5 First Dates Everyone Should Go On

Dating can be fun or dating can be awkward, it all depends on how you do it. I’m a big fan of dating because you get to know what you like, what works well with you, and what is important to you. Here are a list of the first five dates I think everyone should…

8 Ways to Win at Life

Win at life? What does “winning at life” even mean? Truthfully, its a relative term that everyone sees through a different scope. Some call it money, others call it family. It might be what you accomplish while you’re here or maybe the things you leave behind when you go. Embrace some of these ideas and you…

The Man in the Mirror

“F*cking Idiot” “Chauvinistic a**hole” “Sexist hypocrite” “False Prophet” “Fake” “Blasphemer” “Unbeliever” “I would never attend your church” “You deserve to be alone” “God is disappointed in you” “You are leading people astray” “You’re not what I expected” “God is ashamed of you”  and my personal favorite…  “Atheist!!!” These are literally quotes from a few of…

How to Write Blogs People Actually Read

There are a lot of bloggers out there, but not all of those blogs have a lot of readers. Are you interested in writing blogs that people actually read? I’m definitely no expert, but I have learned a few tips and tricks along the way that I am more than happy to share. The first…

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…