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Karissa Knox Sorrell

Karissa Knox Sorrell
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Karissa Knox Sorrell is a writer and educator from Nashville, Tennessee. Her writing has appeared in places like Catapult Magazine, Think Christian, Relief, and Parable Press. When not writing, Karissa works with ESL teachers and students. She muses on faith, struggle, and cross-cultural issues on her website, Karissa Knox Sorrell: Wife, Mother, Writer, Educator, Orthodox Christian. Her first book of poems, Evening Body, was published in 2015.

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Marriage and Food: The Intra-Church Struggle Continues—1 Timothy 4:1-5

Lesson 10: “So the false teachers ‘forbid marriage and demand abstinence from [certain] foods’? Is that all the fuss is about? No wild orgies or murderous rampages? Maybe not, but these beliefs have extensive consequences. Theologically, they imply that true Christians will strive for union with a God who is pure spirit. They must leave behind earthy pleasures like sex and ordinary family life, as well as most tasty foods.”