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What is Purity Really?

Purity encompasses more than just the absence of bad behavior. The presence of “something good” is what defines purity. We fall short of achieving purity because we often aim to just erase unwanted behaviors. This is common in the area of sexuality. You can attempt to remove every last trace of sexual sin without ever achieving ultimate sexual purity if there isn’t “something...

How Lust is Dividing Us

When compared with other things people might do, many of us believe lust is a relatively harmless thing. But what if lust is actually doing more damage than we know? It was Seth’s first night at his church’s sexual addiction recovery group. By way of introduction, each man shared about the sexual habits that led to joining the group: For most it was habitual porn use. Two men confessed having...

When You Don’t Want to Obey

What do you do when your body feels full of desire to do what you said you’d never do again? What do you do when you don’t want to obey God? I must have promised I’d never act out sexually again a thousand times. Especially after my sin, I felt so badly, I never wanted to sin again. My desire to do better felt like an army pumped up, loud, and ready for battle. But every time, after some time had...

If You Don’t Need Mercy

The word “sin” has fallen out of favor. We talk about struggles, brokenness, or unwanted behaviors (words we use all the time at Regen), but acknowledging sin actually opens us to divine mercy in a different, much-needed, way. I think most of us have a love-hate relationship with mercy. We love mercy because we need it, and we hate mercy for the same reason. The fact that God is merciful is...

A Lenten Meditation

Friends, this is our 200th episode! That’s 200 conversations and teachings we hope have accompanied, encouraged, and equipped you on your journey to Becoming Whole. At Regeneration Ministries, we believe the trial you’re struggling with can serve as a holy invitation from God to know Him more deeply.  While these episodes aren’t meant to be substitutes for coaching, they can certainly...

Freedom through Fasting

If you accept the invitation, Lent can be so much more than a countdown to Easter. It is a season steeped in rich tradition. Fasting is one way to observe Jesus’ walk to the cross. But this tradition goes beyond depriving yourself of food or alcohol. Specifically, for you, as you journey to sexual integrity, fasting can be a powerful way to grow in self-control. What initially feels like denying...

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