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What Does Research Say About Porn?

What Does Research Say About Porn?

Published: June 11th, 2015

In this highlight video from a lecture on the effects of pornography on relationships, Jeff Logue, Ph.D. presents scientific research on how damaging pornography can be.

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Dr. Charity Kurz explains the psychology of venting through explaining reframing and other useful tips.

The Psychology of Venting - Part 2

Published: July 3rd, 2017

As discussed in a previous post, venting is a two-way process that involves the person venting and the person hearing the vent. Healthy, positive venting is focused on how the person hearing the vent shows empathy, creates safety, and participates in active listening (Kurz, 2017; Bryant, 2009; Egan, 2007). Research has concluded that negative venting can lead to higher stress levels and other physical health concerns. Negative venting is not associated with the person venting but rather the active listener and his or her response (Bodie et al., 2015; Goldsmith, 2004).

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Dr. Charity Kurz explains the psychology of venting and gives useful tips to be a better listener.

The Psychology of Venting

Published: March 16th, 2017

Venting. We all have done it. As a matter of fact, we probably have done it within the last 24 hours. Have you ever vented and was angry with yourself for doing so? Do I know those times all too well…? So why do we vent? Is it healthy to vent? What can we do when others want to vent? Let’s unpack these questions.

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The Psychology of Offense

Published: December 10th, 2018

Offense. We have all been there. The time your boss joked about your proposal. The time your good friend spoke truth about your new haircut. The time your in-laws commented on your parenting efforts. We take offense. It’s a verbal phrase. Take. Because it is an action, we make a choice. To take or not to take?

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The Power of Psychological Warfare in World War II

Published: October 24th, 2018

One of the most powerful aspects of warfare is that of psychological manipulation. But, what makes this form of warfare so effective? The power of psychological warfare is the inability to defend yourself against its effect. In this vlog, Dr. Jeff Logue shares how WWII was a vivid example of psychological warfare in the way it was employed by the Axis and Allied Powers to target the moral sentiment of soldiers.  

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Carrie Abbott, Legacy Institute, explains the physiological bonds, how your brain reacts during sex and the effects of love in relationships and marriage.

The Physiological Bonds that Happen During Sex

Published: April 26th, 2016

The human brain is a complicated part of the body, its function is to react to life experiences which cause chemical reactions. Carrie Abbott of the Legacy Institute explains how your brain reacts during sex and what chemicals are released; along with how it will affect relationships and future marriages. The bond that sex creates in the human brain strengthens a relationship, however sex is not the only factor that affects any type of relationship. God created sex to strengthen the love in a marriage physically and emotionally by being faithful to one another.

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Porn Problem and Marriage

Should You Marry a Person with a Porn Addiction?

Published: February 25th, 2015

In this highlight video from a lecture on the effects of pornography on relationships, Jeff Logue, Ph.D. answers the question of whether someone should marry a person with a porn addiction. Dr. Logue makes the arguement that the answer to this question is no.

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Jeff Logue, Ph.D. presents statistics on those who use pornography, or have a porn addiction. He also shows how it  effects relationships for men and women.

Pornography Statistics: Who uses Porn?

Published: October 22nd, 2015

Pornography is a multibillion-dollar industry. It has been suggested that because so many people are using porn today, the porn industry is making more money than all professional sports combined.

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Overcoming a Porn Addiction

Overcoming a Porn Addiction

Published: October 15th, 2015

In this highlight video from a lecture on the effects of pornography on relationships, Jeff Logue, Ph.D. presents advice on how an individual can overcome a porn addiction. He states that winning the battle against a porn addiction requires honesty, commitment, accountability and sacrifice.

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How to Talk to Someone About Porn Addiction

How to Talk to Someone About Porn Addiction

Published: February 25th, 2015

In this highlight video from a lecture on the effects of pornography on relationships, Jeff Logue, Ph.D. shares advice on best practices to employ when confronting someone about a porn addiction.

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A Definition of Authentic Masculinity

How to be Biblically Masculine

Published: April 30th, 2015

In this highlight video from a lecture on the effects of pornography on relationships, Jeff Logue, Ph.D. presents a biblical definition of masculinity. Dr. Logue uses John 8:2-9 to communicate this definition.

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Pastor Bearett Wolverton Explains How the Smartphone Age Has Changed Preaching

How the Smartphone has Changed Preaching

Published: January 22nd, 2019

I once chuckled at a guest preacher when he began a sermon’s scripture reading by saying, “Turn with me in your iPhones to James chapter 2.” Of course, the congregation chuckled as well, but he was right — many churchgoers in the 21st century do not bring their bibles to church anymore instead, they utilize their smart phones — and for much more than just reading scripture during sermons. This article will assess the challenges and the advantages of preaching in the smartphone age.

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Fasting and The Christian Life

Published: March 15th, 2019

Fasting! For many non-liturgical Christians, the thought of fasting triggers strong emotions of disdain, as though the experience was overtly alien or unnatural. Memories of failed attempts to abstain from food for a given number of meals rekindles guilt. Yet Jesus was unmistakably clear about this painful topic: “The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast” (Matt. 9:15). This means that fasting is--or ought to be--part of the normal Christian life. Stated differently, normal Christians fast; only abnormal Christians seek to avoid it.

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A Mental Health Professional's Guide to Addressing Suicide

A Mental Health Professional's Guide to Addressing Suicide

Published: June 22nd, 2018

Suicide. It can be a scary word, even for mental health professionals.  No matter your profession, you are likely to come across individuals who might be currently experiencing suicidal thoughts or have so in the past.  You might have a co-worker or friend who has a family member who has attempted or completed suicide or is currently struggling with a crisis. It is the role of mental health professionals to be trained in this area; however, a basic knowledge of how to effectively intervene is beneficial for everyone. The following information outlines a few definitions and tips for addressing suicide and helping someone connect to the appropriate resources.

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Pastor Bearett Wolverton Explains How the Smartphone Age Has Changed Preaching

7 Strategies for Effective Preaching in the Smartphone Age

Published: February 26th, 2019

Preaching in the smartphone age can have its challenges. As advancements in technology, communications and instant connectivity continue, preachers will need to counter such distractions to relay the gospel message effectively. In light of diminished attention spans and the reality of the presence of smartphones in our sanctuaries, I would like to share seven practical strategies that preachers can utilize to maximize the effectiveness of their sermons in the smartphone age.

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In pursuit of our goals and dreams, It’s difficult to maintain equilibrium. Here are 10 simple tips that you can use to help achieve greater work-life balance.

10 Tips to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Published: October 6th, 2016

In pursuit of our goals and dreams, we often fail to achieve a balance between work and life. We need the work to pay for the life we want, but often the career or job that’s funding our lifestyle gobbles up our life time. It’s difficult to maintain an equilibrium that satisfies both ends of the scale. If your one of the billions of people trying to reach your goals while teetering on the high wire of work and life here are 10 simple tips that you can use to help achieve greater work-life balance.

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