Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that can’t wait for this slow-moving train wreck called 2020 to end.
I have recently written on three relationship destroyers (of ANY relationship — romantic, friendship, familial, work-related, social media, etc.)
The first is outcome dependence. (This one also applies to people who have lost their marbles because of an election outcome.)
The second is offering unsolicited advice.[Continue Reading…]
Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that was created because the typical Christian blog is boring.
Social media, in all of its brilliance, glory, fakery, and viciousness, has turned everyone into an expert.
I never knew that Joe the carpenter is a high-level specialist in infectious diseases.
Just look at his Facebook page. There’s no question that he’s an expert (at least in his own mind).
Pamela the church secretary is an epidemiologist.
Who knew?[Continue Reading…]
Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that thinks Just Friends is the best comedy ever made, or close to it.
First, if you are one of those sad souls who has post-election woes right now, READ LAST WEEK’S ARTICLE. It should cure you within hours.
We live in a day where there’s a lot of high talk about the glories of being vulnerable. So much so that some people even boast about it.
“Look at how awesome I am. I just got vulnerable. (Applause please. Back pats warranted too.)
Of course, no one verbalizes that. But this prideful mindset is behind much of so-called “vulnerability” today.
Vulnerability is a two-edged sword. It has a dark side that few talk about.[Continue Reading…]
Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that says what it really thinks, without trying to appease anyone.
Okay, so I was ready to publish a new article today on the subject of vulnerability – the truth and lie about it.
But since we have yet another presidential election just around the corner in the USA, and many “Christians” have thrown their emotions headlong into it (with some losing their hearts and minds), I thought I’d address the subject.
I mean, over the last week, we’ve had a number of celebrity preachers and authors weighing-in on who to vote for – or who not to vote for. And what each said has roiled a segment of the Christian population.
I’ve been asked the question myself, so I’m featuring my unconventional and timeless answer today. Don’t skip the supplemental audios at the bottom of page I send you to. They treat other critical aspects of the issue.[Continue Reading…]
Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that never gives unsolicited advice.
Last week, I talked about a major problem that sabotages relationships. If you’re having trouble with any relationship, you’ll want to check it out. And perhaps read it twice.
Based on the response, the problem I addressed is far bigger than I thought. So thanks for all the feedback.
Before we get into today’s subject, I want to talk about the current pandemic.
I don’t know about you, but it’s now hitting close to home. I have a very good friend who caught COVID along with his family. And it’s been difficult for them.
According to a recent study, depression, suicidal thoughts, and suicide are on the rise since the pandemic.[Continue Reading…]
Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that’s willing to walk over broken glass (like Bruce Willis in Die Hard) to meet more Millennials who are spiritual warriors, serious about living for Jesus Christ.
Let me give you one of the ingredients for sabotaging your relationships. I’m talking about ANY relationship, whether it be with your girlfriend, boyfriend, friends, husband, wife, children, parents, co-workers, acquaintances, and all your virtual social media “friends.”
The great relationship sabotager I’m speaking about is called OUTCOME DEPENDENCE.
What is outcome dependence?
Outcome dependence is doing something for someone else in order to achieve a certain outcome.[Continue Reading…]
Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that’s been living in a parallel universe all throughout 2020.
I marvel in disbelief when some professing Christians I know tell me they pray to God every night, yet live their lives are full of anger and hatred toward people they disagree with politically (or theologically).
Let me give you an example.
Demetrius Splitkin lives in the United States. He’s older than most of you.
Demetrius loves his country, and he’s a news junkie.
Mr. Splitkin tells his friends, “I pray every night to God that ____ will win the presidential election in November. If not, this country is going down the tubes!”[Continue Reading…]