Category Archives: Emptiness

Pornography: 50% or More of Christian Men View Porn Once a Month

And now as you feel these feelings, you experience going through stages of behavioral change.  You see your desires working for you.

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More than 50% of Christian men look at porn once a month.

Sexual cravings

Porn addict’s appetite

Pleasure draws him to

Hunger drives him on

His appetite works for him

Satisfaction rules

 Unsatisfied need

His desire longs for pleasure

Pain fills his being

He yearns after peace

God satisfies his longing

He finds liberty

Meditation

Proverbs 16:26

26 He that laboureth,

laboureth for himself;

for his mouth craveth it of him.

Thanks,

Dale

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Sexual Addiction: No-Nonsense Advice

Featured imageDesire without knowledge is not good—how much more will hasty feet miss the way! (Proverb 19:2, 2011, NIV).

I am 62 years old.  Quite often, I wondered about my youth–how things could have been.

Back then, I would get excited about any new skills that I had developed.  Public speaking was one.

I remembered a time when a pastor asked me to speak to his church.

At the end of the talk, people came to the altar seeking peace.  Because of that one incident, I thought about being a pastor.

At the time, I was on and off pornography.  Now, I believe that I did well at the church because I needed peace.

Now, I am grateful that nothing came of that type of work.

Having a sexual addiction, I fear what would have happened to the people I was to serve.

Now, I am retired; or, as my therapist calls it, “Re-fired!”  The 2014 year has been the best one of my life.

Sobriety has helped me to see clearly.

Now, my feelings from gratitude are profound.

No-nonsense advice: Get Sober.

YOU ARE WORTH IT!

Thanks,

Dale

Reference

Proverb 19:2. (2011). Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.  Biblica, Inc.®. Retrieved from https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs19%3A2&version=NIV.

What Removes Empty Feelings?

 

Your Duty

Duty and Peace

Devotionals for Men and Women: These Devotions Fill the Empty Spot with Peace. 

“What’s the Whole Duty of Man?”

Ecclesiastes 12:13

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this the whole duty of man.”

What does it mean to fear God?

Meaning: Having feelings of deep reverence for Him, a profound sense of awe and obeisant respect for God’s ultimate power over your life are a few ways to “fear God” in your life.

What does it mean to keep His commandments?

Meaning: Attune oneness with God and His creation. Loving God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind, and loving your neighbor as yourself are the two commandments Jesus mentioned in Mark Chapter 12, verses 29-31.

How do you get the feelings of attune oneness with God? Showing gratitude is one way.

For me, sometimes, I make a list of 21 things I am thankful. When I get to the last 3 or 4 things I am thankful for, I feel a joy rise up in me. Then, I fill peace.

I am no longer empty.

To your peace,

Dale