My Armor: The Sex Talk

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[display_podcast]This week, we take a look at recent poll regarding the frequency of how many American women are living with their significant others before marriage. According to the study, nearly half of American women between the ages of 15-44 experienced their first experience union, or living with their loved one, was via co-habitation, not marriage.Now, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as “living together” before marriage is becoming more and more commonplace. And it makes sens … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 7: Russ Taff

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[display_podcast]Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Russ Taff calls into the show this week to discuss honesty in prayer, marriage, recovery and so much more!Russ loves the honesty found in Robert Duvall’s character in the 1998 movie, “The Apostle” (which featured his Grammy winning song, “Ain’t No Grave”) when he would say something like:“I screwed up again. Help me, Lord. That’s why you died – ‘cause I can’t do it without You.”Russ and I go back decades ago when we toure … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series 19: Dealing with Doubts, Part 3 with Brett Kunkle

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIn most people, unresolved pain leads to widespread anger in our lives.  Whether it’s from a broken family, pain caused by other Christians or other relational pain, there is huge potential for any unresolved pain to lead to anger and bitterness.  And this pain, anger and bitterness can cause you to walk away and reject God.So, what can we do about this?The first step is to take your pain to God. Psalm 139 … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 31: Helping Your Child Cope, Part 1: You Must Take Care of You

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[display_podcast]If you have ever flown, you know the emergency instruction to parents traveling with children is to first put the oxygen mask on yourself so you can then put it on your child.  You won’t be much good to them if you pass out from lack of oxygen.  You must take care of you so you can then take care of them.  So it is with coping with divorce.  You must take care of yourself so that you can be there for them.Your own recovery is vital to your children.  If you can be calm an … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Justice, Mercy, Grace & Cold Showers

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[display_podcast] 15 See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God (Hebrews 12:15) To understand the grace of God, first we need to understand a few other things:  justice and mercy.  Justice is getting what you deserve, mercy is not getting all you deserve, and grace is getting something that you don’t deserve at all.An example:  Let’s say we’re a star basketball player who violated curfew.  We show up the next day at practice and the coach lays down the law.  Justice is this:  we … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 23: Breaking Strongholds – Bowing Thoughts To Truth

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[display_podcast]In review, in the process of breaking strongholds, the first step is: 1. Recognizing your captor 2. Standing in Agreement with God. 3.  Tearing down the lies that wall paper your mind. 4. Putting up the truth Today we are talking about 5.  Bowing thoughts to truth and how to do it. Before we can get controlling thoughts out of our minds, they must become Christ controlled thoughts while still in our minds.  That is what the word means when it says to take every th … [Read more...]


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