Next Steps to Recovery from Pornography

Mountaneer climbs a snowy ridge in Mont Blanc, France. Enterprise, diligence, team work: mountaneering concepts. I can’t count the number of times men have come to me and asked, “Why won’t God give me the freedom I’m desperately seeking?” Even those men who have been in accountability relationships for years and who have attended groups designed to help them get free from addictions and issues, like Celebrate Recovery and Freedom…

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The McVety Summer Ministry Update

Imagine a summer filled with amazing weather, tons of camping and driving all over BC… for some of you that sounds amazing, for others not so much. Now that I have had a week or so to process our summer, I can honestly say that it was beyond anything I could have imagined. Watching the eyes of a child light up at the reality of who God is to them,…

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4 Ways Youth Ministries Can Respond to the Current Culture Shift with Teens

I recently wrote a post where I describe some of the things that are standing out to me in relation to youth culture’s recent shift as evidenced by the apps and websites that they choose to use. My conclusion was that “we can see that there is clearly an overt shift in teen culture from the concept of figuring out who they are and expressing that online through profiles and blogs, to…

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Parents: Responding To Your Child’s Porn Problem

Many parents believe that the character of their children will protect them from the dangers of the online world. Unfortunately, the usual reality is that the online world bombards them and because of hormones and peer influence they don’t stand a chance. Their character may be solid and they may even be able to avoid things like cyberbullying and inappropriate self-expression, but with many websites similar to HD Porn Video…

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A Youth Leaders Guide to Supporting Teens Struggling with Porn

This post will serve as a quick guide for youth workers who have someone they are working with and mentoring come to them and confess an issue with porn. The assumption is that they have come in order to get help. This list is directed towards youth workers specifically but can easily be adjusted for someone of any age if the term “parent” is changed to spouse etc. Also note…

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Fundraising Part 2: Foundation and Freedom

I have always been someone who tithed, in fact I would do so without thinking about it… to the extent that the idea of auto withdrawal was a relief, because then I wouldn’t forget to do it. I believe I had a healthy concept of tithing, giving my first fruits etc… even to the extent of being uncomfortable. The issue I ran into was that I never really allowed myself…

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Thoughts on Fundraising: Part 1

I was thinking about the concept of “support raising” or “fundraising” and wondering about the general response of people who hear that term. I’m sure that many have no idea what it means and others are actually offended by it, feeling as if its all about people begging for money… particularly people who can’t find a “real job.” Still others debate that they work hard for their money… so should…

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