“You are so beautiful” could qualify as rank fawning; it could also, given the right circumstances, tone of voice, and context of relationship, serve as a genuine statement of appreciation, gently spurring a weary or discouraged person back into the game.
For some people, grace is a scarier concept to embrace than the idea of hell and God’s wrath. When we invite people to surrender to God’s grace, to trust his love and depend upon his provision, we may be asking them to do something that life has proven to be perilous and foolish.
When you step into the lives of teens—even responsible ones who are committed to Christ—you’re stepping into the roaring rapids.
What do we typically think of as human “fruit”? Discussions centre on topics like nature, technology, and, of course, culture—art, music, sports, architecture, literature, science, etc. Other people, taking the text at face value, believe that Genesis 1:28 is simply a command to have babies—and lots of them.