A Beginner’s Guide to Reading the Bible

If the thought of reading the Bible overwhelms you, you’re not alone. Even those who consider themselves to be mature in their faith can struggle, at times, with reading the Bible regularly. Perhaps you’re new to reading the Bible and don’t know where to start. Or, maybe you’ve stopped reading the Bible over the last few years and would like to start reading it again. No matter where you’re at ...

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10 Ways to De-Stress

Pray and meditate on Scripture.Through our personal time of prayer and meditation on God’s Word, we will find the “peace that passes understanding.” Spending time in God’s presence helps us remember who we are and how very much we are loved. Scripture tells us Jesus often went to a placed by Himself and prayed.

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Courage to Confront

Very early in life you may have learned an important lesson about obedience. If you obeyed your parents, nothing bad would happen. If you didn’t obey, you would get punished. You had to learn to conform to a standard that was placed upon you. Learning to follow the rules of the family, classroom, and society is not a bad thing, but failure to obey these rules could be disastrous.

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In Turbulent Times, Guard Your Thoughts

Is it possible to be an optimistic, hopeful, and enthusiastic Christian? Definitely! After all, believers have every reason to be optimistic about life here on earth and life eternal. As English clergyman William Ralph Inge observed, “No Christian should be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.” Inge’s words are most certainly true. But sometimes, it’s easy to be pulled down by tough times. When experiencing discouragement, ...

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Recover Thankfulness

Taking a daily personal inventory is an extremely important process in recovery from sexual addiction. Step Ten of the Twelve Steps states that “We continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.” Someone who has reached this step has experienced the hard work of the preceding steps, with each building upon the foundation of the last. The journey begins with admitting that sexual addiction has ruled one’s ...

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10 Steps to Get Unstuck

Feeling stuck in a daily routine is common. For a man in recovery from sexual addiction, a new routine is a helpful tool, essential in early recovery as new patterns are being formed. Changes and new steps will prevent him from becoming stuck and will challenge old patterns of thinking as a new way of life begins to take hold. There are simple steps that a man can practice each ...

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