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Fear Can Sabotage Your Life

Deacon Janenne Irene Pung

Deacon Janenne Irene Pung

Tom grew up in a warzone. Nobody was safe inside the walls of his “home.” While young, he began making excuses for being out—activities, work, whatever. Instead of going to birthday parties and playing sports, he hung out on the streets, hiding the truth.

While out and about, though, he wasn’t searching for something better. He was simply living life on his terms.

“I don’t need anyone. Dreams were stupid.” His attitude was as dark as home.

Though everyone considered him tough as nails, he secretly saw himself as damaged goods. This was the hand he’d been dealt.

Fear as a way of life.

Tom would say he wasn’t afraid of anyone or anything, but fear was masked by the anxiety of when the next snap would come, when the next session of abuse would leave him feeling hated, helpless and alone.

While younger than most, he moved out on his own. But every time he found something good, he waited for the bottom to fall out.

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Jillian Wilhelm

Jillian Wilhelm

Kind of a shocking title to see on a church blog, huh? Well, the truth is that sex is an issue that is dealt with inside and outside of the church. Sex can be a beautiful, loving time of intimacy, but if it’s done carelessly, sex can result in a world of hurt.

I was talking to a friend about sex the other day.

Don’t judge me – let’s be real here, whether you’re a Christian or not, sex is an issue that adults are facing and it just isn’t useful to try to push it aside because it can be uncomfortable to talk about.

Back to the story. We started talking about how a person can be healed from brokenness, hurt or vulnerability that can come with sex – or even how to just feel clean before you enter a new or your first marriage covenant.

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