I’ve got a confession to make. While I’ve published three books on addictive/compulsive behavior—one a best-seller—spoken across the United States on the subject, discussed it on radio and television, met with men in groups and counseled individuals—in most cases, I’ve helped people manage their addiction/compulsion, not get free of it. Have you ever wondered why […]
There’s nothing wrong with eating bread when you’re hungry. And after fasting for forty days it wouldn’t have been wrong for Jesus to turn stones into bread and eat them—unless in doing so he acted independent of his Father. That’s what Satan wanted Jesus to do: exercise his power apart from faith in the Father. […]
When someone is placed under oath they swear to, “Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” The middle phrase is a problem for someone who wants to minimize what they’ve done. Most of us are okay admitting we did something wrong, as long as we can withhold the details. It’s one […]
Rosemont Road winds its way through Oregon hills. A vineyard hugs a hill to the south while grass covers the northerly hills. Three or four times a week for the last sixteen years I’ve driven down Rosemont Road on my way to meetings. For fourteen of those years I never saw a speed trap. That […]
I talk with a lot of guys who feel they’ve screwed their life up so badly they’ll never recover. The stories I’ve been told would break my heart if I wasn’t sure God delights in using men who’ve blown through their marriages, messed up their bodies, lost their jobs or gotten hooked on feminine beauties.
You see, I’m convinced God delights in using desperate and broken men in amazing and unpredictable ways.