Disciplined Sexuality:  A Blessing not a Curse

Disciplined Sexuality:  A Blessing not a Curse

Recently researching what other religions believe and teach about sexuality, I happened upon an online Q&A forum for Muslims hosted by Ikram Hawramani.  A question and answer caught my attention: “Why are we supposed to control our sexual desires in Islam?”...
Creating a Helpful Structure for Healing

Creating a Helpful Structure for Healing

SO American If you’re unfortunate enough to catch daytime television, you’ve probably seen one of my favorite commercials. The product is called Lipozene, which is a dietary weight loss supplement. Their claim to fame is you can “lose weight without changing your...
Can we talk about masturbation? Part 2

Can we talk about masturbation? Part 2

In last month’s article, I opened up the topic of masturbation. In that writing, I talked about how I found the issue confusing and why. I explored the Scripture and what the Bible says about masturbation and fantasy. I looked at some of the questions that come to...
Saved, Rescued, Delivered ….. from What?

Saved, Rescued, Delivered ….. from What?

Most Saturday mornings these days finds me pulling out the extension of my dining table, setting up extra chairs, and putting out a supply of pens, hand sanitizer, and tissues.  I make coffee and set out mugs and sweetener and cream.  All this preparation is for a...
The Reversals

The Reversals

I know, yes, this post sounds like a weird movie title (ex: The Incredibles, fantastic movie, right?) or a really bad band name. “Yeah, let’s go see the Reversals jam out.” Regardless, the church I’m involved in is in a series right now called: “Drama” – when God...
Integral Pieces Needed in the Healing Process

Integral Pieces Needed in the Healing Process

Four Areas to Address “I’ve been coming to WGA for 6 months now and I feel worse—what’s that all about?” This was a very frequent and frustrated quote from my early days at the ministry.  Weren’t things supposed to be feeling better, now that emotional and relational...