Why Not Every Marriage Can be Saved

Why Not Every Marriage Can be Saved

Yes, God does miracles! He can and does transform the most destructive and hurtful marriages into shining demonstrations of His love and grace. But the painful reality is, that doesn’t always happen. Not every marriage can be saved. While He does miracles every day, there are some things God will not do for your marriage.

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Is It Healing? Or Is It Deliverance?

Is It Healing? Or Is It Deliverance?

Give a boy a hammer and the whole world looks like a nail. And Christians can fall into the same trap. One group of techniques shows benefit and it’s easy to think every problem will respond the same. But that doesn’t always turn out to be true. Healing or deliverance? Both are needed.

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Dealing with the Roots of Sexual “Stuff”

Dealing with the Roots of Sexual “Stuff”

If you’ve been mowing the weeds of troubling, unwanted, or ungodly sexual thoughts or behaviors and they keep growing back, it’s time to deal with the roots. “Trying harder” to control lust with behavior modification and accountability may be helpful as far as it goes. But for many people, it’s just not working. You may need to deal much more deeply with the roots of sexual “stuff.”

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Why Trying to Change Your Behavior Doesn’t Work

Why Trying to Change Your Behavior Doesn’t Work

What if you received Christ’s forgiveness, and then never committed a sin ever again? Suppose you never killed anyone, looked at pornography, told a lie, smoked a cigarette, or even so much as exceeded the speed limit for the rest of your life. Would that be enough? Would you be happy? Would God be pleased? I don’t think so. Working hard trying to change your behavior doesn’t work.

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