When I started this blog I sought to share the revelation that God had been giving me on my journey to sexual wholeness and I wanted to help others on the journey and help parents communicate a godly view of sexuality to their children. I am so grateful for the many messages from readers who have benefited from my writings and my vulnerability. Thank you so much and I hope I can continue to bless you in 2017.
So in order from least to most views here are the top ten posts of the year:
10. Discipline vs punishment vs education (godly parenting)
This post spoke of how the word discipline comes from the word disciple and is about training. It was a calling of parents back to the Hebrew way of showing not telling. (56 views)
9. Destination sickness (godly desire)
The Christian life is a journey not a destination. This vulnerable post spoke about how our obsession with getting “there” leads us to work harder or give up and not to grace. (57 views)
8. Wired for intimacy part 1 (godly sexuality)
This post looks at how, even from birth, babies are wired to seek faces. This reflects how we are wired to seek God’s face. (59 views)
7. Redeeming Christmas (Godly Parenting)
A post that helps parents make the Christmas celebration more Christ-centred for their children and themselves. (64 views)
6. Calling out your child’s true identity (godly parenting)
The story of Gideon shows us how God calls out his true identity and this serves as a model for us as parents to call our children into maturity. (78 views)
5. How to stop looking at women lustfully (godly desire)
Another vulnerable post where I share the difference between worldly solutions to lust with a godly approach which has helped me. (86 views)
4. Trump, Clinton or Christ?
A topical post that sought to counter the political spirit that was/is seeking to break the church’s unity and therefore it’s prophetic voice to the world. (142 views)
3. Nothing is impossible (teach your children godly sexuality part 15)
As parents it’s easy to despair and think all is lost. This post spoke on the reality of our God who is able to redeem all things – not just so we are healed/fixed but so that the mistakes become sources of grace to others. (169 views)
2. An alternative ending to the Orlando shooting
A topical and vulnerable post about the similarities between my life and Omar Mateen’s. His life ended in tragedy, mine in redemption through expressing my same sex desires to Jesus. (328 views)
1. Immature giftings (Godly Parenting)
This post was aimed at parents to help see that sometimes bad behaviour is actually an immature gifting that needs to be directed to its true purpose. However, many people found this post as a source of grace for them on the journey to maturity – whereas before they had berated themselves – they actually saw they were stamping on their giftings/callings. (1846 views)
2 thoughts on “Top 10 posts of 2016”
Love that you did a top 10! I came to see it, now I need to spend some time combing through each of these. Thanks for taking time to create this.
You inspired me Travis. It’s such a great way of honouring those who follow us.