What Are You Consuming?

Neal Pollard A 17-year-old girl had a stomach ache so bad that she had to go to the hospital. She had lost her appetite, she could barely walk, and doctors for three years had simply given her pain medicine for her inexplicable abdominal issues. The girl’s family had paid over $7000 in medical tests to … Continue reading What Are You Consuming?

THE MEDIA SEXUALIZATION OF OUR GIRLS

Neal Pollard In 2008, M. Gigi Durham wrote a blunt book entitled: The Lolita Effect: the Media Sexualization Of Young Girls And What We Can Do About It. Durham is not at all writing from a Christian worldview, being a militant, secular feminist instead. In the book, she writes about several myths created by the … Continue reading THE MEDIA SEXUALIZATION OF OUR GIRLS

PURER YET AND PURER

Neal Pollard While this song is not one of our "toe tappers," it is meant to be reflective. What a challenge it presents to us, too! Johann Wolfgang Goethe wrote the poem during Napoleon's heyday and Anne R. Bennett translated the lyrics a full decade before the Civil War, but the words are perhaps more … Continue reading PURER YET AND PURER

The Vicious Cycle Of Pornography

Neal Pollard Dr. Les Parrott III, in the book Helping the Struggling Adolescent, discusses the four-step cycle of pornography addiction. It is (1) preoccupation (with thoughts and a search for sexual material), (2) ritualization (the specific, immoral routine), (3) compulsive sexual behavior (the culminating act), and (4) despair (utter hopelessness or powerless about one's behavior).  … Continue reading The Vicious Cycle Of Pornography

The Difference Between Love And Lust

Neal Pollard Some years ago, Elvis Huffard discussed some fundamental differences between love and lust. In chart form, he drew them out for consideration. Here they are: Love                                                       … Continue reading The Difference Between Love And Lust