If you’re to rebuild marital trust in the wake of a husband’s betrayal, there can be no dancing around the issue. The root of the problem is his behavior. When a husband demolishes his wife’s trust, there cannot be complete restoration until that trust returns, because trust is the basis of all relationships. Trouble is, when it comes to trust, there’s a catch. No matter how desperately you want it, you can’t manufacture trust on your own. Trust requires two ingredients: Your husband must become trustworthy, and you must trust again. Each of you is responsible for bringing one of … Continue reading →
“Christianity is in its very essence a resurrection religion. The concept of resurrection lies at its heart. If you remove it, Christianity is destroyed.” (John Stott) Just as Christ died on the cross, so our sin is nailed to it with Him. Last week we explored Romans 6 and the idea that when Christ died, He died to the power, guilt, and dominion of sin. After rising from the dead, no temptation, no worldly power, and no demonic force could touch Him. He is a part of the new sinless creation. Through the Spirit we are united with the crucified … Continue reading →
On March 25 we started receiving submissions to our song writing competition. We are launching this contest at the same time that we are kick-starting our newest online network: CovenantMusicians.com. Internet pornography is a temptation that many men, women, and families in the church face. The vast majority of men in the church, and a growing number of women, are losing this battle every month, every week, and some every day; and yet far too few people are willing to talk about this weakness and bring it out into the open. It is time to blow the lid on this … Continue reading →
In a recent report from The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Ben Edelman released demographic information about who is buying online adult entertainment. From a top-10 seller of adult entertainment, he obtained a list of the zip codes associated with all credit card subscriptions for approximately two years, 2006–2008. What did he find?