Are You Willing To Dig The Ditches?

Many times in my life I have heard the ole saying.... " Give it to God...he'll take care of it for you." Well the first few times I heard it I actually did just that. I gave the situation to God and to be quite honest...nothing happened, though I prayed about it and everything in… Continue reading Are You Willing To Dig The Ditches?

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Dear Son: I Pray I Lead You Right

Dear Son, I sit here watching you play with your Lego pieces and using them to build things from your imagination. You have basically gotten out of your car stage...you hardly even play with them at all anymore. You are growing so fast. You are becoming a young little man. I am trying so hard… Continue reading Dear Son: I Pray I Lead You Right

Surfing for God: My Reflections

“One is one too many and one more is never enough.”

This quote is something all addicts can relate too!

But that is not the only nugget I received from this post.

This is a very honest and upfront post with questions based off the book Surfing For God.

These are some deep questions. Check out his answers. See if you can find a piece of yourself in there. I know I did.

I praise God for the last answer he gave….He is pursuing his wife and learning to love himself…probably for the first since he was a teen…

God bless you brother! Keep pressing forward! Keep pursuing your wife! Keep pursuing God!

A Dark Night Shattered by Light

Note:  Been a while since I’ve posted anything … the below entry is based on questions related to the book “Surfing for God” that I am reading through with a group.  Questions are in bold and my reflections are below them.

 

How does “I’m tired of how little porn/sexual behaviors delivers” apply to you?

Porn and sexual behaviors have been completely destructive in my life.  It was like an invasive poison ivy that was let in, and then started to spread its vine just underneath the soil.  As the first leaves started to sprout, it was too late.  Soon many leaves along an intricate network of vines made life a minefield, and I had given up, accepted the poison inside of me and the rashes as a part of me.  But God has lifted me out of that underbrush.  I cannot go back to it.  It never delivered what…

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An open letter to the girl addicted to sex

Catie gives us a powerful and honest look into the world of women who struggle with pornography and masturbation.

So much in this post spoke to me, but this ““Girls don’t struggle with that stuff.” And that’s a big fat freaking lie. It’s lies like these that prevent confession, cheating women of the freedom they could experience in overcoming this sin. Because when we experience the freedom to confess even the darkest of our darkness, we can fight together. We don’t want to struggle well, we want to QUIT THE STRUGGLE, putting the sin to death and chasing after the redemption story Jesus writes for us daily. And God has designed us to do that TOGETHER” is the truth! And as long as people, especially the church, think women do not struggle then true freedom can not be had.

IT’S NOT JUST A MANS STRUGGLE!

I wonder if I’m a girl you’d think struggles with sex.

Isn’t that what we all wonder? Maybe it’s not sex, pornography, or even masturbation, but you struggle secretly with a dark sin and wonder if others would ever guess. For me though?

It’s sex. Or at least it has been for several years. Sometimes I feel like I’ve finally overcome it, but then I fall short again and my heart sinks and the insecurities come crashing in just to remind me of how disgusting I am.

The first time I watched pornography, I was in 4th grade. I was 9 years old. And it wasn’t even on purpose, it was a total accident that I couldn’t turn away from. I hadn’t even had a period yet, or even knew what the heck it was. And there I was, learning all about what I needed to look like to…

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Is Pornography Cheating?

A very good post by Hannah at Lost Passion.

I loved this…
“An authentic relationship is about sacrifice and responsibility and how ironic that those are just two of the many things that pornography robs us of. It robs us of the ability to sacrifice ourselves to others. It leads us into a cycle of instant gratification. It teaches us that our responsibility is to ourselves and ourselves alone. It puts us in a place where we are constantly concerned about our own satisfaction before the satisfaction of others.”

Lost Passion

The simple answer is, yes.

Let me explain.

Pornography is cheating on your family, cheating on your spouse (or future spouse), and ultimately cheating on YOURSELF.

It is the drug of this generation. We are all wounded by it in some way or another, whether it be through our own struggle with it or a friend and family member’s struggle with it. Some people are mildly affected while other marriages and families have been torn apart over it.

Pornography is inherently shameful, because no matter who you are you know that you are taking something beautiful and personal and turning it into entertainment. Think about it: you don’t hide and glance around before you pick up a copy of southern living magazine, you don’t clear your browser history after spending too much time online shopping. Deep down there is a reason for being ashamed of viewing pornography. Our phones, our…

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Snake Skin

Have you ever taken a walk in the woods and just been watching were your feet are taking you? I have done this many a time while hunting. Have you ever run across one of these while walking? These things are really cool if you actually take the time to truly look at them and… Continue reading Snake Skin

God Is Faithful To Give Us A Way Out

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 This verse is… Continue reading God Is Faithful To Give Us A Way Out