transparency

I simply loved watching this video – to see people really lay it all out on a piece of cardboard on their challenges and how God has touched them over it. Something like this I’d love to see in the men’s [growth] group that is being starting up… a real openness to be real about our struggles and be able to talk about them. Not everyone will be willing to do this – I know. But when it comes down to it – it appears to me that a lot of people are really yearning not for more rules and “religion” on the topic of God and belief and faith, but an openness within a church community.

[H/T In My White Frame of Mind]

I’ll be real and lay a huge struggle of mine out there that God has shown that freedom is possible: pornography. Honestly, this really should be no huge surprise for any guy. I can’t say I’m confident that this will never be a struggle ever again – because it will always be there. Kind of like what they say about being an alcoholic: the choice to not drink is daily – the lure always there; same goes here. I’ve written a few times on this topic…

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4 responses to “transparency

  1. Kudos to being transparent. It takes a lot of courage to do that. I’m praying for you.

  2. I’m blessed to know you Mr H. As we confess … He is Faithful. – td

  3. Wasn’t this amazing!!! I posted it on my blog yesterday too. My husband would ditto your struggle. He totally knows what that is like, but God is constantly leading Him out. It’s a process, and never just a sealed deal. But it’s been a year and a half now. He’s determined not to live in that bondage again. Thanks for your transparency. It will reach others.

  4. I would agree about it never being “just a sealed deal”. It’s good that you are willing to have the view you have; it would probably be much easier to just look at it as something “you shouldn’t do and that’s that”, which only will make a guy keep the issue under wraps and hidden like 99.9% of guys do.

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