Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Gospel Grace

Taking The Reins: Resolving To Rightly Respond To Relational Dysfunction

When I counsel a woman to take the reins, I'm not counseling her to meet the control of a man with control of her own. Nor am I counseling her with any relational advice to disgengage, though that may be best. I'm counseling her to grab the reins as a redeemed woman and head on a path of light that has her resolved to follow hard after Christ. It's not counsel to lead, it's counsel to follow. Read more

When Silence Shouts Shame

If we want to be a community of believers marked by genuine love, it's not going to happen without the appropriation of gospel grace that empowers us to resist our instinctual response to retreat from suffering. We need Jesus. We need His transforming grace to daily renew our minds and set us free from ourselves. Read more

Beware Of The Danger In The Dark

Beware, Christian. The great danger in the midst of darkness is the lure of whispering promises that have no power to be kept in the midst of destruction. That person of power. That promise of prosperity. That perspective of positivity. These seductive voices are too impotent to hold us fast if God chooses to strip every last ounce of security from our earthly life. Read more