What does it mean to have self-control?
When asked this question, the general answer typically has something to do with depriving oneself or avoiding something in order to achieve a desired result. 349 more words
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 ESV)
This popular Proverb is often misunderstood to mean that if parents do everything “right” the child will turn out “right.” In some Christian circles it means the child is guaranteed to follow the Lord later in life if the parents take the right steps. 915 more words
I am not thin. In fact, to some I am just the opposite. Throughout my life, there were those who teased me about my weight; I’ve been told that no one could love me, rejected in a culture that loves beauty and skinny, experienced anorexia and bulimia, tried every diet I could afford, experienced guilt because one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit is self-control and it seems sadly lacking in this area of my life. 821 more words