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Good Christian BitchesJune 9, 2013 · 0 Comments
“It’s really strange man. All they can talk about are GCBs.” I’m confused. I’ve heard this acronym before. It was a TV show or something that got cancelled, and then I remember. “Good Christian Bitches?” “Ha! What?! Noooooo….oh man that’s hilarious! Where’d you come up with that?” “It’s a TV show…I think.” “It stands for
Masculinity: Part 2June 9, 2013 · 0 Comments
“Does she ever remember you?” L.A. leans back, takes a sip of his beer, pauses, and stares off into the distance. He’s remembering something he’s long forgotten. A touch. A smile. Maybe the sound of her laugh. I repeat myself and break his trance. “Your wife…..does she ever remember who you are?” This breaks L.A.
.Masculinity.March 10, 2013 · 1 Comments
“Did you ever kill anyone?” 10 minutes ago I was greeted by screaming friends and family that looked eerily similar to an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition minus the tanned guy with perfectly groomed hair and highlights. Back to the question: “So did you ever kill anyone?”
The Biggest Lie I’ve Ever HeardMarch 10, 2013 · 0 Comments
Due to some valid points and concerns raised over this post, I’ve written a follow-up piece you can read here. “LOVE the sinner, but HATE the sin.” I hear that crap-tastic comment tossed around like it’s the mission statement of Christians everywhere for the 21st century. Any time I have students that go out and get hammered
How to be a 5 Star GuyMarch 10, 2013 · 0 Comments
“I’m gonna do it man…..I’m gonna tell her Dad” John says this with a pained nervousness in his voice. “….…this is gonna suck…..” “Yes it will John, but you want to be a man, right? Not some little boy that uses women?” I say this to taunt him. “But Sledge! This will be the first
Help! My Boyfriend’s An Idiot!February 7, 2013 · 0 Comments
My good friend, Chad Swanzy, once told me a story about the time he incredibly failed at being a husband. Chad, along with his beautiful wife and kids were heading out on vacation and were going to have to endure a cross-country trip with young children in the car screaming at the top of their lungs
The Phoenix – Rising From the Ashes (Audio)December 31, 2013 · 0 Comments
Growing up I felt I got lied to a lot by the American Church. Everyone was pretty. No one walked into church having marriage issues. No one had porn or alcohol issues. Nope. We were all pretty because what would people think if we actually came clean about where we struggled? Wouldn’t that “blow our
Ephesians (Part 9) – Dating and Marriage – AudioDecember 3, 2013 · 0 Comments
There is a travesty happening in the American Church. 90% of Americans will get married at some point in their life, but churches everywhere continue to only train people how to date well in their singleness that leads to young adults obsessed with the newest study looking for the silver bullet to put down the
Ephesians (Part 8) – Sleepwalkers – AudioNovember 28, 2013 · 0 Comments
In 1999 the movie the Matrix came out and many of us easily related to the feelings of the main character, Neo. Were we awake or really dreaming? Were we just drifting through life? Are we sleepwalking? Our memories only consist of truly important things and if we watched a movie of our lives play
Ephesians (Part 7) – Like a Child – AudioNovember 4, 2013 · 0 Comments
Often times when we look through scripture we can easily become discouraged as we look to lists of how “Christians are supposed to live”, yet at the same time we believe that it’s simple faith and not actions that saves us. Christians look at the list and know where they’re falling short repeatedly. Non-Christians see