I was speaking with my aunt recently and she was describing a massive breakthrough she had in her life to multiple monumental obstacles that, at the time, seemed insurmountable. She had been hurt terribly and a result she couldn’t forgive, she couldn’t love, she was severely depressed, and, she developed various physical ailments that were undoubtedly associated. Simply put, she couldn’t do life. In fact, she admittedly hated life.Read More
Virtually everywhere I go to speak at men’s gatherings, I hear the same complaint from men I get to know; “My wife is hassling me and I can’t take it any longer! What do I do?”
First, I understand that kind of pain and suffering. It can be unbearable.
Our church family is in deep trouble, and, our country is in deep trouble as a result. An epic war, such as our church family and the United States has never seen before, is taking place whereby each of us must individually and corporately choose and prove to live either by Christ’s ways, or, the world’s ways – it cannot be a little of both as each is in direct conflict with one another. The stakes could never be higher.Read More
Our dear brother, Scott Harritt, unexpectedly went home to heaven on August 14, 2019. Scott was a beloved AVENUE ministry leader for nearly two decades and a noble man of God.Read More
He took me by surprise. I had just finished speaking at a men’s conference on how men can be restored from sexual brokenness and as I was trying to find a place to relax, an energetic young man ran up to me and bear-hugged me.Read More
A man was shattered by his mother’s blame for everything wrong in her life, which was plenty. His entire family was now blaming him for his mother’s problems, yet, he wasn’t to blame. He began resenting and resisting spending time with his mother and family.Read More
A leader, in the midst of an economic downturn, called a fellow brother-in-Christ he hadn’t seen in quite a while to learn how he was doing. He wasn’t well. He had a myriad of financial, relational and attitudinal problems.Read More
There was a man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family. Money was tight, very tight.
Part of their last one hundred dollars (which was to be used for groceries and gasoline) was spent on gold wrapping paper, an act that triggered the husband’s anger in screaming at his wife for being wasteful. Later that evening he discovered their youngest child, all of five years old, had used all of the gold wrapping paper to wrap what looked to be a shoebox, an act that prompted him to grab her by one arm, jerk her into the air, and slap her hard several times.Read More
The old saying, “laughter is the best medicine” is proving true. A happy heart is like good medicine according to Proverbs 17:22a. As we progress through the often painful process of being restored to our God-designed destinies from the impact of sexual brokenness, we all too often overlook the importance of laughter.Read More
“I’ve been discovered. My double life has caused great damage and it’s like I’ve stabbed my wife in the heart, even disowned God. I’m ashamed. I fully own my betrayal, but I don’t know how to make things better.”Read More