with a friend I’d known most of my life. I chose to open my heart, my mind, to the possibility this friendship might turn into something more. I chose to… Continue reading To Be Loved Like Christ Loves

Hope, I Love to Tell the Story, It's Your Turn, sexual purity

What Happens When Women are Addicted to Porn

Today I have a special guest post by my friend and fellow BLAST participant Robin Nordhues. Robin is a speaker, blogger and workshop leader with a passion for connecting women to God and each other. A Bible Study teacher and independent business leader for over 15 years, Robin strives to discuss contemporary issues with women… Continue reading What Happens When Women are Addicted to Porn

Dating, Hope

Dena’s Rules for Dating

  Hearts. Pink and red. Cupid. Mushy cards. Flowers. Candy. Love and romance. Everything around us screams Valentine’s Day right now. I’m not sure what feelings this holiday evokes for you. Maybe you are relishing the excitement of a new relationship. Maybe you are in the silent days of waiting for someone special, waiting your… Continue reading Dena’s Rules for Dating

Dating, parenting, sexual purity

Life as a Model

When Cassie was about two years old, everyone was gathered around the dinner table. As I sat the food on the table, Cassie looked at me and innocently said, “Mom, you did d--n good.” I’m sure the shock on my face must have been priceless. I looked quizzically at her dad, his face as confused… Continue reading Life as a Model

consecrate, Dating, Faith, Forgiveness

Be the One…

My friend told me of a conversation he had recently. Recently, a small group from high had an impromptu gathering, men and women. It seems, however, that most of the participants had recently walked through divorces. As they talked, the conversation came around to what men are looking for in women. “We want Dena Johnson,”… Continue reading Be the One…

sexual purity, Surviving Adultery and Divorce, Uncategorized

The “Pendulum Swing” of Female Sexuality

  I'm so excited to have a very special guest post this week! Shannon Ethridge is the best selling author of The Every Woman series and the Completely His series. I'm currently enrolled in her BLAST mentoring program as I seek to follow God on this crazy journey of writing and speaking. Please take some… Continue reading The “Pendulum Swing” of Female Sexuality