The Haps

unfaithfulWe get a lot of questions at XXXchurch.com. Some questions are from people struggling with addictions. Some are from parents, and some are from people who just doubt that porn is really an issue.

When it comes to the merits or problems associated with pornography use there is a wide range of opinion. Some people say it’s never a good thing (like us). Other says it’s “OK” in moderation and even...

Jake Luhrs is the frontman for the hardcore band August Burns Red. He has been a friend of mine for many years and is one of the most sincere, honest, and open guys that I know. Most rock stars spend their day in tour buses and backstage when not entertaining their fans. Jake’s not like that. He is the first guy in the lobby after a show connecting with kids and fans allowing them to interact...

Family AffairHow did you enjoy this month’s theme “Storytelling?” Did you keep up? Did you share your story?

April was slammed with great blogs, new videos, and the Atlantic City Exxxotica outreach. If you missed anything now is a good time to  catch up. Make sure you check out my blogs "8 Reasons My Wife Won't Have Sex With Me" and "8 Reasons My Husband Won't Have Sex With Me."

Next month we are going to...

Last week, Dave Vahey and I were shooting videos for the new iParent.TV site. We interviewed somewhere around 10 different kids about popular apps and websites, and two of the girls we interviewed about some texting apps and social sites mentioned “dick pics.”

That’s right, I said it. I really don’t know how else to explain what they were talking about, and that’s the term our culture seems...

Are You ConnectedRecently I did a talk at TedX Malibu. You can watch it here.

In that talk I touched on something that I think is vitally important and also incredibly lacking in our culture … connection. I’ve said this before but I believe it to be so true; we live in the most connected age ever yet we are probably the most disconnected group of people ever. You see, things like social media and even porn fill...

See-Through Life

by Craig Gross on April 8 2014 in The Haps | Comments

****Youth leaders skip to the bottom for a crazy deal.

Today’s students face so many temptations, so many opportunities, so many possible ways to follow the road to future success. However, down the road awaits just as many possible ways to derail those plans by messing up. We know that youth ministries can make a difference in leading young people toward a lifestyle of accountability. And...

If you had asked me when I was teenager if I wanted to be a pastor when I “grew up” I most likely would have laughed and said something on the order of “[Insert explicative] no.” I mean the idea would have seemed ridiculous to me. Of course, equally ridiculous would have been the notion that my frequent viewing of pornogrpahy had started me down the path of a nearly twenty year porn...

8 reasons my wife wont have sexFor some reason, we live in a world where it seems like the stereotype for married people and sex is that men need it and women don’t want to cough it up. I don’t know how that happened, but in my marriage, sex is a two-way street. It takes both of you to make it work and it is mutually beneficial for both parities.

I hear women hold sex over a lot of men’s head and I just laugh. Just because...

I’m a huge football fan. I guess I just love watching sports that I know I never could play. This past year I won our staff/friends Fantasy Football league and one guy that helped me do that was Josh McCown.

Josh has been a friend of mine for many years and I have watched him on the sidelines, on the field, and at home with his family. One thing that stands out about this guy is his genuine...

Your Story

 

How did you enjoy last month's theme “Grace, Forgiveness, And How We Don’t Understand Them?” We all need more grace and forgiveness in our lives so I hope last month’s blogs were helpful and just what you needed. I also hope you continue to hang with us next month where our theme is “Storytelling.”

Every person we meet has a story. Whether it be …

  • The porn star who found Jesus
  • The man...