The Caribbean Rat and the Four Magicians: A true but slightly embellished account of a traumatic event at a YWAM base

“A story of historic bravery and tenacity!” Editor, Grit & Courage Magazine CAUTION: THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNT CONTAINS MATERIAL INAPPROPRIATE FOR INDIVIDUALS PRONE TO PHOBIAS. At the very end of this account I’ll give...

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The Real Superman: Man of Steel—Man of Velvet: What Many Men Don't Know About Authentic Manhood

In my book, To Kill a Lion: Destroying the Power of Lust From the Root, I point out that many factors in our contemporary culture hinder men from discovering what true manhood is all about. I’d like to share one snippet...

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What Sexual Freedom DOESN’T Look Like: The Lion in the Cage

Since finding sexual freedom and writing about my journey in, To Kill a Lion: Destroying the Power of Lust from the Root, I have spoken to multitudes of men who have declared war on the villain I call— The Lion in the...

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Highly-Sexual and Highly-Pure: An Oxymoron or How God Intends for it to be?

In, To Kill a Lion: Destroying the Power of Lust from the Root, I write about my 15-year journey toward uncovering the root cause of my sexual addiction and lust. I want to address one diabolical lie that I encountered...

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A Hidden Lesson on Identity: For the Wise to Discover

Jesus often referenced a healthy identity in the Gospels, but in one particular passage the concept of identity is hidden for the wise to discover. I am referring to a ten-verse portion of the Sermon on the Mount in...

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Our Greatest Inborn Need and How It's Stolen

Our two greatest needs in life are to love and to be loved. We are all born with these needs. In the first part of life, the desire to be loved is greater than the need to love.  As we mature, the need to love comes...

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Identity Theft: Who Defines You?

A very powerful statement in 1 John 3:8 tells us why Jesus came to this earth: “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” I passionately believe that one of the main...

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Recovering Your Identity: The Lost and Found of Who You Are

The greatest emotional and spiritual growth issue you will ever face has to do with what you think about yourself. The subject of personal identity is a vast topic. People identify themselves by their occupation,...

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Redefine Your Identity - The Break & Make Approach

In the past, we explored the Enemy’s schemes to steal people’s identity. Now, let’s discover how you can take your identity back, and find a wholesome self-worth, so you can live loved. Discovering your identity will...

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The Best Counseling Session Ever—and the Worst

The most efficient and beneficial counseling session ever—of five-minute duration—is also the worst.  How could this be?

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Freedom from the Foothold of the Enemy: A Testimony

It was a typical Saturday night. My parents went to bed and I stayed up for a little while to watch TV. The show I was watching came to an end so I turned out the lights in the family room and went into my bedroom. I...

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Single Guys and Sexual Purity

Trying to overcome the power of sexual dependency by merely fighting sex on the surface is simply putting a bandage on the problem. That is why a large part of my teaching is focused on helping men find victory over...

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Quenching the Thirst Within: At the Root Issue of Addiction

Addictions exist in countless forms and are manifest in the lives of many. From eating addictions to sexual addictions, the addiction itself is only a symptom of a greater root problem.  When my wife, Ruthie, was...

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Identity: A Vital Message to Believers

In my travels, speaking and mentoring, I have seen a serious deficiency of one of the most foundational principles of our faith—identity. Identity has many meanings, but I define identity in this context as knowing my...

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He didn't have to be good

Tonight I thought to share with you something profound to me that I have learned about God I call this He didn’t have to be good

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The Tyranny of People-pleasing: Stifling God in Your Life

The Tyranny of People-pleasing:  Stifling God in Your Life Inspiration for this teaching fell on me in church this past Sunday when I became aware of someone I know who is making inferior choices because of the fear of...

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CHAPTER 1 from "To Kill A Lion"

Chapter 1: Beginning Essentials For The Journey Life is Difficult.

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The Non-Passive Male

I recently taught on The Non Passive Male, We know men are not to be passive - but what does a non-passive male look like. You can watch it on our  YouTube channel:

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Peacekeeping or Peacemaking, The Gigantic Chasm

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God,” Matthew 5:9. I was chatting with a pastor when a topic arose that laid the way for him to make this profound comment: He said, “Many people in...

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Silver or Gold: A Lesson In Rest and Simplicity

Pictures: Throughout my life God has given me pictures and scenarios that He uses to guide me, remind me, and help me navigate through life. The following is a picture that changed my life. I hope it will change yours...

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