Promise Keepers Panel Session

Guard Your Heart

  • Valiant Men
  • Hosted by Paul Subritzky

Sexual Purity

  • Stay accountable to other men.
  • Picture your wife when she was 2 years old: she requires your love, affirmation & protection.  Nothing has changed.
  • Pride, pennies and petticoats: will bring down any pastor.  Stay open and real (but be careful to whom you confide.  Don’t share intimate details with other members of the opposite sex.)
  • Hebrews 2:18 – Christ was tempted in every area we are tempted.  He was absolutely holy and resisted successfully.  Emulate Him.
  • The hardest thing with accountability is asking a straight question.  Most men, when asked a straight question, will not lie.
  • As with sugar, fat & alcohol, so also with sexual immorality: if you feed on it, you feed the need.  If you starve it, you half it.
  • Pornography is unhealthy because it feeds unhealthy fantasies.  “The girls who will do that, will not strengthen your marriage.”
  • What impact would that affair cause?  Pain to your wife and loss of faith/salvation of your children.  It’s just not worth it.

Prayer

  • What areas of my life need to change?
  • How can I help others?

Action

  • What do I have to put in place to guard my heart?
  • On an unrelated matter, I’ve just been confronted by a dear Christian brother, about my METTLE blog being too confrontational.  I’ve been hearing this a bit recently, and I do want to change.  I don’t want to compromise on Truth, but I want to speak the Truth in Love, not with a 4×2.  I’m allowed my opinions, but how do I bring them without being unnecessarily offensive?  For example, I’ve recently posted against Psychotropic drugs.  Now I don’t actually hold a strong opinion against, them, merely an intellectual assent to the negative view of them.  But I unnecessarily antagonised another Christian brother over it.  That was not my intent.  I apologise unreservedly.

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