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A Touching Matter

“I could do without sex if I just had somebody to sleep with.” The man wasn’t being facetious.  He was trying to find words to tell me that he was coming to understand an important heartfelt desire that felt like a need.  Peacefully committed to a life of celibacy, he...

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I Was Abused. What Can I Do to Get Help?

What is Abuse? Abuse occurs when a person in power or authority over another person uses that power or authority to gratify their own needs. This is at the expense of the weaker person, with ongoing detrimental effects to both parties, especially the victim....

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The Legacy of Hugh Hefner, 1926-2017

Hugh Hefner, creator of the Playboy Magazine and brand, passed away last week (September 27th) at 91 years of age. To say the least, he was a controversial figure. To some, he represented sexual liberation and was seen as an advocate for feminism and women’s rights....

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What Does Shame Look Like?

I do not consider [shame] to be neutral or benign. This is not merely a felt emotion that                eventually morphs into words such as “I’m bad.” … This phenomenon is the primary tool that    evil leverages, out of which emerges everything we would call sin…....

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The Word — Alive, Active, Apropos

In a recent meeting of a small group I attend, we each wrote paraphrases of the Scripture passage we were studying that week.  The verses I put into my own words was Philippians 1:12-26.   You can find the passage online here: These verses record Paul’s thoughts while...

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They say that marriage is hard…

They say that marriage is hard… They say that.  I remember being engaged and people talking on and on about how hard marriage is and how you have to work at it. I didn’t know what they were talking about.  I thought, “This means we’re going to have to relate. I like...

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Female Sex Addiction

Male sexual addiction is the focus of more and more studies and articles, yet there is often little in the way of information available to women who are dealing with addictive behaviors. As with many other issues, women are often left to read a resource primarily...

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