Is Porn Killing Men’s Desire for Marriage?

According to a recent study by the Barna group, at least 70 percent of single, self-identified Christian men view pornography on a monthly basis. Many Christian women probably look at this statistic and fear being stuck with a husband who’s more aroused by his smartphone than her. But I’m more worried many of these men will never get married at all.

Destroying Your Marriage is Easier Than You Think

It’s amazing how quickly unintended destruction can happen to a home. A few years ago in my hometown, a family was shooting bottle rockets in front of their house on New Year’s Eve.  Someone lit a rocket and accidentally tipped the bottle over.  The rocket shot out, flew through the open door, and into the Christmas tree.  

Taking a Pass on New Year’s Guilt

If you’re anything like me, just the thought of a new year’s resolution provokes a sense of dreaded guilt – the feeling that you’re only doing it because you’ve already failed in the previous year, and you’re going to end up failing in the next one anyway. I’m thinking this is not one of those things Jesus was talking about when he was talking about coming to give us abundant lives (John 10:10).

What to do When Bad Tension Happens to a Good Marriage

The last three months have been pretty hard on my family.  A lot of it had to do with me traveling too much for work and struggling to find the time to complete a challenging feature article.  Plus, the girls started school, which changed our whole routine, and my poor wife has gotten pretty sick a couple of times.  And as much as I hate to admit it, somewhere in the midst of all that stress, my wife and I stopped being our best selves with each other.

Three Things to Remember Next Time You Fall Into Sin

I’ve had close friendships with countless Christians in my lifetime, and if there’s one thing we’ve all got in common, it’s that we’ve all got some bad habit, some addictive sin, some hangup that we just can’t seem to overcome. People struggle with all kinds of things — rage, overeating, jealousy, passive-aggressive behavior, and porn addiction, to name a few.

The Holy Spirit Never “Convicts” Christians

I’ve spent three years of my legal career as a criminal prosecutor, a job that usually has one goal when it comes to wrongdoers: conviction.  Once the defendant has pleaded guilty or has been found guilty by a jury, it’s all over.  He has been convicted, and the only thing left to do is sentence him.