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Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on July 22, 2016

Daily MannaAs you read God’s Word, read it with Expectancy that He will do everything He says. I know through the course of my reading I read about how God says He will take care of this, He will move this from my life; Make way and preparation for the coming of the Lord is at hand; I will protect you from the fiery darts of the wicked; all of these and so much more He says, that I’ve come to expect that from Him because He is good, Holy and righteous like that. He never breaks a promise and He’s always true to His Word. He’s never failed me or anyone.  I’ve learned to trust His Word because always comes through. He’s never late, but He’s always right on time, His timing. So I want to encourage you as you read His Word, to expect everything God says He will do because He is faithful and just. He is a faithful God from the very beginning. Know in your heart that Jesus will see us through no matter what we face in this life, He is there and will always be there.

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My Question Is . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 5, 2015

my questionMy Question Is . . . .

“My husband is in recovery from years of watching porn. I want to support him in all his efforts but I don’t see any change in the behavior. As a matter of fact, I’m seeing the same behaviors of years past and chances are he’s still watching it. How can and do I let him know I want to see him set free form this?

First of all, you’re probably right, he’s still watching porn. When the mind changes and the heart is transformed the behavior changes. Depending on how long he has been watching porn, that “relationship” will feel to him like the first girl he ever fell in love with; he’ll never want to leave her! It’s not about the relationship, it’s about the heart and what he gives his thoughts and desires to. Since he has been in recovery, you might want to check out what kind of structure does he have in his life. What I mean by that is this: does he have a prayer life; does he spend time with God every day; does he have accountability in his life; and is he surrounded by men of spiritual integrity who will keep him accountable to every moment in his life. These are some things that are evident in the lives of men in recovery who are moving forward in their efforts. You also might want to encourage him to look into a support group that focuses on those characteristics with follow-up and follow-through 24/7. As for your support and encouragement, just continue to do just that, be there for him when the struggles are overwhelming but also you should look into getting connected with a support group for the wives of the husbands who struggle in this area because they are out there. These types of group will give you some understanding, some wisdom as well as some counsel in how to help your husband, as well as show you how to protect yourself, your family from the behaviors because sometimes they can get pretty outrageous and collateral damage is one of the consequences. So you’ll need some guidance and direction in supporting your husband if you truly want to see him set free. I sincerely hope this was helpful. Many wives get lost in the shame, the guilt and eventually end up being a co-dependent to their husbands. And this can happen on the other side as well.

 

 

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Accountability – Tool #3: Responsibility

Posted by Men of Redemption on March 16, 2015

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RECOVERY PROCESS responsibility

TOOL #3: RESPONSIBILITY

“The state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one’s power, control, or management. an instance of being responsible.”

During recovery, we need to take responsibility for our actions and our choices. Being accountable means confessing that you have a part to play or contribute towards the growing relationship with those whom you commit to be accountable. We should proclaim that they can and will count on me to follow through with any agreement that is stated and subscribed to. When we do our part, it helps develop continuity, dependability upon one another to get the job done, to reach the goal of mutual understanding. Without accepting responsibility, we put those around us in confusion, not knowing if we will be there and give all we can to further the course to completion. We can’t look at each and wonder if they’re doing their part. We need to concentrate, focus on doing what we can, and with that mindset in everyone we can achieve anything we put our hearts and minds to. In all that we do, it will help us tremendously if we place our trust in God, and He will guide us in being trustworthy.

VERSE HELP:

“Arise, for this matter is your responsibility. We also are with you. Be of good courage, and do it.”  –  EZRA 10:4

THIS WEEK’S ENCOURAGEMENT:

Make a decision and share with your accountability partners “I will do everything that’s required of me, and believe God will strengthen me to carry it out in fulfillment!” Ask God to fill you with His Spirit and empower you for victory to overcome.

 

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