The Sheep Who Slipped Away

Jul 29

Anonymous said: If for some reason this doesn't work as anon please keep this private. I'm christian and have been since I was 5. I am still a virgin since I'm not married, but I've been having more and more sexual thoughts. I am really struggling with sex. I know it is wrong outside of marriage and I have memorized scripture to support this belief, but I just want to do it so badly. But I don't want to betray God's love and I feel so alone and helpless. Please help.

Thanks for letting me know! So many people understand your struggle. Please see this post for my answer to struggling with sin.

Just as important, here is what you really need: 

Community.

As long as you want your temptations to remain a secret, you will fall. You need to surround yourself with people who will hold you accountable and call you out on the sinful and stupid decisions you make. Yes, it may make you look bad but that’s why we have Jesus. We are awful Christians with a much-needed Savior. 

So find those Christians in your life and confess your struggles to them. Bring your secrets into the light and let Jesus handle them. You’re not a good person and you are in need of forgiveness every day. So it’s time to start being honest with that and sharing your struggles with those who will hold you accountable. 

"Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." - Galatians 6:2


I hope this helps. Come off of anon and have a conversation with me if you still have things you want to sort out but you are not sure how to do it. Come into the light! 

God Bless, 

Samuel Assaf

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Jul 28

“A young husband should say to his bride: ‘I have taken you in my arms, and I love you, and I prefer you to my life itself. For the present life is nothing, and my most ardent dream is to spend it with you in such a way that we may be assured of not being separated in the life reserved for us.’” —

 St. John Chrysostom (via my-scattered-light)

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Jul 26

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Jul 24

“For years, mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”… The truth is you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation.” — Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog”

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Jul 23

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Jul 22

Hushed voices in the hallway at midday
At night, a baby is crying next door
At the height of busyness, pain holds at bay
Waiting to overflow the heart forevermore

What other loneliness could be a mystery
Except for the kind that replaces home
Between the heavy suitcases, we cradle misery
Forsaking the light now turned to chrome

This kind of life is my heart inside
I am the hotel rooms and the sleepless nights
At times vacant and silent as joy hides
Then filled with tenants with desires contrite

Be still my beating, broken heart
Learn to appreciate familiarity
Growth may come from falling apart
When pieces are settled from calamity

Take me back to the white picket fence
Childish dreams and true love wait
Fix my eyes on what makes sense
Demolish these rooms that seal my fate

” — Giant Cities, Small Windows

You must always move on, even when the people you have come to trust are not there anymore.

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Jul 16

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Jul 15

dvdlltt:

teach your kids that life isn’t fair. raise them with the fact that there are people with less and people with more. as they get older, let them know that they will succeed and fail but regardless of how they turn out, let them know that you’ll love them

alienpunkers:

Porn is one of the biggest and most harmful industries in the world, closely affiliated with human trafficking and drugs and alcohol abuse, causing rape between children, violence, beastiality and pedophilism and its fetishizing race, underage girls, trans people and lesbianism. Thought you should know. 

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strength-dignity:

hey guys if a friend tells you they’re fine but you’re sensing that they’re not, it doesn’t hurt to ask one more time. even if they say the same thing, you’ve given them another opportunity to share and you’ve shown that you care and that’s really important

Jul 14

Anonymous said: I don't want to bother you but I was wondering if you got my email relating with what I asked you before I went on a vacation?

Yes I have! I am actually replying to it right now. Hang in there! 

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