Pure Heart

In the depths of my addiction to pornography, I saw myself as a pervert. Webster' 1828 Dictionary defines pervert as a verb as follows: Pervert', verb transitive [Latin perverto; per and verto, to turn.] 1. To turn from truth, propriety, or from its proper purpose; to distort from its true use or end; as, to …

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Purpose in New Life in Christ

Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an …

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Apologies to All Porn Stars

God works in amazing ways! The more and more I learn to listen for His messages, the more I hear from Him. And lately, He has been speaking loud and clear. No, I don't hear an audible voice around me. Instead I pay attention in my circumstances and what others say to me through conversations, …

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God Determines My Steps

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Recently, I traveled from Kearney, Nebraska to Chattanooga, Tennessee for a "Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers and Teachers - Next Level" workshop. But my travel plans did not go the way I had hoped. As I arrived at the Grand …

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Porn Harms – Part 3

Viewing pornography has been shown to harm relationships in a variety of ways. FightTheNewDrug.com talks about the following ways porn harms by a slogan they put on a tee shirt: "Porn: Ignores Consent, Promotes Violence, Encourages Coercion, Advertises Objectification, Sells Exploitation, Fuels Trafficking. Porn normalizes abuse." In relationships, love is of utmost importance! And the …

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Porn Harms – Part 1

The world is so very broken! As a counselor, I hear story after story of brokenness within self and in families, relationships, work, church (yes, even in churches) and communities. We watch the news and read postings on social media that have us hanging our heads in disbelief, sadness, disgust and even fear. We live …

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Real Pleasures Of Life

What do you find pleasurable? The smell of rain, the taste of fresh strawberries on ice cream, the many breath–taking colors of a sunset, the majestic sound of the ocean waves crashing onto the rocks, or maybe the soft smooth feeling of a furry kitten. These things engage our five senses in a pleasurable way. …

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