Fun Fact: Humans are the only species that look each other in the eye during intercourse (intimacy)What is pornography? Is porn a good/effective way to alleviate feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, sexual desires? What are the consequences? How does porn affect relationships (specifically dating/marriage relationships)? Does it just affect you?Repeated exposure to porn results in a decreased satisfaction with one’s sexual partner, with the partner’s sexuality, with the partner’s sexual curiosity, a decrease in the valuation of faithfulness and an increase in the importance of sex without attachment.Pornography leaves the impression with its viewers that sex has no relationship to privacy; that it is unrelated to love, commitment or marriage; that bizarre forms of sex are the most gratifying; and that irresponsible sex has no adverse consequences.
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Why can’t Christians just exercise their own faith, and leave alone those people who have other beliefs? After all, isn’t it judgmental and unloving to criticize someone else’s religious beliefs? And with regard to Christianity, Matthew 7:1 is often quoted (or should I say “misquoted”) to discourage Christians from putting other religious teachings and practices to the test. We can judge qualifications, however we cannot judge qualities. Qualities are internal motivations known only by God Himself.
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We don’t come together every week to talk about our views and ideas, we want to take this time to think about buy cialis 20mg your current situation in life and to leave affected by the discussion and perspectives expressed. We are here to challenge ourselves.Each of the children in the picture are doing something – they are in some stage of climbing a tree.We are each on our own spiritual journey (or tree), take a few minutes to reflect on the characters depicted below. Then determine which character best depicts where are currently in your spiritual climb. Think through times in your life where you may have transitioned from one character to another. What caused that change?
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What is your passion/purpose? Why live life with a purpose/passion? What’s Next?Determine, Record, and Pursue your Passion/Purpose. It takes action on your part to find your purpose in life and then slot into that purpose. Everyone at some time will question the big picture “Why am I here?”. Find your purpose and your life will take on a whole new dimension. There will be a reason to get up in the morning – despite the circumstances!
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Can you prove God is real? God cannot be contacted by physical means. God cannot be substantiated in the psychological realm. If God cannot be proved in either (and maybe any) way, why does 93% of Americans believe God does exist? Seemingly, we can prove the existence of God to ourselves (but not to others by natural, philosophical or logical means).Why did humans make up god? Why is it that so many humans believe that they created God?
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Who was your hero growing up? Right now, who are your role models? What do our role models say about our priorities? Who’s role model are you? What happens when our role models fall? Should we only surround ourselves with good examples? Knowing more about how my role models affect me, how will I alter my life?Seeing how I am an example to others, what does that mean that I should do differently tomorrow?
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What is the Bible to you? Who/What is God? What about Miracles? Noah and The Flood? Jonah? How can we interprete the Bible? Is the Bible in-errant? Does it matter? What historical evidence is there for (or against) the Bible? What about Bible prophecies?
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Are religions mutually exclusive? The Arrogance of Christianity. What is your purpose for having a religion? Atheist’s Creed by Steve Turner. What if most of the world isn’t going to go to heaven?
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Is it possible to know what Truth is? Is it true that we exist? How can you know something is true?What is Moral Relativity?
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What is Meditation? What are the effects of meditation on me? Are there any side-effects I should know about? Why would/do you meditate/pray? Can we really become ‘enlightened’ through meditation or prayer?
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What is Pride? How do you define pride in your own life? Where does pride come from? What is the difference between pride and confidence? Can pride be beneficial? Can pride cause us to misplace our other priorities?Is it good to be proud of doing “good” things?How can I remove pride from my life?
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How do you define stress/anxiety in your life?What causes stress in your life?Can you avoid the cause?Why does this cause you stress?Does the stress you feel come from within or from external forces?Is stress beneficial? Or is that what we call ‘concern’?How do you overcome stress?
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