Category Archives: Temptation

Why do I feel so torn?

If you are a teacher in the Church or one who influences other followers of Christ, please make sure they understand the painful reality of the tension they will experience and how torn they will feel because of God’s Spirit living in them. The Christian life is one of tension between the already and the not yet. Continue reading

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Your eye is the lamp of your body

What did Jesus mean when he said, “The eye is the lamp of the body”? Continue reading

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Fill me with joy in your presence

God’s kingdom is always ready to challenge the desires that preoccupy everyone (Matthew 6:32). God is always calling us away from lesser desires to draw us to more noble and lasting passions. Continue reading

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Four warning signs for women

What does it look like for a woman to act out on her lust? … For the most part, her sin remains hidden. Still, there are some tell-tale signs of her sin, which I will describe in the first person because I struggle with this too. Continue reading

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Pursuing Wisdom (p. 3)

Since the early chapters of proverbs are words from a father to a son, these lessons are especially helpful for parents who desire to lead their children in the way of wisdom. Continue reading

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Prescription for a better love-life

Men and women tend to approach sex very differently. Understanding this difference is important for minimizing the conflict. Continue reading

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Worship your way out of porn

“I have a friend who says, ‘You worship your way into porn and you must worship your way out’” (D. A. Carson).   In this three-minute clip, Carson talks about steps to take for overcoming temptation. See also: Overcoming desire with … Continue reading

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