Of no previous society was this true.” In other words, happiness is our only duty today, self-betrayal our only sin.
It’s not simply that the lines of morality have blurred in modern times, making truth relative. Rather, the good life has been radically redefined according to the benefit of the individual while the former measures of flourishing—God’s glory, society’s health, the family’s well-being—have been displaced. Melton is as modern as she boasts—even if her effusive references to “love” and “joy” are reassuringly offered to confirm that her choices are in everyone’s best interest.
Glennon Doyle Melton, the popular Momastery blogger, recently revealed that she is dating celebrity soccer player Abby Wambach.
In her public Facebook declaration that she “is in love” and “really, deeply happy,” the author of two bestsellers has insisted that “the most revolutionary thing a woman can do is not explain herself.” Melton seeks no one’s permission to live “her truth” as bravely as she can.
What does the gospel have to say about the possibility of desire for those united with Christ?
Not that we are We walk in newness of life—even newness of desire. But when Christ, like scion wood, is grafted into the fallen rootstock of Adam, a new tree forms, and its seed is genetically identical to the parent tree. Love, joy, peace, patience, self-control: that fruit is for our eternal flourishing, and it feeds the world.
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Nothing separates a woman or a family from God’s love.
He was taken with his own vain ambitions for professional success, and in , he writes of his insatiable sexual desire.
At some point, Augustine discovers that, although he has answered some of his biggest intellectual questions about Christianity, he still faces an ongoing obstacle to spiritual surrender: his lust. “They tugged at the garment of my flesh and whispered, ‘Are you getting rid of us? Make the leap without anxiety; he will catch you and heal you.” It’s then that Augustine hears a voice, which implores him to pick up and read.
From the public announcements both of her divorce and her new dating relationship, she wants us to understand this: The greatest gift any of us gives to the world is our true self.
Let’s not look to anyone else for permission or feel any obligation for explanation. Take for example how Melton pleads with blog readers, as they absorb the news of her divorce, to “think deeply about the chasm-wide difference between leaving a man and leaving God.
Indeed, Melton understands that her most sacred responsibility as a leader is to model what it means to be “so comfortable in your own being, your own skin, your own knowing—that you become more interested in your own joy and freedom and integrity than in what others think about you.” For evangelical women who have religiously read her blog since its inception in 2009 and admired her personal redemption story and public activism, Melton’s news is dramatic—even earth shaking.