Top Posts for May 2013

In case you missed them, here are the posts that generated the most traffic in the last month:

  1. 21 Skills of Great Preachers
  2. Bring our Child Home from Ethiopia & Serve a Widow
  3. My Notes from Preach Better Sermons
  4. Be Sensitive on Mother’s Day
  5. 15 Ways to Improve Your Marriage
  6. Is Love a Choice or a Feeling (And Why it Matters)
  7. 8 Ways to Know Your Reading is Too Limited
  8. How a Wife Handles Her Husband’s Sexual Addiction
  9. My Notes from Preach the Word 2013
  10. 3 Things Make a Sermon Great

Top Posts of March 2013

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In case you missed them, here are the top posts for the last month:

  1. 15 Ways to Improve Your Marriage
  2. Is Love a Choice or a Feeling (And Why it Matters)
  3. Tuesday Morning Book Review || The Power of Habit
  4. My Journey of Losing Weight
  5. Jeff Gordon Pulls a Prank
  6. How a Wife Handles Her Husband’s Sexual Addiction
  7. Jack Welch’s 6 Rules of Leadership
  8. Responding to the Same-Sex Marriage Debate as a Christian
  9. Stop Giving Him an Out
  10. Interacting with the Opposite Sex as a Pastor

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Top Posts of April 2012

In case you missed them, here are the top posts for the month of April:

  1. Tim Keller on Writing a Sermon
  2. The 4 Types of Friends a Pastor Should Have
  3. 15 Ways to Improve Your Marriage
  4. How a Wife Handles Her Husband’s Porn/Sexual Addiction
  5. The Next 100 Days
  6. Adoption Puzzle
  7. Seasons in Life & Leadership
  8. Sifted: Pursuing Growth Through Trials, Challenges & Disappointments
  9. My Journey of Losing Weight
  10. Interacting with the Opposite Sex as a Pastor

Top Posts of March 2012

In case you missed them, here were the top posts for March 2012:

  1. How a Wife Handles Her Husband’s Sexual/Porn Addiction
  2. Preach Better Sermons
  3. The Next 100 Days
  4. Book Recommendations for Dealing with Porn, Sexual Addiction, and Adultery
  5. The Role of Men in the Family
  6. What Attracts People to Church?
  7. 15 Ways to Improve Your Marriage
  8. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs
  9. Truth
  10. Q: Preaching to Believers & Seekers

Top Posts of October 2011

In case you missed them, here are the top posts for October, 2011:

  1. Barefoot Church
  2. What Attracts People to Church
  3. The Role of Men in the Family
  4. Planning a Preaching Calendar
  5. Q: What Would you Tell a Wife Whose Husband is Addicted to Porn?
  6. Discipling Video
  7. How to Know You are Being Divisive (And Sinning)
  8. 15 Ways to Improve Your Marriage
  9. Is Love a Choice or a Feeling (And Why it Matters)
  10. Music Monday: Gungor’s Brother Moon

Recommended Resources on Dating, Being Single, Marriage, Porn or Sexual Addiction, Healing from Abuse and a lot More

I often get asked about resources I’d recommend when it comes to dating, marriage, sexual addiction, healing from abuse, past relationships, meeting your spouse’s needs, etc. To go along with the series The Vow, we also published a list of recommended resources to help you. Here are some of the resources:

Biblical Womanhood

Biblical Manhood

Marriage

Dating

Sex

Porn & Sexual Addiction

Parenting

Family Worship

Moving from Your Past


[1] This website is a resource for those who need accountability or are looking for help in being free from a porn addiction.

Links of the Week

  1. America, Christmas and Jesus. What Americans believe about Christmas and how they celebrate it.
  2. If you or someone you know is struggling with a porn addiction or know of a marriage that porn is destroying, here are some great resources to help with that. In the fall of 2009, Katie and I did a sermon together on porn addiction and what it does to marriages and it is still our most downloaded sermon at Revolution. You can get it here. Katie also did a series of blog posts for the wives of husbands dealing with a porn addiction that are definitely worth reading.
  3. Was Jesus really born? Here is a helpful article to answer that question.
  4. Michael Lukaszewski on Lazy Leaders. This is one of the differences between leaders who get things and leaders who don’t. Church planters, people don’t want to follow someone who is lazy.
  5. Lots of people do top 10 lists for music, books and movies at the end of the year. Here are my top 10 albums of the year. Two friends of mine, who I trust when it comes to music also posted their lists. See their’s here:  Brent Thomas and Steve McCoy.

Links of the Week

  1. The Role of Vision Casting in Preaching. I was talking with D.J. about this the other day. Very few pastors understand the power they have when they preach in terms of leadership and vision casting. Their preaching sets the tone for the church.
  2. “Sexual Detox” is now available. This is a great little book on porn, sexuality from a man’s perspective. If you are struggling with porn, this is definitely worth picking up.
  3. Collide Magazine on Who do you create for. This is a great question that many worship leaders and pastors never ask, let alone answer. If you don’t know who will be in your audience this weekend, how do you know who you are speaking to, what their needs are and what and how you will need to communicate.
  4. Justin Holcomb on 12 ways to make your teaching and writing anti-Christian. Sadly many pastors and churches these.
  5. C.J. Mahaney on The humbling power of cross-centered thinking.
  6. Al Mohler on Christianity and Yoga. This was a really helpful and thorough article. I practice yoga, but don’t meditate or pray or look for energy when I do it, for me it is about stretching and staying limber as I grow older. According to Mohler, “I don’t do yoga, I do stretching.” It is a helpful distinction and I think Christians need to be aware of where yoga came from and what it is really all about and be careful, but I also don’t think that it is wrong for a Christian to practice yoga.
  7. Steven Furticks book Sun Stand Still is only $6.99 on amazon. This was one of the best books I read all year and easily one of the best on the topics of faith and prayer. If you want a book to challenge to have big faith, pray big prayers and believe in a big God, this is the book.
  8. I’m hoping that Apple will block the new iPhone “pimp” app. Read more about it here and how to tell Apple to block it. This would be disastrous for the fight against sex trafficking if they allowed this app to be put on the iPhone.
  9. Ben Roethlisberger is back at practice. This makes me so happy.
  10. Men’s Health 20 Best Weight loss tips. Many of these have helped me over the last 2 years lose over 100 pounds.