The temptation of pornography

(This is part 2 of a series on fighting against the struggle with pornography. Here is part 1 of this series) Pornography and the temptation of the quick fix Imagine for a second that the temptation of pornography is like a man buying a watch. A man decides that one of their goals in life…

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Diffusing the desire for pornography

Overcoming the struggle against porn One of the most common mistakes I see couples make is when they start to use something like pornography, or even an affair, to stimulate their sexual desire for their spouse.   I have seen, heard or read self-help and fiction Books, movies, pundits and alleged experts all tout this idea….

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Dealing with difficult people

How to not be traumatized by the difficult people in your life It is amazing what we as humans can deal with when we see things in different perspectives. Imagine that you chose to work at a camp for helping Down’s Syndrome kids. Imagine that at some point, a big teenage DS boy walks up to you…

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What forgiveness looks like

Forgiveness part 2 Another great teaching about forgiveness from our Rabbi is found in Matthew 18:21-35. When Peter asks about how often he should forgive someone who sins against him, Jesus tells him the parable of a man who owes, you guessed it, a very large debt. The master “forgave him the debt” (vs. 27),…

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Why forgiving others matters

Part 1 on forgiveness “…And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” (Heb 9:22, NASU)   How could it be that of all religions in the world, we have decided to communicate that forgiveness is easy and/or cheap, or even…

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Family internet: protecting your kids without pushing them away

The online risks for your kids Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander and star of the hit show, “Duck Dynasty”, once said about parenting, “Parenting is a constant struggle between making your kids’ life better and ruining your own.” Who can’t relate to this statement in some way? One advantage is when we have examples…

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About Alethia

The Greek word for “counselor” is “Paraklete.” Think “two pairs of shoes.”It literally refers to a person who comes to walk alongside. Too many people attempt to journey down all the paths alone. There are times, and paths, when we need someone alongside to encourage, support, and help us. Our symbol at Alethia is the…

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Talking with your kids about bullying

Preventing bullying at home Now we pick up at point two about dealing with bulling issues: Developing open and ongoing communication with your child– communication is crucial for a good relationship with your child. What I am referring to here is telling your child how they can come to you if something inappropriate pops up…

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How to talk with your kids about bullying

One of the most common questions we get asked by parents is about how to handle when their children are bullied. Usually the question goes something like this: “I just found out that my child is getting picked on in school. What do I do? Do I intervene or let my child learn how to…

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Creating a rite of passage for men

We live in a society that is clueless about how to guide boys and girls into mature men and women. As men, there is a deep desire within us to be told by a man who knows us well that we are a man. This journey into masculinity is a long process, and its finale…

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