There’s no ‘if’ about it. Temptations come. Wouldn’t we fare better in our responses if we knew when temptations were on the way? We can know—at least a lot more frequently than most people typically think. Usually, temptations come when we’re experiencing some kind of pain or discomfort, whether emotional or physical, intense or subtle. […]
When temptation comes, it usually doesn’t come alone.
When an unfaithful husband’s* betrayal comes to light, and both he and his wife begin the process of recovery, it’s not uncommon to hear something along these lines: “I’ll do whatever is necessary to get things back to the way they were.” “I’m through with the other relationship. I don’t want to lose my wife […]
It’s cursing of a different kind, and all dressed up like a gift. It’s the curse of being Fine. A few years ago, during my yearly physical, my doctor made the comment, “Well, you’re getting older so it’s to be expected you’ll be carrying a few more pounds.” At first I just took the information […]
If you’re stuck in some area of your life (sexual or otherwise), it might be because of shame. Shame has an unrivalled ability to derail progress and hinder growth, and . . . it’s sneaky. It can come so subtly that often you don’t even realize it’s there. Shame’s primary message goes something like this: […]
How often do you see men depicted in contemporary media who successfully resist when tempted sexually? Examples are rare, but I’ll bet most of us can think of at least a few. Now what about depictions of men turning away from an opportunity to lust? Examples are nearly non-existent. The man always turns to see […]