Surveying the Damage

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I’m somewhat OK with admitting my sin. It's clearly not my favorite thing to do, but I will if I have to. Examining its impact is another matter. Continue Reading

Rebuilding Shattered Trust

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When Nehemiah set out to rebuild Jerusalem, he began by taking a close look at the damage done to her walls. (Nehemiah 2: 11-16) It couldn’t have been easy. Knowing the walls were decayed was one thing; closely inspecting them to see just how decayed was another. But how else could he rebuild? To make things right, he had to first see how wrong they really were. Continue Reading

Surveying The Damage

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Every Tuesday we’ll post something to do with strengthening marriages. Hope it helps. — Surveying the Damage I’m somewhat OK about admitting my sin. Taking a look at its consequences is another matter. Yet when Nehemiah set out to rebuild Jerusalem, he began by taking a close look at the damage done to her walls. (Nehemiah 2: 11-16) It couldn’t have been easy. Knowing the walls were decayed was one thing; closely inspecting them to see just how decayed was another. But how else could he rebuild? To make things right, he had to first Continue Reading

Rebuilding Her Shattered Trust

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Every Tuesday we’ll post something to do with restoring marriages. Hope it helps. — Rebuilding Her Shattered Trust  When Nehemiah set out to rebuild Jerusalem, he began by taking a close look at the damage done to her walls. (Nehemiah 2: 11-16) It couldn’t have been easy. Knowing the walls were decayed was one thing; closely inspecting them to see just how decayed was another. But how else could he rebuild? To make things right, he had to first see how wrong they really were. If you’re a married man who’s sexually sinned, then someone Continue Reading

Congressman Weiner Seeks Help So What Should Help Look Like?

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Congressman Anthony Weiner is taking a leave from his duties to “get help” (no doubt by way of treatment for sexual addiction, though this has not been clearly stated.) This is a wise and necessary decision, and whether we agree or disagree with his political positions, our hearts and prayers are with him and his family during this excruciating time. The tawdry scenario’s been played out over every media outlet – the salacious e-mails, the photos of the Congressman’s privates, the initial denial followed by the inevitable admission, and the Continue Reading

Rebuilding Her Shattered Trust

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When Nehemiah set out to rebuild Jerusalem, he began by taking a close look at the damage done to her walls. (Nehemiah 2: 11-16) It couldn’t have been easy. Knowing the walls were decayed was one thing; closely inspecting them to see just how decayed was another. But how else could he rebuild? To make things right, he had to first see how wrong they really were. If you’re a married man who’s sexually sinned, then someone precious and close to you has been damaged, and you can’t move on until you’ve considered her, just like Nehemiah assessed Continue Reading