10 Things to Look for Before Entering a Relationship

Are you looking for that special someone? Are you in the dating process? Aside from this sounding like some gimmick advertisement, I promise you I will not be offering you a special recipe to make all of your wildest dreams come true. However, over the past couple of months as I went through a “dating…

10 Tips For Successful Relationships

Want to win in relationships? Here are a few tips. One thing you should know is that I am not an expert.  I learn new things about dating, relationships, and marriage everyday.  These are just a few of the many things I’ve learned and hopefully these will help some of you have richer relationships. Note: these…

9 Real Struggles Christians Face

  I am not working to project these struggles onto all of Christians, but I have recognized some of the struggles that have risen up in my own life as my faith has progressed and have come to realize that I am not alone. Maybe you can relate? 1. Trying to be perfect We all…

10 Christian Stereotypes I Hate

I hate when people assume certain things about me without getting to know who I am. You probably hate that too! Whenever people figure out I am a pastor at a Christian church, they tend to always assume the following: 1. Cussing around me is a no-no. Really? I’m honored that you feel the need…

It Is Okay To Mess Up

We all mess up.  Some of us pretend like we don’t, but in one way or another, we do.  I just want to let you know that it’s okay.  I mess up, I repent of it, and I move on because shame doesn’t live here anymore. Lately, in the church-world news, there have been a few…

I Quit Trying to Be Better Than You

That’s it. You win. If life is me compared to you then I am giving you the trophy. I have spent my whole life always trying to be better than someone else. Whether it is sports or school, love or recreation, it has always been a competition to be better than everyone else. From the beginning,…

Porn Kills

As a 7-year old boy I distinctly remember my first pornographic image as I browsed over the new territory of an unfamiliar house.  I can still remember the image clear as day as it was scarred into my mind.  When you’re 7-years old and you see something like that, you aren’t really sure how to…

A letter to My Children

To My Daughter: Hello Beautiful, I am writing to you because I love you.  I don’t know your name yet.  I don’t know the depth of your beauty or the brightness of your smile.  I don’t know the purity of your heart or the beauty of your soul.  I don’t know if you will act…

10 People I Love Most

I love people.  I really do.  I love meeting new people and I love building relationships with the people that I already know.  However, as most of you will agree, some people are hard to love. Being honest, the original idea behind this post was going to be “People I Love the Least,” highlighting the kinds…

My Jewish Roommate

I am a Christian.  I have been for almost 7-years now.  If you’ve ever been to church or have Christian friends, you probably know that Christianity puts a big emphasis on evangelism.  Evangelism is a fancy word for “telling people about Christianity.”  Christianity isn’t the only religion with this focus, in fact, tons of religions…

16 Tips for the GentleWomen

After reading my 28 Tips for the Gentlemen, a lot of women have asked me if I have any tips for them.  I tried to come up with a few and you may be surprised that a lot of the same concepts apply to both sides.  Here are some of the things I believe make an…

The World Needs You

Maybe you were like me as a Jr. High student and you wanted to be “cool.” Being “cool” looks like a lot of different things in a lot of different places, but I think most Jr. High kids want to fit in, make friends, and be  “cool.” This isn’t really limited to Jr. High, sometimes…