Is it Okay to Date Someone With Different Core Beliefs?

Many single Christians wonder if it’s okay to date people with different beliefs. In this vlog, I discuss the reality of what it means to try to build a long-term intimate relationship between two people on fundamentally different journeys, and why it is wise to align your life with someone who shares your core beliefs and mission in life.

how can we talk to our kids about sex without shame?

how can we talk to our kids about sex without shame?

Becoming the primary guide and educator for our children around healthy, biblical sexuality is so important. In today’s vlog, I invited Brittney to share the kinds of conversations she’s been having with her children as they grow up. As always, building a strong connection with our children is critical to create the context for these conversations.

How to manage yourself when someone doesn’t repent

What do you do when you’ve confronted someone close to you about a way they are hurting or violating your relationship and they refuse to repent? In these situations, we are most tempted to move into the role of judge, punisher, or controller—but the moment we do is the moment we begin to violate the relationship ourselves. In this vlog, I explain why we must choose the path of forgiveness, self-control, and courageous honesty when someone we love is unrepentant. Watch here!

How does porn affect your relationship?

Many people today see using porn as either harmless, or at least a victimless crime. In reality, it is addictive and harmful to yourself and your relationships. In this vlog, I will describes the classic effects of porn and how we need to approach them.

 
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PS- I will talk in later vlogs on what to do with the damage and how to heal!

3 Obstacles Every Married Couple Needs to Overcome

Listening to fear led me to see Ben as an opponent, not a partner. I had to fight that internal battle to ignore fear and listen to the spirit of love so I could see, “You are not the obstacle in our marriage—you are my partner in overcoming the obstacles.” 

Who’s in Your “God Spot”?

Who’s in Your “God Spot”?

Getting this priority relationship right is the key to getting our relationships with ourselves and others right. One of the most obvious signs that God is in our God Spot is that our relationships start to grow and flourish. Conversely, one of the biggest signs that God is not in our God Spot is that our relationships are out of order. 

Why Jesus Told Us to Ask, Seek, and Knock

Why Jesus Told Us to Ask, Seek, and Knock

Some preachers discourage us from making our prayer life solely about coming to God with our “needs list.” But frankly, most of us have the opposite problem, and I think this is the main reason Jesus was so passionate about teaching us to take this posture of communication with the Father. 

The Power of the Shared YES 

The Power of the Shared YES 

So lean into these partnerships. Say yes again, even when it’s hard. If you feel like you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel of kindness and grace, let God fill you afresh with His limitless love. And then be the encounter with the Father’s that the people around you so desperately need.

The Greenhouse Effect: 3 Steps to Develop a Strong Team Culture

The Greenhouse Effect: 3 Steps to Develop a Strong Team Culture

Culture is never aspirational. If I want to have a culture of honor on my team, I cannot simply aspire to have it—I must intentionally create the experience of honor so that it to begin to impact the lives of the people around me.