Sexuality

How to overcome addiction to Pornography

 PUT AN END TO AN ADDICTION TO PORNOGRAPHY. Brittni De La Mora  a former porn-star shares a first-hand experience on how to end addiction to pornography. Read below This is such a taboo addiction simply because it is glorified in the world and not spoken about enough in the Church. Whether you’re a male or female, if you are addicted to porn, you are not alone. The Adult Industry is

How sweet it is to trust in Jesus

Years ago, when I was much younger, 22 to be precise, I was involved in the restoration of a historic church building. It had been left derelict for years. To see it returned to its original glory as a place of worship was amazing. After the restoration was completed, I would visit the church on my way home from work. I loved the quietness and solace that God’s house provided.

Blogging A to Z : Key Terms You Should Know Part 2

Having trouble getting your mind wrapped around all the blogging jargon? Well with our back to blogging school series, we are here to clear up some of the confusion. Today we pick up from Blogging A to Z Part 1 to cover more essential blog vocabulary every blogger should know. No time to read the full article? Grab your free PDF here The Blogging F’s Favicon – a small icon you

Completing Your Mission

“The mission was helping people, the reality, however, felt more along the lines of self-punishment,” said the woman with a season of angst displayed on her face. She had set out to do what God placed in her heart and soul–help people, as many people as she could. Lea wanted to be the voice of those who could not find their own. Being a Christian woman, she wanted to stand

Blogging A to Z | Key Terms You Should Know

SAVE A COPY TO READ LATER – DOWNLOAD THE PDF >> CLICK HERE Back to school already? It’s official friends, school is in full swing. Do you remember learning your ABC’s? As a wee child, we had no idea just how essential those alphabets would be in our lives. That quirky little alphabet song and those seemingly unrelated letters helped us to form words and then to construct sentences. For

Dream Bigger than Your Biggest Dream

Like any other young woman, we all can get down on ourselves sometimes.  It’s easy in this world to see only your hardships and flaws, and even easier to believe you’re not great.  As women, we can’t let these negative feelings bring us down. Trust and believe that God has a bigger and better plan for you. You have the potential to be great! You have to be your own

He is faithful

Is anything too hard for the Lord? Genesis 18:14NIV “Are you pregnant yet?” this question might have pierced Sarah’s heart each month. The shame of barrenness was unbearable. God had promised her husband Abraham that he would be the father of nations with descendants more numerous than the stars in the sky. After waiting for many years, Sarah convinced Abraham to sleep with her maidservant Hagar to produce an heir. That was

Kids Win When Teachers and Parents Team Up

The little girl’s eyes watched carefully as her parents met her kindergarten teacher for the first time. She noticed the handshakes and adult smiles. She heard her mother laugh when the teacher told a funny story about chasing a stray dog out of the classroom when setting up for the new year. Slowly, the little girl relaxed and moved closer to the teacher from behind her dad’s legs. “And this

Three Dating Tips for the Christian Girl Who’s Been Hurt

You thought he was the one, he seemed to tick all the boxes. It was like a dream come true until you woke up to a far from perfect reality. You realized he was never what he seemed. That you were naïve and wanted a fairy-tale, so you held on for so long. You were hoping your dreams will come true. But they never did. You dove straight into the

Why Kids Should Learn To Code

It’s a given that kids need to learn to code if they want to work as a web designer, software programmer, or computer scientist. Beyond that, you might think that it is a pretty useless skill. Writing line after line of code or debugging software programs do not appeal to the vast majority of people. So why teach kids to code? What is the point if they probably won’t enjoy

When Ministering to Others Feels Too Costly

She bounces off the bus alive with energy. She drops her pink backpack on the front step and races to the backyard with just a quick hello. “One hatched!” I hear her call from the tiny spruce tree that holds her treasure. For a week now, she’s been closely monitoring three turquoise eggs in the nest of a protective female robin.We celebrate new life and collect earthworms at the creek

Attitude of Gratitude

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm107:150 In today’s world, not many of us are satisfied with life. We desire more and more from it and are disappointed with things we can’t receive. We are frustrated because of our unfulfilled dreams or failed plans. We often complain and get resentful about our circumstances and shortcomings. We focus more on things we don’t have.

Do Not Be Ashamed

Shame is a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior. To be ashamed is to be embarrassed by my actions, characteristics or associations. It is also when I am reluctant to do something for fear of embarrassment or humiliation. I remember playing a game of truth or dare while drinking with “friends” many years ago. It was my turn, and I was

Finding Love the Godly Way: Guide for Christian Women

Many Christian women are single and want to find the right man for a lifetime commitment. Finding love the Godly way takes work and discipline. In addition, it takes stages for a relationship to mature to lasting love. Here are guidelines to help single Christian women find love the Godly way. Work on Yourself Firstly, seek to grow deeper in your Faith. Read the Bible, pray, attend fellowship, and surround

3 Ways to Get Truth from the Head to the Heart

You might have heard the famous quote: “The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.” 18 inches doesn’t seem that far. We can cover that distance in one swift step with our feet. Many of our pets are about that length, and we can run our hands over their soft backs in a matter of seconds. Somehow, though, letting what we

Finding My Perfect Father

It wasn’t until I was in my 40’s that I realized the significant role fathers play in the psychological and emotional development of their children, especially daughters.  The lack of having a positive father figure in my childhood had a detrimental impact on me, especially throughout my teenage and adult years.  I have what you call “daddy issues,” and it took me a long time to overcome them. In fact,

The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible’ Grow in the Word Giveaway

Ask most women these days how are things, and you will often hear the word “busy” in their conversation. From tending to children, running businesses, blogging, and nurturing relationships, our lives are full. And one of the most important tools to help fuel our daily lives is spending time with God and His Word. I find that early morning makes for the ideal time to grab a cup of coffee

Dancing with Angels

At the age of 18, I had an agent in Hollywood and was on track to be another small, blonde actress. It was my dream, my hope, my only goal in life. Finding an agent took one interview. Driving to studios for various auditions was a bit more difficult because I am, and always will be, geographically challenged. In 1980 there was no GPS. My father was an American Baptist

The Freedom of Obedience

I met Jesus in a hayfield. I’d heard about him, prayed to him, even conjured up my own image of who he might be. But I hadn’t encountered him for myself, outside of my parents’ religion, until I met him in that field. It was the summer my grandpa died. I was fourteen and desperate for answers about life and death and if eternal life really did exist. A Personal

Why Driving from the Back Seat is the Safest Position

A back seat driver is, well, someone who tries to drive from the back seat.  For most of us, that can be quite annoying, but that is exactly how God calls us to lead, from the back seat, from a place of anonymity and servanthood.  As I was meditating on the season I found myself in, I heard the Lord say “lead from the caboose”! Since I knew nothing about

A Heart Check: How to Spring Clean from Your Heart Outward

I saw it for the first time this year. When driving home with the kids, my focus shifted to the edge of the tree-lined street. About four driveways down, there stood a white dogwood tree. It was crowned with the beautiful blossoms of spring. Those delicate baby flowers directed my thoughts. I had thoughts of spring and all the newness and freshness that it offers us. With that, many will

Keys to Studying the Bible With Confidence

Do you remember what it was like when you were learning how to ride a bike the first time? If your learning experience was anything like mine, you had lots of wobbling, uncertainty, fear of falling, and desiring the security of my mom’s steady hands. Even when my mom assured me I could do it and was ready to go a little ways on my own, I wasn’t always convinced.

How Should We As Women Repent?

Why does it seem like we always go through seasons of doing what’s right and wrong? It seems to be a never-ending cycle. Have you been there? I know I have. To counter sin we must first determine our own sinful desires. I recommend making a “lust list” so that you can have a starting point to change your life. Stop and take some time right now to make a

Waiting on the Lord in Singleness

We live in an age obsessed with romantic love. Even the hyper-sexualized secular world is still running after wedding bells and the happily ever after. There is something deeply ingrained in our human nature that craves relationships:  we’re made in the image of our Creator who is love. We are called to love one another of a love that is selfless, but it’s very easy sometimes to make our state

2 Lessons to Learn While Waiting for the One…

How many times did you have to wait this week – when you were too busy or felt you didn’t have the time to? Yet, at the point when we are forced to wait, nothing else becomes as important as learning to wait. Recently, my car broke down and following the call out… I had to wait. But, in waiting, this does not mean that I do nothing… rather I

You Are Set Apart

I recently did a blog on my website titled “How Do You Know” where I spoke on love, relationships, and where God fits in. I touched based on purity and soul ties. Before we begin I would like readers to know I have not always stood for purity, I am a single unwed mother of two. I love my kids dearly but if I understood what I now know I

How To Handle Self-Love As A Christian

Ahh, Self – Love. As women, it can be a tricky thing to navigate well. There is no shortage of advice in the world on how we should handle self-love. “You need to love yourself first before you can truly love others” Unknown  “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line” Lucille Ball Often today we’re told we need to love ourselves more.   That self-love is the key

Blessed by Brokenness

When I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis a few years ago, I thought my life had come to a complete stop. At twenty-six years old, my mother was helping me dress every morning because my joints were so inflamed by the chronic illness that it hurt too much to move. Even putting socks on my feet and buttoning my shirt brought excruciating pain. I felt like an infant, unable to