Wasteland Kings

Tag: lust

“The battle in your life is against your joy.” I do not know who first spoke these words. John Eldredge uses them in his book ‘Walking With God’, but does not give a specific credit to the woman who first said them. Their lack of source doesn’t detract from their truth. The words sprang back into my head today as I spoke with a friend about pornography addiction, lust, and the war those things wage against our hearts. As the…

The internet is currently on fire with criticisms and defenses of the story 50 Shades of Grey. I wrote a blog about the story and it’s effect on us but I decided to put it on the shelf. While I might use some of the thoughts from it, I’ll probably never publish the majority of the blog. I made that decision because I realized that if Christians are genuinely debating whether we should see the movie or read the book we’ve…

For most of my walk with Christ, I’ve seen the Bible as a real buzz kill. I’ve seen it this way because I wanted the Bible to make me feel better about myself and that never seemed to work. The Bible spends a good deal of time talking about how God’s children drop the ball, and that really disrupts my attempts to build myself up. That’s actually good news because if the Bible didn’t point to my flaws, and His perfection…

Many of us believe that pushing limits with our clothing choice represents a kind of freedom and we enjoy exercising that freedom in our choice of Halloween costume. This supposed freedom actually backfires on us and creates a type of prison. When we break free from the social standards of modesty, we end up in a prison of doubt. The prison only exists in our heads, but that doesn’t make it any less real or significant. My physical constraints are nothing…

The shame created by our addictions is a very powerful force and plays a large role in holding us back from the love and freedom that God offers us. Shame plays such an important role because it lies to us about our identity and how God sees us. I know from personal experience that shame can convince us that our addictions define us and that they cause God to become disappointed in us or care about us less. We must…

In my last blog, I wrote about the recently leaked pictures of celebrities and why we should take incidents like that and the dignity of women in general more seriously. That blog talked about how we’ve let the internet, media, and incidents like this one impact our perception of women and their dignity. In this blog, I want to talk about how those pictures and our warped perception negatively impact our hearts and minds. I assure you that I am…

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