[display_podcast] Let’s start out with some stats:On a per capita basis, the group that’s leading in increased incidents of sexually transmitted disease is the 10 to 14-year-old age group. In 1970, less than 5% of all 15-year-old girls had had sex. By 1988 that number rose to 25%. Current estimates say that 20% of our high schoolers graduate with their virginity. Of those who have had sex, 30% of them have it once and then don’t do it again. Another 30% have had four partners or more … [Read more...]
Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Sometimes It’s Sin, Sometimes It’s Not or Will I Burn If I Get the Hots?
[display_podcast] The fifth chapter of 1 Samuel focuses largely on the Philistines. Now, as we study the Bible, we see the Philistines as an enemy of God’s people – a group of people God and Israel deal with on a regular basis. However, too often, 21st century Christians fall into the trap of looking at these scriptures and interpreting them to mean that the “Philistines” of today’s world are anything secular, or outside of Christianity – that “the world” are the “bad people” that need to be s … [Read more...]
[display_podcast]In this week’s podcast, we take a look at the first few verses of Romans, chapter 12. Specifically, we compare how today’s culture might influence our decisions and contrasts them to what the Bible says we should say and do with our lives.This week’s topics include: what we should wear, what we should drive, who should we have as our friends, should we live with our significant others before getting married, is it ok to smoke pot… and much, much more. Romans 12:1-3 (TL … [Read more...]
[display_podcast]This week, we take a look at recent poll regarding the frequency of how many American women are living with their significant others before marriage. According to the study, nearly half of American women between the ages of 15-44 experienced their first experience union, or living with their loved one, was via co-habitation, not marriage.Now, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as “living together” before marriage is becoming more and more commonplace. And it makes sens … [Read more...]
[display_podcast]Be forewarned: The content about to be expressed in this podcast is explicit in nature, but deals with real issues facing men and women all across the country in all aspects of life - even our pastors. Author, national speaker on the topic of sex addition and creator of the Sampson Society Nate Larkin joins Jeff this week for An Examined Life.Nate was raised in the church with a huge amount of honor and respect for his dad - who also happened to be his pastor.As … [Read more...]
[display_podcast]Sex is a “hot” topic, but among some couples, it’s a subject they evade. The way we view sex can determine whether we are fulfilled in it or avoiding it. If we were injured in this area as a child, it may be more difficult to enjoy a healthy relationship as an adult. Allowing pornography into the mix can also hinder an intimate relationship with our partner. Also, do we feel loved and appreciated by our spouse most of the time or so we feel noticed just when they want som … [Read more...]