When we look away from the cross, we find ourselves in a metaphorical breathing of water instead of air. We are not meant to look upon our troubles in the same way that Christ does. If we do, we will drown.
Christ calls us to look upon His glory; to partake in the hope of heaven. When we do this, all fears and troubles seem to wash away.
So, look to the cross, look forward in the race, not backward. Nothing of value is behind us, only the hope of our future is worth investing in for today.”
— T.B. LaBerge // God, Grace and The Gospel (via blissfulbeardsdoitbest)
— Sarah Dessen (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
This guy stopped watching porn — and he wants you to know why. Gender activist Ran Gavrieli felt that most of the images he saw in porn encouraged negative, even violent, attitudes toward women, despite a recent wave of feminist porn. So he pulled the plug, and found that his personal sex life and private fantasies became much more fulfilling.
In his talk at TEDxJaffa, he advocates for physically and emotionally-safe sex, as well as erotica that shows a wider range of fulfilling sexual experiences — including the intimacy of human connection, laughter, and touch. Watch his talk here.
We are not called to be living comfortably in our comfort zone.