Porn paints a picture of the perfect woman who always smiles, is always ready for sex, never complains, and never has menstrual cycles or bad days. She’ll perform any sexual act a man wants her to, when he wants it. This shadow woman is all about satisfying his every want.
The titles to porn movies have become part of our lexicon and the people who act in these movies are known as stars, rewarded with money and fame rapidly attained for publicizing the most physically intimate moments in their lives. Pornography, as we see in the world, is profitable, and yet we’re not shown how it destroys, isolates, and kills relationships.
I want to be a good father. Mine certainly wasn’t. My father was an alcoholic. There were moments of light. We had a few good weekends. Even a perfect day at a ballpark. He wasn’t drinking that day. He patted me on the back. He asked me real questions about school. We laughed together. He told me about life and shared stories of when his father took him to the ballpark. He bought me a jersey and we played catch after the game.
A few months ago, I had the privilege of standing next to a very good friend as he watched his beautiful bride walk down the aisle toward him. My friend smiled bigger as his bride got closer to him, and it was easy to tell that he was doing everything in his power to fight back tears from rolling down his face. It was in that moment that I realized how proud I was of Corby. It was in that moment that I was reminded again of how great God’s grace and favor can be when a man decides to not only
Have you ever found yourself on the bow of a boat with your significant other? If so, you probably attempted the arms-out-wide pose that Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio made famous in Titanic. The same mechanism that makes us strike that pose is at work in the bedroom too, as the lights go down, the clothes come off and sex seems inevitable. But what will it be like?
Greta Van Susteren, a friend of mine and a friend of this ministry, recently wrote an essay for the Politco website. She wrote about visiting an elderly woman, who happens to be Sen. John McCain's mother.
Valentine’s Day just passed and “spring fever” is just around the corner. This time of year tends to bring up feelings of depression, regret, and loneliness. You see commercials advertising that “Every kiss begins with Kay” and all the great gifts men should shower on women during that “holiday” and some even the other way around. And, personally, my iPod is constantly trying to romance me with its “Genius” mixes. How are the single ladies (and gents) to deal?
My sisters and I never got along, and it's been many years since we've even tried to get together. But I understand one sister just survived breast cancer, and I'm beginning to regret all those lost years. Is there anything I can do to make up for lost time? Or should I even try? — K.D.
C: "I just got engaged but my boyfriend and I are waiting until marriage because he wants to wait (I'm not as convicted about sex before marriage as he is). What he doesn't know is that I've engaged in oral sex with my ex-boyfriend leading up to our engagement. Not all of the time, but whenever I feel like I am going to die without the release. I've since ended the relationship and I know my boyfriend will break up with me if I tell him. Should I?"
If you saw her recent MTV performance, honestly there was nothing "sexy" about it. It was actually very sad and as someone who currently knows about two teenagers who are pregnant AND the back story that led up to it, regardless of what anyone (Miley included) is saying, Miley is hurting.
As I'm sure many of you did, I watched MTV's Video Music Awards aka #VMAs2013. As there is from all of the awards shows, there was a lot to learn from the video music awards. Culture, Agenda, Style, Pushing The Limits, Trying Too Hard, History, Generational Gaps, Class, The Fact That Justin Timberlake is Timeless and the list goes on and on.
On the morning of Saturday, August, 24, Love Wins showed up at Moore Square at 9:00 a.m., just like we have done virtually every Saturday and Sunday for the last six years. We provide, without cost or obligation, hot coffee and a breakfast sandwich to anyone who wants one. We keep this promise to our community in cooperation with five different, large suburban churches that help us with manpower and funding.
I write this letter with tears in my eyes because I know firsthand the hopelessness and darkness you are now experiencing. In spite of repeated promises to quit, you remain trapped in an uncontrollable habit of pornography and masturbation.
"God created the sexual drive. It is not wrong to fulfill that drive, as long as it is fulfilled in God's timing and in God's way -within the marriage covenant. However, the world tells us that if we have a drive for sexual intimacy, we have every right to fulfill it -regardless of how, when, where, or with whom."
The rolling odometer isn't tracking miles, it's tracking porn searches. After your eyes adjust to the ever-increasing number, scroll down and check out just how mired our culture has become. I've highlighted just a few.