Overcoming Fear L3

I am preparing to teach my final lesson at our youth group this Saturday night. It is a bitter sweet feeling. I am so sad to be leaving all of my dear friends here in Moldova but at the same time I am excited to be able to spend some time with my family back in the USA. My mom is very sick so I am glad to be able to comfort her and share God’s love with her so that she can be comforted by God in the midst of sickness. I am also happy and well as a little afraid about the newest missionary adventure that our family is embarking on. I need these lessons on overcoming fear as I am constantly attacked by my fears, especially while going through this transition. I would like to review the previous two lessons to get up to speed on this subject and introduce lesson 3. Before getting into the review, I want to ask you, “what are your fears at the moment?”. Continue reading

Boys, girls, flattery, and love oh my

563784_594851230530219_2124705527_nThe picture that you see to the left is a picture that I found on Facebook. I really like the message that is presented in the picture and decided to turn these teachings into an article with Biblical references, since all of these thoughts are actually Biblical teachings. We live in the age of pornography unfortunately, when boys and teens grow up viewing girls and women as objects of pleasure rather than equals, human beings who have great capacity and potential. I have written on the dangers of pornography and you can read it here. Most boys have viewed porn at least once by the time they are 11 years old. This marks them for the rest of their lives. That is why we need to reach out to teenage boys and young men, in order to teach them how to respect women as the equals that they are in the eyes of God. Continue reading