‘You’re a liar!’ I heard this everyday, especially loud on Sunday mornings. I’m a pastor and I was an addict to porn, sex, dopamine, whatever you want to call it. What I hid from my wife and church was killing us, I knew it, but could not find a way out. Porn addiction does not … More Confessions of a Pastor…By: Angel Esquivel
Many people have asked us to explain some of the lessons we’ve learned along the road of recovery and the rebuilding of our family unit. As we mentioned in an earlier blog, we went through the process of recovery together. Each step was navigated openly and honestly and of course age appropriately. The following are … More 5 Things We Learned Along the Way
“Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who … More The Deadly Trap of Denial
“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for the orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27 (NLT) I can remember clearly the day in April 2013 when I found myself driving down the highway faced with … More Orphans and Widows
Distance is proximity commonly measured in terms of space and time. Distance is also a measure within relationship with self and others. Every week for over a year I met with James Craft and a small group of men to discuss distance, not directly discussing the space and time relevance of distance, but to discuss … More The Distance That Divides
Haven’t we all been there, we’re watching TV, reading through our newsfeed or standing in the line at the grocery store and we see a controversial headline and think, “HOW COULD THEY DO SUCH A THING?” Honestly that’s a great question, and though the symptoms and situations that we as humans find ourselves within are … More How Could You?
We acknowledge it’s hard to get to know someone just by reading words written in a blog post. For that reason we’ve decided to share part of our story and include interviews with people who have impacted our journey through video as well. The.novus.project has received such a beautiful outpouring of honesty and transparency that … More One Voice…
Understanding our true identity is essential for a vital existence, but the truth is that so many of us grow up in an environment that is shame based. Though I believe it is not the intention of most contentious people to create such environments, they exist non-the less. Often it’s the language and behavior patterns … More Believing The Lie