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The Prison of the Mind

We are trapped in a prison of our own making. Our habits, beliefs, traditions, and perceptions are prison bars of slavery. Our only hope is to trust in a set of habits, beliefs, traditions, and perceptions that are formed through Jesus Christ. 463 more words

Chad Spriggs

ramblings about life, parenting, affairs …

I would never ever change that I had children, or the man I had children with…

Are children sometimes the reason people have affairs?  The loss of self in the demands of children. 1,218 more words


The Lesson of the Cups and Pipes

If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time at all, you are probably familiar with the song: “Fill My Cup, Lord.”

“Fill my cup, Lord.

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Samson and the Pirate Monks

I’ve been reading Nate Larkin book about struggling with Christian Faith and sex/porn addiction. I’ve cried through most of it because it feels like I wrote every page of it. 63 more words

Sexual Addiction

An opportunity missed

My wife and I seldom have sex. That’s really not very normal for a woman who is barely 30 and a man who is in his 40’s. 406 more words

Sexual Addiction

The Stanford Marshmallow Test - Civilization and its Discontents

A great discussion this week during a training session on conflict management and optimising communication by Professor Johan Le Roux, as part of a leadership course for our School of Medicine’s Heads of Departments we initiated when I began my current job, got me thinking of Sigmund Freud’s ground-breaking book ‘Civilization and its Discontents’ which I read in my late thirties and which made a significant impression on me. 1,618 more words



For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life —is not from the Father but is from the world. 974 more words

1 John