Christian Counseling

When I was in a dark place, dealing with tons of depression, a Christian counselor from my church reached out to me. I wasn’t sure if I needed it, even with all of the issues I was handling, I felt at the time that I could handle it all on my own. I showed up…

Good Help For the Abused

There is this tendency, when people are stuck in their ways, hiding high atop their ivory towers… really enjoying the fruits of this broken culture… a tendency to see everything as fine and to ignore the cracks. When cracks become impossible to ignore, they get angry, first with the person who brought it up. Don’t…

How to Help the Abused

We live in a hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil society, what you would call a “polite” society. I’m talking about American culture as a whole along with many Christian churches. Families free from abuse, such as myself, thrive in this culture. Unfortunately, turning a blind eye to evil also means…

How to Judge on Dating Wisely

Jesus is very clear. In the sermon on the mount in Matthew 7:  “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s…

Practice What you Say

In my research on abusers in the church such as Ravi Zacharias, I’ve come across the very insightful Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church by Diane Langberg. She has been all around the world in her ministry, running into abuses of all types inside and outside of the church. I recommend her…

Overcoming Fear

How do you overcome the crippling fears of this world? Find a love that is true. Our first encounter with God should be that of fear. Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,     and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. The Hebrew word for fear used here means,…

The Confusion of Fruit and Works

How do great, respected, Christian leaders fall? These are people who write books and preach the gospel in power, and yet somehow all of those works cover a deeply sinful heart. How can such seemingly prudent Christian leaders be slaves to sins that take over their inner lives. These are sins that they plan their…

Unfruitful Works of Abuse

King Saul appeared to be a good king, but his reign ended in disappointment. We tend to celebrate people who produce good works. Should we look the other way when their heart is reveled to be full of perversion? Man looks at the appearance of good works on the outside. But God always looks at…

What About Ravi’s Ministry?

Can you still read the many books on Christianity that Ravi Zacharius has written? What if you were saved by his words? Is your Christianity somehow fake? Paul addresses this in 1 Corinthians 3: But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2…

Noir City 6

Yewna didn’t mean to grab Ninombir’s hand. It was a reflex, something that just felt right. Nin didn’t show any signs of it being out of the ordinary. Inside his head, to put it lightly, he was freaking out. She grabbed my hand! Never in a million years would I think that one such as…