Reading Time: 3 minutes In relationships, every person has their own culture and subculture. These practices makeup what they believe and value. Often when two people come together, there can be a “cultural clash” due to how they define their environment. When coming together there are many adjustments and learning to appreciate each other’s cultures.
Reading Time: 4 minutes You know this place where it is the calm before a storm, a moment before an action an interruption of routine before the response–I want to call this the “In Between”. This can be a difficult place to navigate through and it can be much longer than a moment it can be a season before the next season. How we think and respond will be a game-changer.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Perhaps you are now where I was then. You are checking out this whole recovery thing. May I suggest, as a former skeptic of the highest order, that before you can understand what recovery is, you must understand what it is not. That being said let me share with you eight myths associated with porn addiction recovery.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Am I enough? This nagging question can cause us to soul search – but is it the right question? The self-analysis helps in accessing our goals, but not in the interpretation of all the facts. The trifecta of shame, guilt, and fear cause us to be fragmented, resulting in a punctured soul in Jeremiah 2:13.
Reading Time: 3 minutes At times life can weigh us down, so much so, that all we can see is our shoes. Our world gets small when we look down, it is easy to analyze and focus on our stuff or the faults of others this can result in negativity that can stunt growth and narrow our viewpoint.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In this, the last article of my series on Biblical Manhood and the life of David, the final stone is the Grace Stone. Grace is a sinner’s only hope. Even David, who was a man after God’s heart, made a terrible mistake. David gave in to temptation and used his power and position to have an affair with Bathsheba.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Often our shortcomings are glaring and can traffic our mind way too much. We overcompensate with excuses or act in guilt motivation to do better. Looking at others we compare ourselves and often it is the mirror and speaker that defeats us from the inside out. Even though this reality has truth to it, there is another reality that is true – a divine reality.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We all have a favorite hoody or outfit that makes us feel great. Fashion can shape how we feel and think about yourself. The sporty, classy or the casual can put us in a good mood. The world places a high value on our appearance and you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Jesus looks on the heart – He sees through all the layers and sees the real you.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Shame makes you believe you are bad. Shame goes beyond actions, and identifies someone. The fear it creates is that someone will see me for who I really am, or at least who I believe I am. It is this fear of exposure, even makes shame so difficult to carry. Here are 3 freeing words for those who feel shame.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We may not always know beforehand what directions will give God the most glory. And we can also be confident that no matter what decision we make, God will glorify himself through it. So how can God get more glory out of us?