7 Most Popular Posts of 2017
While serving at Pure Life Ministries, I witnessed over a thousand graduations from our residential program—over a thousand celebrations of the miracle-working power of God’s grace! Almost without exception, each graduation speech declares a life-controlling habit of “self-gratification.” These are not words to cover up the more base term “masturbation,” but rather a more apt description, at least in spiritual terms, of what it truly is.
Like many of the questions that arise in counseling, there aren’t simple black-and-white, yes-or-no answers. In order to deal with divorce from a biblical viewpoint, one of the first things we must do is take a closer look at God’s view of marriage.
Here in stark contrast we see the difference between the worldly sorrow of Saul and the godly sorrow of David. One is completely selfish, and cares only about the personal cost of sin. The other is sorrow towards God, and cares about the offense to His holiness, and the impact of the sin upon others.
Most people think of hardened criminals and the most duplicitous of men when speaking of someone with a seared conscience. Yet, I believe many in the Church today are also in very real danger of this spiritual phenomenon. The apostle Paul had a clear understanding of the damaging effects of sin on the human heart.
"Is it possible for a man to lust after his own wife?" This is an interesting and thought-provoking question which I have been asked occasionally over the years.
Over the past few years a disturbing new trend has emerged: women viewing pornography in alarming numbers. This phenomenon bucks the “cw” that it is men who are visually stimulated and thereby more prone to viewing porn.
I believe that something very evil was unleashed upon our land in 1971 when Joseph and Louis Peraino, members of the Colombo Mafia family, produced and released the X-rated comedy Deep Throat. The enormous success of that movie paved the way for the birth of the adult entertainment industry. It was also a watershed moment in the spiritual history of the United States.