Wasteland Kings

Tag: Loneliness

Getting into a relationship will not fix your loneliness. I know that idea rests somewhere in the hearts of most single people. I find myself thinking it all the time. Fortunately, we’re all wrong. I say fortunately because it’s not a good idea to use a romantic relationship to try and fix our loneliness problem. A romantic relationship will not solve your longing for relationship. Our loneliness problem is way too big for one person or even a group of…

One of the hardest parts of my porn addiction came from my denial. I knew that I had a problem with porn and that I ‘struggled’ with it, but I NEVER wanted to admit that I was addicted to it. Admitting that I was an addict seemed like the end of the world. I rationalized and used a thousand comparisons to make sure I never thought of myself that way. I wasn’t scared of what I thought of myself. I…

I wonder how many of us feel like the only person who doesn’t fit in at church? I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt like I’m going through initiation at a fraternity when stepping into church. Even when many of us find a small group and get plugged in, we still fight the feeling of being an outsider. A good deal of this problem comes from our unhealthy tendency to compare ourselves to each other. Because we compare ourselves…

I have experienced a sizable amount of grief from the loss of both my parents. I know that traveling through the valley of pain and grief can be one of the hardest parts of this life. That knowledge inspired me to jot down some of the lessons that I’ve learned from walking through that valley. 1. Grief is Like a Backpack I think it helps to think of grief like a backpack. In my experience, it weighs me down and…

As kids, we all had time management figured out. We’ve unfortunately lost that skill since then. Time management is a really tough part of adult life. It gives most of us some amount of trouble. I know people who use efficiency and discipline to boost productivity, but I don’t know any adult who’s got the problem completely figured out. The only people I know who have a good grasp on time management attend grade school. From what I can tell…

Loneliness makes us see things funny. Whether it be a couple holding hands, the cute girl behind the cash register, or the sensual cover of a magazine, loneliness makes us look at things in a different way. Our loneliness or desire for relationship makes us see things from a flawed perspective. This flaw in our perspective needs to be recognized and addressed in order to successfully navigate our walk with Christ. One of the most common mistakes in my walk…

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