Wasteland Kings

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(By the way, this post refers to something in the realm of politics, but no part of it is meant to endorse ANY candidate. It’s about our culture and not about how you should vote.) Words matter. Their definition matters just as much. Our understanding of a word’s definition makes a big difference when it comes to communicating. Take the word ‘duck’ for example. It has more than one meaning and this ambiguity can at times hinder clear communication. When I…

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…

There is power in a name. The freedom to call something out by name and declare it to others gives us a certain kind of power. On the other hand, refusing to call something out gives that thing a power over us. My experience with pornography addiction taught me about this. For years, I could barely whisper the word pornography to the closest of friends. The shame of porn held me captive and it’s power over me kept me from…

This is the intro to my chapter about pornography and it’s negative effects on our hearts. This is also the last book preview, at least for awhile. I’m done with the book and I’m going to take some time off from working on the book and blogs to decompress a little. That means I won’t post anything new for a few weeks. I WILL BE BACK on April 6th though. Be sure to check the site on that day for…

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…

There’s hope beyond what you can see. If I could only say one thing to someone laboring under the weight of porn, it would be “there is hope”. The weight of porn is so heavy and it’s such a difficult problem to defeat that we easily become discouraged and lose hope in the face of it. No matter how bad things get, I promise that there is hope. Thankfully, I have a little more space in the blog to explain…

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