On the Dignity of Sex

A.S. BETHEL, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR In the 19 years that I have been alive, the topic of sexual intercourse has never been discussed in my family. We all know what it is—it’s just awkward to bring up. Yet, the media these days is lowering standards of what is “PG-13”; books detail the process of intercourse, and music hints at experiences. “Sex” has become a topic with … Continue reading On the Dignity of Sex

Boundary Lessons from Infants


I am about to graduate, and one of my greatest fears is that I won’t have any friends after college. I know it sounds irrational, but I have had a bad history with friendships. hroughout my childhood, I alternated between one best friend I would become tired of and a group of friends where everyone else seemed closer to each other than they were to me. Is there hope for me? Or will my greatest fear soon become realized?

In my desire to learn more about forming friendships, I began to research how people form attachments. Continue reading “Boundary Lessons from Infants”

Relating as God’s Image-Bearers

MEREDITH TRIPLET, CONTRIBUTING WRITER Looking back at my undergraduate experience, relationships played the biggest role in shaping me towards maturity — topping the impact of both classes and extracurricular activities. Why are relationships so important? Why do we spend so much of our time and energy trying to maintain friendships, fall in love, and avoid conflict? Because, as people made in the image of God, … Continue reading Relating as God’s Image-Bearers