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Posted: Sep 2, 2016

Unfailing Love

Today during my time with the Lord this scripture just seemed to leap off of the page at me. Maybe because it's along the same lines of a quote I heard about a week ago (by Pastor Chris Hodges) that I can't stop thinking about: "Temptation is not a test of your will power. It is a test of your relationship".
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Posted: Aug 26, 2016

From Bitter to Sweet

Ashamed, alone, damaged, perverted, twisted, abnormal, and did I mention alone? These are just a few of the negative emotions I had as a female who was sexually addicted.  For 23 years I struggled in secret with masturbation; then masturbation and porn; and eventually masturbation, porn and anonymous sexual encounters.  All of this while living a double life.  On week nights I would teach Bible Studies, minister to new believers, and was even a Sunday School teacher.  Was I a hypocrite?  Some would say yes.  Actually, I was just a believer that really loved Jesus, but was clueless about how to manage the addiction that I had become trapped in since I was 11 years old.

 

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Posted: Apr 29, 2016

My Biggest Lie

God has made great progress in this battle for my mind. Pornography does not rule every moment of my day anymore, although it frequently comes to mind. Stress, disappointment and disagreements with my wife bring me down to the point my instincts crave a quick shot of adrenalin. Through this battle, I hear a common lie which is the toughest to shake. That lie prevents me from claiming further victory. Maybe you can relate.
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Posted: Mar 4, 2016

Emotional Support Beyond Your Spouse

I love hearing stories of couples who have enjoyed many years together in marriage. Not just enduring each other, but truly happy together. One key theme these stories often share is that successful couples are involved in community. These couples—who not only have been married many years but also report more contentment and joy in their marriage—have healthy emotional support outside of their marriage.
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Posted: Feb 8, 2016

Finding Safe Accountability as a Christian Leader

Part 3

In my first two articles, we recognized the need for Christian leaders to have safe and vulnerable accountability relationships with others. We've also been honest about the particular difficulties for finding such unique individuals. But what should a Christian leader do when a safe person can't be found among other ministry colleagues or in our other contexts where trustworthy relationships might normally be discovered and cultivated? Here are a few thoughts...
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