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5 Reasons Christians are Hypocrites From JP | August 31, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Hypocrisy – The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness. One thing that can make the gospel less attractive to non-Christians is the app
How to Find and Use Your Gifts From JP | August 24, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
My generation (Millennials or Generation Y; basically anyone who could be considered a “young adult” right now) is known for being interested in volunteering and wanting to make a difference in th
12 Bad Reasons to Support Abortion From JP | August 16, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
As talked about in last week’s post, the current debate about Planned Parenthood has really just served to remind us (and show us, in graphic detail) that aborted children are, in fact, children. An
Planned Personhood From JP | August 10, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
There’s been a lot of back-and-forth lately about Planned Parenthood and some undercover videos filmed by the Center for Medical Progress. In the videos, which are all here, multiple high-level Plan
How to “Guard Your Heart” From JP | August 3, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) We often talk about “guarding your heart,” especially when it comes to dating. But what does that eve
Should We Bring Sexy Back? Guest Posts | July 27, 2015 . By The Porch
Last week JP posted an awesome response to the question, “Should a single Christian woman desire to be sexy?”  When he initially asked me that question though, my first thought was, ̶
Should Single Christian Women Desire to Feel Sexy? From JP | July 20, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
It seems that most women (including most Christians) dress, primp, manicure, shape, tan, exercise, spray, polish, and paint in order to feel sexy. I am not taking issue with those rituals themselves,
10 Things to Remember When You’re Angry From JP | July 13, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Much of my life has been marked by outbursts of anger. Something would happen, my words would get out of control, I’d explode, and relationships would end. In fact, to this day I’m still trying to
God’s Opinion, Not Todd’s Opinion From JP | July 6, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
The past 10 years at Watermark have afforded me the opportunity to hear quite a few church leaders talk through the best practices they’ve learned along the way. Our staff has brought in leaders lik
Social media blew up on Friday with rainbow pictures, hateful words, and a lot of strong opinions around homosexuality and same-sex marriage because of the SCOTUS ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
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