Why Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Love Is Patient, But I'm Not: Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

Have you ever gone through the Love chapter as some people call it – 1 Corinthians 13 – and read it aloud, but replacing the words “love” or “it” with your own name?


So, for example, I would read it this way – Dustin is patient and kind; Dustin does not envy or boast; Dustin is not arrogant or rude. Dustin does not insist on his own way. Sooo, you get the point right? The point is that this text humbles us, doesn’t it? We’re reading something that we know is not entirely true.

Well, today, we start a brand new series with someone who has lots of stories on humility. Christopher West is a best selling author, speaker, teacher and world-renowned expert on John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body”. Christopher’s exposition on how the human body magnifies and glorifies God is something that everyone should hear. His writings are deeply Biblical, Christ-centered and at the end of the day quite profound.

If you are not familiar with the name Christopher West or Pope John Paul II’s work on the Theology of the Body, you are in for a real treat. Let me point you to his website – www.ChristopherWest.com. We’ve had Christopher on the show several years ago, discussing his book, “Fill These Hearts” and this week we get to see a personal side of Christopher with his new book titled, “Love Is Patient, But I’m Not: Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist”

On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we’ll discuss:

  1. The gap of what were called to be and where we are.
  2. How God works in reality
  3. Taking an honest inventory of my life

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Can you relate to not wanting to wait? Of course. I don’t know about you, but I’m the kind of guy that thinks putting a frozen burrito in the microwave for 30 seconds is too long!

If you want to read what God has to say about waiting, open up your Bible to the Psalms.  If there is one word that wraps up those 150 chapters, it would be “wait”.

Psalm 27:13-14 – I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Psalm 33:20 – Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 130:5 – I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.

Tomorrow, we’ll continue our conversation with Christopher West and his new book “Love Is Patient, But I’m Not: Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist”.  We’ll learn Christopher’s turning point in his marriage and how that applies to you.

The Gay Christian Identity: Born This Way

The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond

Are people born gay?


Today, we wrap up our series titled, “The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond.” My guest is Joe Dallas, and our conversation is taken from that webinar series of the same name. Joe is also a conference speaker and ordained pastoral counselor. He’s the Program Director of Genesis Biblical Counseling, which is a counseling ministry for men dealing with sexual addiction and other sexual/relational problems. 

Today, we discuss homosexuality from several different perspectives. The first deals with homosexuality hitting home with a child admitting or thinking that they are gay. And the second aspect is that from a physiological nature – are people born gay?

On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we’ll discuss:

  1. The difference in your children being minors and gay
  2. Why homosexuality is not chosen, but discovered.
  3. Debunking the “born this way” lie.

Final Thoughts:

I would encourage you to keep pressing on this topic of homosexuality and the resources that Joe Dallas has are wonderful. 

Don’t forget about his webinar this Saturday, February 3 at 10 am PST.  It’s from The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond series. He’ll be discussing marriages that have been damaged by sexual sin.

Jesus and the Homosexual

The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond

What did Jesus actually say about homosexuality?


Today, we continue with our series titled, “The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond.” My guest is Joe Dallas and our conversation is taken from his webinar series. Joe is also a conference speaker and ordained pastoral counselor. He’s the Program Director of Genesis Biblical Counseling, which is a counseling ministry for men dealing with sexual addiction and other sexual/relational problems. 

Today we dive into the words of Jesus. Did Jesus ever say anything about homosexuality? Why or why not? Why does it matter?  Well, let’s find out!

On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we’ll discuss:

  1. Is the Bible your ultimate authority for life?
  2. Have we replaced doctrine for entertainment?
  3. Why reform must happen before revival.

Final Thoughts:

I want to read the passage that Joe just quoted. It comes from John 15:18-25:

“If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.  The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.  Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you.  They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me. They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin.  Anyone who hates me also hates my Father.  If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty. But as it is, they have seen everything I did, yet they still hate me and my Father.  This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures: ‘They hated me without cause.’

Let’s remember friend, that Jesus was murdered because He didn’t just speak truth; He is truth. If you take a stand for Biblical sexuality and traditional marriage, the world will hate you. You can bank on that, but remember the words of Jesus – Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you.

I would encourage you to visit www.JoeDallas.com and sign up for his webinar coming up on Saturday, February 3.  It’s from The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond series. He’ll be discussing Marriages that have been damaged by sexual sin.

Tomorrow we’ll continue our conversation with Joe Dallas as we ask the question, “My child just told me that they’re gay, now what?

Should I Stay Or Go? (My Invite To A Same-Sex Wedding)

The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond

Should I Stay Or Go? (My Invite To A Same-Sex Wedding)


Today, we start a brand new series. It’s called, “The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond.” My guest is Joe Dallas. If that name sounds familiar to you, and I pray it does, you may remember Joe’s interview several years ago in his book – “The Gay Gospel? How Pro-Gay Advocates Misread The Bible”. Joe has also authored several other books like, “The Complete Christian Guide To Understanding Homosexuality” When Homosexuality Hits Home and Speaking of Homosexuality.

Joe is also a conference speaker and ordained pastoral counselor. He’s the Program Director of Genesis Biblical Counseling, which is a counseling ministry for men dealing with sexual addiction and other sexual/relational problems. 

So let’s dive right in with my interview with Joe Dallas and discuss the most pressing questions that our culture has about homosexuality.

On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we’ll discuss:

  1. Should I attend a same-sex wedding?
  2. How and why Joe’s position on gay marriage has changed.
  3. Can a homosexual really change?

Final Thoughts:

I love listening to Joe Dallas, and here’s why – there are some Christian leaders who can discuss (in love) homosexuality, and there are other Christian leaders who can debate it in truth.

But Joe (and this is so important to understand) has an authority on the subject of homosexuality that very few people have. He has something that most Christian leaders desperately need, and that is conviction.  When Joe speaks, you can hear the sincerity in his voice and the Holy Spirit love that is in his heart. He knows, that he knows, that he knows – that what he says is God’s truth.  Why?  Because he lived it. He experienced both the pain of the homosexual lie and the truth of God’s grace. 

Jesus says this in Matthew 7:24-29

 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.  The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock.  And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!” Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching,  for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

People who heard Jesus knew that he was different. He had authority and conviction.

Are you a Christian who is not convicted that what the Word of God has to say about homosexuality is truly true because of our culture?  Well, I would encourage you to visit www.JoeDallas.com and order some books and sign up for this webinar coming up on Saturday, February 3.

God Doesn’t Blush

21 Days To Sexual Purity

If you had just one thing that contributed to staying sexual sober, what would that be?


On today’s show, we’ll wrap up our conversation with author and pastor Deon Thomas from The King’s Sanctuary in Kingston, Jamaica. We have been discussing his devotional workbook titled, “21 Days to Sexual Purity: A Biblical Devotional For Overcoming Sexual Temptations”.

Today’s show is on the importance of prayer. You’ve heard me say many times that when you read God’s Word, you’re listening to his voice and prayer is an extension of that time.

I was once asked during one of my workshops, “If you had just one thing that contributed to staying sexual sober, what would that be?” My answer was and is immediate. It’s prayer. God changes you from the inside out when you spend time with Him by reading His Word over and over from cover to cover.

On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we’ll discuss:

  1. The importance of prayer
  2. How do we pray not to fall into temptation
  3. Prayer techniques for those of us who struggle with prayer

Final Thoughts:

Are you celebrating your little victories as you walk in purity? Things that you might not find as significant – like praying for help when tempted, instead of yielding to the temptation. Or maybe it’s reaching out to your purity partner via text asking for prayer.

These things may seem insignificant, but they are not! You’re implementing godly disciplines instead of doing the same old thing that you’ve always done. The Apostle Paul says it this way in Ephesians 4:17-24

With the Lord’s authority, I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused.  Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.  They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure and eagerly practice every kind of impurityut that isn’t what you learned about Christ.  Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception.  Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

Did you know that the average born-again Christian spends more time in one evening watching television, surfing the Internet or playing video games than an entire week reading the Bible?  What’s my point? Well, just a little common sense, and observation, you’ll never truly be righteous and holy by watching “Dancing With The Stars.”

What’cha think?