Questions related to accountability
Freedom From Bondage
deliverance from hidden moral failure
Growing up, I had the typical “Leave It to Beaver” family. Mom stayed at home and made sure dinner was on the table at 5:30 when Dad walked through the door. I had one brother, one sister, and everything I could ask for—loving parents, a warm home, and all my needs met.
How Does Courtship Work?
concepts to consider for a successful courtship
Every individual, family, and situation is unique, and therefore, the process of each courtship is unique. What worked well for one couple might not be the best choice for another couple.
Keys to Taming Your Tongue
taking responsibility for your words
You probably know the pain of regretting words you have spoken: words of pride, dishonesty, envy, gossip, or anger. Although you can seek to restore bruised relationships through repentance and forgiveness, spoken words can never be retrieved.
Learning to Fear the Lord
deepen your awareness of God’s presence
The fear of the Lord is an awareness that you are in the presence of a holy, just, and almighty God and that He will hold you accountable for your motives, thoughts, words, and actions.
The Fear of the Lord
awareness of God’s presence and coming judgment
If we knew that all of our secret thoughts, words, and actions would be displayed publicly so that everyone could watch them and evaluate them, it would make a profound difference in the way we live!
Common Excuses for Not Asking for Forgiveness
avoiding God’s command to be reconciled
Sometimes when God asks us to do something, instead of obeying, we try to rationalize away the need to take action. With seeking forgiveness, our pride can get in the way, because asking for forgiveness requires us to humble ourselves before those we have offended.
Winning the War Against Lust
summoning reinforcements for individual “battles”
Accountability is more than going to a brother or sister in the Lord and confessing failure. Accountability is going to them in the middle of a battle, before we’ve fallen, and asking for their help.
finding freedom in repentance and confession
Probably because it seems unlikely, or trivial, or perhaps to ease the discomfort of finding they know a serial offender, some people laugh when I tell them that my otherwise happy childhood in the 1980s was marred by a brief crime spree.
Tips for Scripture Memorization
successfully store God’s Word in your heart
Memorization of Scripture equips you for daily meditation on God’s Word. It makes meditation possible anywhere, anytime—not just when it’s convenient to pull out a Bible.
Take Responsibility for Moral Failure
rebuilding a marriage damaged by hidden moral failure
When you come clean with your wife by confessing moral failures, you will have a feeling of euphoria. It will seem as though hundreds of bricks have been taken off of your shoulders. You will even feel free physically, because hiding your sin affects your entire body, soul, and spirit.