Wasteland Kings

Category: Sin Struggles

It’s important to take a moment before I dive into this list. I could not have experienced the freedom I have without God. Without him, all of these steps would get me a partial freedom. This would look something like a work release from prison and it’s quite common with porn addiction. Plenty of guys talk about experiencing long seasons of freedom before falling back into the muck and mire. Partial freedom happens because we change habits and brain chemistry…

It’s scary when my feelings and my faith run in different directions. My faith and feelings have gone in the same direction for most of my life. Guilt and shame have pulled them away from the Bible’s truth at times. Most of the time a good sermon or spiritual experience have brought my feelings back in line with my faith. Going through Regeneration has thrown a little bit of a wrinkle into this trend. In storytelling terms, they call it…

Why doesn’t God just fix me? This is an important question when someone goes through a Christ centered 12-step program. I’ve asked it myself more than a few times. If God knows about my struggles and wants to help me, why doesn’t he just fix me. The question gets a little trickier when you add in verses like Philippians 1:6. It says that ‘He who began a good work in you (God) will perfect it until the day of Christ…

One of my pastors says living with one foot in the church and one in the world is the opposite of fun. When he says church, he means the body of believers who follow after Christ; not the building. This is an important distinction because many people just show up to the building and don’t experience the fruits of a faithful life. They miss out on the awesome fellowship of spending time with other believers, the benefits of accountability, and…

Hey Everybody, I recently did an interview with a friend of mine I met at the writer’s conference I attended in March of this year. Her name is Barb Raveling and she’s a great author. Like myself, she writes about and works with people on the hurts, habits, and hangups of our lives. I encourage you to check out her blog. It has a great wealth of resources to help process through some of the difficult things in our lives…

I mentioned a few weeks back that I recently started to work through a Christ centered 12-step program called Regen. I’m in my sixth week of the process and I’ve learned more than I expected. I’ve also realized my journey will be harder than I assumed. This difficulty is something I’m learning to appreciate. It’s still hard just to talk about going through a 12-step program. My fingers fumbled a little as I typed the first sentence of this post…

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