STG is proud to present our top ten posts of 2015! We want to thank you for coming along-side of us in sharing our journeys in Christ together. Through each brave, heartfelt testimony of our authors it is our genuine hope and prayer that we move closer in our relationship to Christ, becoming image bearers of Our Lord with The Gospel embedded in our hearts.
So without further ado, we’re honored to share with you this year’s most amazing Top 10 articles from STG!
10. 3 Lessons About Men to Make Your Marriage Last
by Allie Penner
When we communicate absolute trust, we do things inside of our husbands that nothing else can. At all times, they feel judged, scrutinized and evaluated. Home should be the place he feels most appreciated, needed and desired.
9. The Sweetness of Words on Bitter Days
by Andrea Burns
Our desires, ALL our desires, need to be given to the Lord. We need to trust that He will take care of them, and then seek all our joy in Him (Psalm 37:3-4). Our time cannot be focused on how to fulfill our own desires, but instead on how to please the Lord, how to serve Him and honor Him in ALL we do (Deut. 10:20-21).
8. When I Can’t Self Talk the Gospel
by Whitney Woollard
Despite my knowledge of the gospel and my passion for preaching it, there are moments when my faith is too weak to speak it aloud. There are days I wake up knowing I need to preach it to myself but I literally can’t. There are seasons when I’m so overcome with spiritual lethargy or fear or depression or anxiety that choosing to believe the gospel seems beyond my metaphorical reach.
7. To Move Mountains
by Beth Nicoletto
Sisters joining sisters–crossing racial boundaries, socio-economic boundaries, denominational boundaries. It seems the light bulb was switched on and it’s spreading like wildfire. It’s a movement from slavery to freedom, from shackles to strength, and I’m seeing it rise up all around me.
6. How to get on Track When Spouses Derail
by Chris Schultz
We did what most couples do. We started living parallel lives. We were called to oneness but we instead were living our own separate lives.
5. Hearing God’s Voice
by Whitney Woollard
Doing your Bible study like a “good little Christian” will never draw you near to God. The truth is, there aren’t enough Bible studies in the world to atone for your sin. The only work that can make you acceptable before the Father is the work of His Son Jesus.
4. Learning to Kiss the Wave
by Melissa Danisi
Charles Spurgeon is quoted saying, “I have learned to kiss the wave that slams me into the Rock of Ages,” and it’s true; I am never more aware of God than when I’m drowning in the midst of pain and overwhelmed by circumstances outside of my control. It’s through the pain and grief that I’m pushed up close to the presence of God.
3. Hiding Porn Behind the Mask of Perfectionism
by Andrew Feil
We have all been hurt and hurt others (Titus 3:3). We all medicate this hurt and pain with something. Mine happened to be perfectionism and pornography.
2. Don’t Waste Your Pain
by Jessica Visser
I could almost hear my Redeemer say, this is exactly what I had in mind. I created my church for this. I died for this. I delight in watching you point each other to me in your deepest pain and most unbearable grief.
1. Permission to Grieve
by Dorina Gilmore
When I spoke my wedding vows, I never dreamed those words – “in sickness and health until death do us part” – would mean burying him 11 years later.
Here at STG we believe we must embed the gospel so deep within our conscience that it transforms the way we think. This is how we self talk the gospel which transforms the way we live and empowers us to walk in the calling we have received for His Kingdom. Our prayer at STG is that we be a place of light where together we are seekers of truth, supporting each other, sharing our journeys for His glory. Thank you for being a part of STG!
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