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Rekindling Your “First Love” for the Lord

remember, repent, and do the “first works”
When a person receives Christ as his Savior, he experiences the delight of “first love” for the Lord. God’s Spirit witnesses with his spirit that he is a child of God (see Romans 8:16), and this newfound relationship brings great joy and freedom.

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.

Marriage Restoration: No Wasted Pain

learning to live in the grip of the Father’s love
In August of 2006, I came to the point of desperation in my marriage. I felt no hope for experiencing the marriage that I wanted and that I felt God wanted for Ron and me—a marriage that honored Him.

Ideas for an Hour of Prayer

divide the time between several aspects of prayer
Are you able to pray for an extended time without running out of things to say or falling asleep? One way to overcome these obstacles is to learn to delight in different types of prayer and to devote time on a regular basis to fellowshipping with God in these unique ways.

The Importance of Confession

openness and brokenness in marriage
The enemy will do all he can to keep us from being open with our spouse about our sexual failures. Satan will convince us that confessing them will only bring hurt and confusion, that God has already forgiven us, and that it’s a sin of the past that has been dealt with.

Our Choices Affect Our Children

moral purity provides protection
When Satan binds a father through hidden sin, he is free to enter the lives of each family member to torment them. Struggles in a child’s life such as rebellion, lying, fears, moral failures, and other problems are often a direct result of hidden sins in the father’s life.

Find Freedom From Lust

victory is possible through Jesus Christ
Sin in our lives is similar to a ring in a bull’s nose. Just as the ring empowers the owner to lead the bull around at his own will, so Satan is able to lead us wherever he pleases when we allow sin to stay in our lives.

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.

A Pathway to Freedom

finding freedom and restoration through Jesus Christ
My childhood was unpredictable. Through the influence of alcohol, violence, and abuse, those years held little stability for me, and I became depressed and lonely. When stepfathers came into my life in steady succession, weekly visits to the therapist became routine.

Serial Shoplifting

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.

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