Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

I went to see The Fault in Our Stars on a Tuesday evening in a movie theater peppered with impossibly young-looking teenage couples. Maybe it was my company or maybe it was the way John Green captures the voice of teenagers—for better and for worse—so well, but I struggled for the first half hour of the movie against the somewhat uncomfortable memory of what it was like to be seventeen. That, I think, is the secret to Green's success and why I think it's so hard for me as an adult to evaluate...


BECOMING MYSELF: Embracing God's Dream of You
by Stasi Eldredge
David C. Cook Publishers, 978-1-4347-0535-8
HB, 253 pages

Eldredge seeks to help women rediscover their inner beauty, self-confidence, creativity, and life goals. Using personal illustrations and enlightening stories, much as she did in Captivating, Eldredge delves deep into the heart of many women's issues today. She touches on personal image, career ambitions, family enhancement, spiritual nourishment, and even physical...


Tomorrow never comes and today never goes.

The Quite One
Many, many years ago, when I was a young man, my favorite hangout was a great little bar called, "Tony's Tap." On one of the walls was a framed painting. It was a picture of a lady dressed as pilgrim, minus a head.
On the bottom of that painting was an inscription which said, "The Quiet Woman."
Ladies please, those were not my words....I was just describing the picture.

The Bible Sez
...In fact, when we were with you, we instructed you that...


June is a popular month for weddings. If you're getting married this month, you no doubt have many exciting details to discuss with your spouse-to-be. But after you get back from the honeymoon, you'll want to have another discussion — about your finances. It might not sound glamorous, but couples who quickly "get on the same page" regarding their financial situation are actually taking a step that can help them immensely as they build their lives together.

As you start talking about your...


Recently, there has been a fair amount of backlash against so-called "pink princess culture" and some serious discussions about creating more complicated, significant roles for women, especially in children's entertainment. With that in mind, I was pretty excited to see Maleficent, the new film starring Angelina Jolie's cheekbones that retells Sleeping Beauty, focused on the experience of the villain.

Maleficent opens years prior to the events of Sleeping Beauty, depicting the youth of...


ALL IN: You Are One Decision Away from a Totally Different Life
by Mark Batterson
Zondervan Publishers, 978-0-310-33305-0
HB, 192 pages

Changing your entire life begins with one small decision. All In is about laying down your life for Christ with every action, including working ethically, witnessing boldly, sharing sacrificially, and teaching willingly. Each chapter is packed with biblical truths about what it looks like to stand out in faith. All In dares Christians to live sacrificially...


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