Slimed

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Several years ago I was teaching a five day seminar on purity for men. The location was a seaside resort town, the venue was a hotel, the meeting room overlooked the beach, and I think you see the problem. Continue Reading

So Many Purity Plans – Who’s Right?

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   If you’re a Christian guy who’s struggled with porn or other sexual sins, and you’ve checked Amazon.com to see what sort of help is available, then you’ve noticed how many authors, counselors, and pastors have written on the subject. And each of them, it seems, has a different approach. Continue Reading

Uncivil in Seattle

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I had the pleasure of being on Focus on the Family’s “Boundless” podcast yesterday, discussing the effects of porn, and my new book on overcoming it. If you’d like to hear the interview, here’s the link: http://www.boundless.org/podcast-section/2013/cultures-sex-story-episode-283 Here’s a less pleasant link. Yesterday during a July 4th Seattle gay pride event, two Christian men showed up carrying a sign calling people to repentance, and, presumably, witnessing/evangelizing as well. This video shows an angry group of gays and lesbians Continue Reading

Beyond Belief

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Every Wednesday we’ll post something to do with doctrine and purity. Hope it helps. --- Beyond Belief Words lose their original meaning through the ‘watering down’ process of misuse and redefinition. (“Christian” “ love” and “relationship” are a few that come to mind.) So it is with the word “believer.” In the New Testament it was used in reference to people who both believed in Christ and were committed to Him. (Acts 5:14) Their beliefs directed their behavior, and the idea of belief without corresponding action was anathema to New Continue Reading

Nice Game

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Every Monday we post something about maintaining your sexual purity. Hope it helps. --- Nice Game These days the words “player” and “game” have morphed into terms for sexual competence and aggressiveness. A Player is, under these revisions, a guy who scores well and often with women; his game is his unique technique for seduction and conquering. Too bad, because whatever else the sexual dance between man and woman may be, it’s no game. People don’t just play it, then pack up and go home. Expectations are raised; emotional bonding Continue Reading

Beyond Belief

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Every Wednesday we’ll post something to do with doctrine and purity. Hope it helps. --- Beyond Belief Words lose their original meaning through the ‘watering down’ process of misuse and redefinition. (“Christian” “ love” and “relationship” are a few that come to mind.) So it is with the word “believer.” In the New Testament it was used in reference to people who both believed in Christ and were committed to Him. (Acts 5:14) Their beliefs directed their behavior, and the idea of belief without corresponding action was anathema to New Continue Reading

Playing The Game – It’s Serious Business!

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Every Wednesday we’ll post a message concerning doctrine and its role in our purity. Hope it’s useful. Playing the Game – It’s Serious Business! I often encourage my clients to enter into The Game, which is the contest you enter into when you commit yourself to purity. When you regularly give in to sexual sin, you in essence “go with the flow” of the world, the flesh and even Satan. No contest there - you surrendered. Paul describes this surrender pretty well to the Ephesians when he refers to their past: “Wherein in time past you walked Continue Reading

A True Player

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I loved belonging to little league as a kid – I just didn’t care for baseball. Hand/eye coordination didn’t come naturally to me, and I’ve never been quick, so strike outs and missed catches were a problem. I could manage a football pretty well, and I blocked and tackled better than most. Still, baseball eluded me. Yet there I was, season after season, wearing a little league uniform. I liked the status. I liked saying “I’m a ball player.” I loved the camaraderie of the team, and the social privileges it brought. I liked everything about Continue Reading