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Stop Trying to Stop Lusting

Have you ever wanted to stop something so badly, yet couldn’t figure out how to stop. Or even why? Have you tried to stop lusting? In this weeks podcast, just speaks to the importance of learning to love in recovery from unwanted sexual behavior, rather than just focusing on stopping the behavior. Key takeaways: The goal of recovery should be to learn to love in a self-giving way, rather...

The Definition of Lust

Simple question: When you lust, what are you doing really?  On a surface level, when you lust you’re checking someone out, letting your eyes linger, or enjoying a little hit of pleasure by viewing a sexy image.  On a deeper level, when we’re honest, we can define lust like this: Lust is using another person’s body for selfish sexual gratification.  I like this Definition of Lust...

The Cycle of Addiction

Adapted from the Awaken Course (Strength module lesson 4) Sex is one of the most powerful forces on the planet. God created it this way. By His design, sex makes two people into one flesh, creates new life, communicates self-giving love, brings exhilarating pleasure, burns into one’s brain the image of another, and causes physical and emotional calm.  But like all things powerful, in the...

The Aftershock of Betrayal and What Comes Next

The aftershock of betrayal can feel like a cracking in the landscape of your life. Nothing looks or feels familiar anymore. How do you move forward? What are next steps? On this episode of Sacred by Design, we’ll tenderly walk through a framework to help you navigate the next steps. can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: The Aftershock of Betrayal and What Comes Next | Sacred by...

Exposing the Online God

Living in a digital age, we are faced with the reality that we have tough competition. That the internet is competing for our attention, our affection, for our questions, and our devotion.Today we will talk about this competition and what it provides; especially in the area of sexual integrity. Whether it’s a struggle with pornography, or looking for hookups. So often, we are turning...

Shutting Down Temptation

Temptation can feel like a powerful wave that knocks you over. One minute you’re fine, and the next your entire body and mind craves sin. What should you do when Temptation knocks? Consider this: When you hear the doorbell ring and see temptation standing outside, it’s important to remember that, while it may have arrived unexpectedly, it wasn’t uninvited. Something within you...

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