If you or someone you love is struggling with a porn addiction, take these steps to freedom.
At a men’s conference I sponsored recently in Philadelphia, some of my friends took the stage and got gut-level honest about their temptations. I was so proud of their courage. Shay, a young father from Ohio, admitted that he was exposed to hard-core pornography when he was only five years old. He began modeling what he saw in X-rated videos when he was just six.
I had the opportunity to return to India on a mission trip last month. Having overcome all of the unknowns the first time around, I was able to approach this one with more confidence.
How can a Christian man win his wife's heart back is not really that different than any other, the biggest difference is that you believe in Jesus Christ, and you are doing your best to be a good man! If you have lost your wife, and want to win her back there is a sequence that you can follow to achieve such a goal. From one Christian man to another, to get your wife back, one needs to have true dedication, and the courage to accept the things you can not change, and change the things that you can...
Sports fans know that perfection is rarely if ever achieved. Virtually every sport has a system designed to manage imperfection. With the Texas Rangers making the World Series for a second time, I’ve been thinking about the way the game of baseball is played and called, and the way we live.
Have you ever wondered what a pie chart of your time would look like? What percentage of your time is devoted to work? To family commitments? To all the things you have to do: pay the bills, mow the lawn, help chauffeur the kids around, spend time with your spouse and children? These activities make up the big sections of the pie chart. The smaller slivers of the chart indicate room that is left for exercise, recreation, volunteering, time with your friends, and maybe a few spiritual activities.
Too many men walk around wondering who they are. I Believe they are asking the wrong question. It's not about who you are ... It's about whose you are. When you realize that you are a child of the king, you have no need to walk around with your head hanging in shame, acting like your life is insignificant or waking around filled with pride and arrogance like no one can touch you. You are a prince. Don't you think it's time you start acting like it? The reasons so many of us are walking around aimlessly and like we don't have a clue is because we don't. How can we know who we are, when we don't know whose we are. We need to take the time to get to know Him, like in any relationship.
Elijah the Tishbite was a mighty prophet in the Old Testament. His name means, "Jehovah is God" or "The Lord is God". He suddenly appeared on the national scene in Israel, and with fiery zeal and confident demonstrations of power, he went about to prove the Lord God's sovereignty over all other gods. He ministered truth to Israel, commanding them to serve God with all their hearts. The theme of his ministry was contained in these words, "How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him: but if Baal, follow him!" Under his prophetic ministry, Israel began to be purged of her wicked ways. Those false prophets, who sought to lead the people astray, were put to shame-then put to death. Through Elijah's bold proclamations of righteousness, Israel began to bow under the sovereignty of Jehovah God.
In my case a Christian man. Racism . . . the devils great deception. If he can divide us, he can weaken and destroy us. And he's alive and well in Americas social structure. In the first church, Acts 2:42-47 the Christians were of one accord, united, sharing the Word and caring for each other and others in the community. But Satan has managed to divide our nation. In this article I would like to share a great attitude to racism that was revealed in an old 1967 movie starring Sidney Poitier. Also some of my own thoughts.
Many men experience an increase in the frequency at which they have to urinate as they get older. This is exceedingly common among older men. However, if you are a man that is "always having to go", don't just dismiss it as aging. There are many causes of frequent urination and the symptom needs to be checked out by a physician.
As a Christian man, as you are looking for a girlfriend, you want to look for a godly woman that will be exactly what you are looking for in a wife. However, spotting a godly Christian woman isn't as easy as it sounds. Here is a look at some of the qualities you should be looking for in a woman you want for a wife.
Christian men are well acquainted with this struggle. They want to know how to satisfy their wives and themselves, but wonder if Christian sex allows for turning up the heat inside the bedroom. There is no shame in fanning the flames as sex is as natural as the rising and setting of the sun.
Brothers, I realize that you ‘may’ have heard about to why men cheat--from a feminine perspective. Since I have yet to read a man’s response (or examination) of this issue--(being the calm writer that I am)--I decided to put some thoughts on electronic paper and see if any of the brotherhood would salute--or at least say AMEN.
Recent studies show that there are many homes in which men are not present. At one time these statistics mainly pertained to minorities, however today they transcend race and socioeconomic lines. Millions of children are growing up fatherless without a model of manhood in the home. As a result, boys grow to be men physically but not mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. Becoming a true man is not a natural occurrence. It happens over time as one is taught. I too am a product of these statistics. I loved my father. However, he was only present in our home until I was twelve years old.
My descent into depression accelerated towards the end of 1989. Exhausted by chronic insomnia and frequent panic attacks, a massive shock finally pushed me over the edge. My mind unravelled to the extent that, for the next several days, I did little else but lay on my bed and rock from side to side as I tried in vain to pull myself out of the terrifying obsessive panic attacks. I described that week in my diary, 28th Feb 1990
As a Christian weight loss coach, I often receive questions from others about their health challenges. Several months ago, a nice lady emailed me about an issue concerning her habit of turning to sweets whenever she was stressed. In her message to me, she was beating herself up for her perceived lack of discipline. She wrote, "Kim, right now I have some cookies in my cabinet and I'm tempted to go and eat them. Why doesn't God give me the discipline to resist them?"
You know God uses people in the strangest ways to carry out His will. Maybe I should say that God uses the strangest people to carry out His will. After all, the bible is full of men and women chosen by God to do His will on earth who they themselves felt uneasy accepting the tasks. Moses was a murderer. Paul killed a few Jesus lovers in his time. Rahab was a whore and Jacob was, well y'all know all about Jacob's shortcomings.
My journaling is sporadic at best. Occasionally I get hit with a transport of emotion and write about my family. A moment like that happened in April of 2005. The following month was Mother\'s Day so along with the traditional gifts and hallmark cards I printed and read my journal entry to my family. Here it is. I'm reading as voraciously as ever. I've been working on lessons to help train, equip, and cast vision for our home groups. I've also been planning some time off (finally). The boys and I are six chapters away from finishing Young Man in the Mirror by Patrick Morley.
You make a lousy somebody else, but you make a "wonderful you". God created you in His image, therefore, that makes you very special. Psalm 119:73 says, "The hands of God made you and fashioned you." The fact that you're not a duplication of anyone past, present or future--- says loud and clear that you are an "original". WOW! You should give God a "standing ovation" every morning for making you so awesome. A poor self image is a weakness and a weakness you can hide, but it will crack under pressure. A healthy self esteem will enhance your ability to think, to stretch, to learn, to grow, to process information, to manage change, to factor right decision making, to solve problems, to maximize relationships and the list goes on. A person with a healthy self image will be happier and more productive than a person with a poor self image.
Have you ever gotten down in the dumps about your particular situation or circumstance in spite of the fact that you consider yourself a devout Christian? As we all know, being a Christian does not guarantee a life void of trial and tribulation. As a matter of fact, being a Christian is tantamount to sending VIP invitations to Mr. Temptation and Ms. Test. This small but important point is not about anything other than what I believe is the key to getting through it all and maintaining a sense of inner peace that God is always in your life. No matter the situation, He will never abandon you regardless of how lonely life gets or appears to be. I liken it to pushing a huge rock uphill. On many a day that rock becomes a boulder and that hill transforms into a very steep and treacherous mountain.
The Homosexual lobby has been quite busy in the brainwashing department.
They--who are without Jesus Christ--are at best ‘Stuck--on Stupid’.
A few months ago, I "accidentally" sent one of my eMinistry broadcasts to a certain individual who ran a business in my hometown. After he received my message, he wrote and shared the story of how he and his wife of many years had separated and how, on one attempt to see her in Mansfield, he was crying so hard he could hardly see the road in the rain. He was repenting before God as he drove - repenting for ignoring Him; disobeying Him. You see, many years ago, this man felt God was calling him into the ministry. Well, he wrecked his car that night. Rolled it three times and flattened it down to the steering wheel. But he emerged without a scratch. While this was happening, his wife was also hearing from the Lord and became convicted about leaving him.
Here's a question for the Christian husband. How are you doing in the bedroom?
Before you answer let me add a filter to that question. How are you doing in the bedroom...in your wife's opinion? Most men, even the Christian husband, have over inflated egos, seeing themselves as a great lover, a real Casanova or Don Juan if you will. But truth be known, such is not usually the case.