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Party in the Bedroom

An ANR is literally partying, feasting, reveling, rejoicing, relaxation, vulnerability, emotional intimacy, cuddling, sex, spirituality, healthy eating, and worship all rolled up into one act. No wonder couples often report that the act leads to the greatest sex they’ve ever had. See also: Fiesta, Fiesta: Food brings people together FeastingFood

P.E.W.

Another catch-all phrase to serve my brothers, and to some extent, sisters in Christ. The typical woman who loves ANRs enjoys contributing to the Physical and Emotional Wellbeing of others. Observe her. Does she enjoy showing affection to others? Is she the type who offers emotional support to those in need? Does she like cooking…

Trust God

There are many good things God blesses and desires for his children, like marriage, sex within marriage, children, and I believe, an ANR in marriage. Despite his affirmation of these blessings, for reasons only known to him, he sometimes chooses to withhold them from us. He may be saying “yes, I want you to enjoy…

Fiesta, Fiesta: Food brings people together

I’ve had the privilege of living in different parts of the world, and visiting even more countries. Regardless of culture, one truth remains the same: humans love feasting. Feasts are the anchors for social gatherings everywhere. No party, get together, celebration, festival or social event is complete without food. Neither does any wedding, bridal shower,…

The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Breastfeeding and Radically Ordinary Hospitality

The spine of Rosaria Butterfield’s The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian world is the joyful, generous, simple, yet often excruciating call to open our lives in service to others. A repeated refrain is “strangers become neighbors, and neighbors become family.” The Christian call to love is a…

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

Jesus prays to be glorified 17 After Jesus said this, he looked towards heaven and prayed: ‘Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they…

How to disclose your desire without coming off as a creep

To minimize the shock and creep factor, I now think it’s wiser to stagger your disclosure. Consider breaking it into the following stages: Stage One: The homework/detective stage. Guys, seek the feminine, nurturing, affectionate type. Girls, look for a man who’s openminded and not too puritanical. Stage Two: The buildup/getting intimate stage. Build trust. Patience…

Stop committing adultery

Every time you view strangers from an ANR perspective, you cheat on your Spouse. You and I gradually tear our families apart, not to mention that of the person we lust after. We are the reason God the Son was stripped, whipped, tortured and crucified. His blood is far too precious to spend ogling people…

The Cost of Discipleship

25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.…