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My Struggle to Remain Faithful
I’m not shocked by leaders on the Ashley Madison list.
Jesus' words haunted me: "You have heard the commandment that says, 'You must not commit adultery.' But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate. Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption. John Doyel. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand:
4 Ways to Invite God into Your Planning Meetings
Put the ministry back in your administration.
While the Law focused on external actions—for example, murder and adultery—Jesus fulfilled those laws, reminding people that anger and lust are greater concerns.
Where Lust Leads
One pastor's journey through sex addiction.
Where Lust Leads. One pastor's journey through sex addiction. I was cycling in the shadows again—lapsing into lust and compulsive sexual behavior.
Our Best on Ministry’s Dangers, Toils, and Snares
9 tools to help you overcome the temptations of leadership.
What's driving that? The War Within: An Anatomy of Lust by Name Withheld. In a brutally honest account, one leader tells of his descent into lust and his painful escape.
Unprecedented, All Over Again.
3 of today's crises the church has faced before.
Rather than blaming social evils for the failure of families to live up to that purpose, Bavinck helps congregants see how their personal sins of selfishness, lust, greed, pride, disbelief
Pastor, Know Thyself
Uproot your besetting sins with introspection and action.
I have engaged my will head-on with sexual lust. There is nothing passive in my will when the lion of lust comes out of the bushes. I don't lie down and wait for a miracle.
When Sin Works
Manipulation and coercion can help you succeed in ministry, but the tradeoff is hell.
survive a scary moment. David gets the wife of one of his soldiers pregnant and then covers up his lust and lies with murder. And it works. Most often, the
Using Scripture Well in Pastoral Care
When speaking truth one on one, you're not delivering a sermon.
ongoing walk of faith. To quickly quote a verse about lust and to assume that's all it takes to address the deficit is sadly inadequate. Pastor Fred missed
Removing Demonic Oppression
Steps to freeing those under the unwanted influence.
1 John 2:15-17 indicates that temptations from the world attack us through the lust of the flesh (designed to trigger a physiological response), the lust of the eye (designed to manipulate
Pro-Death, and Pointing Fingers
Repenting from a skewed perspective on sin.
These transgressions include: greed, pride, lust, religious hubris, ignoring the poor, gossip, hording wealth, idolatry, legalism, dishonoring parents, covetousness, lying, racism
3 Truths About the ‘Dark Night of the Soul’
A painful and profound reality that shatters illusions.
awakening. I suspect St. John would see this pastor's difficulty with prayer, his lack of passion, and even his pull toward lust as signs of the dark night. The
My First Sexuality Sermon
Can I keep it biblical and interesting without becoming TOO interesting?
I'm not sure I feel comfortable with that. Or maybe it's time to add a woman's perspective? There have been voices lately that have introduced the possibility that lust is not unique to men.
There's No Such Thing as Mental Illness
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No Staff Christmas Party Here - "Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing some officials who lust for power at all costs
Let's Talk About Sex
How to acknowledge the complexities of women's sexuality.
chested 15-year-old. Boys were instructed to guard their hearts and eyes as well, lest they fall prey to the wildfire lust lurking in their loins. Though we heard
We All Walk Between
How my husband’s same-sex attraction is leading me to spiritual renewal.
I was devastated. With as much love as I could muster, I said no. All I heard was lust and sin. I didn't hear his cry for help. A still, small voice whispered: Pray for him.
My Bitter Quesadilla
When a close friend left my church, I faced the inevitability of relational failure.
Yes, lust is failure, as are adultery and murder. But the first failure was a failure to be in position, a failure to try to lead the people of God into the right kinds of battles.
Irritating Stereotypes That Make Me a Better Pastor
Three obnoxious assumptions that just happen to be true.
Listening to people in the confessional, he's learned what anger, lust, and greed sound like, how they darken a soul and lead some to the point of killing another human being.
Ending the Sexual Prosperity Gospel (Part 1)
Abstinence “sticks and carrots” don’t work like we promise. But what can take their place?
Ending the Sexual Prosperity Gospel (Part 1). Abstinence “sticks and carrots” don't work like we promise. But what can take their place? Luke Cirillo. 0;