I use quotes around "Dry Spells" because sometimes it's a few days without rain and sometimes it's a freaking trek through the Sahara and the only thing you've had to eat in three weeks was the guy who died of thirst before you did. Metaphorically. I don't know anyone who likes deserts. Sure, we may like … Continue reading 1 Thing Christians Need to Remember About “Dry Spells”
Despite what people think, being an introvert does not mean I'm antisocial. I love a good, rich, deep conversation with one or two people. The other night, I got that with an old friend I'll call E. We talked about literature, media's impact on society, relationships, and our personal items in a two-hour Skype chat. … Continue reading How To Be Friends Without The Sex
"I could write a book." How many times have people told me that? And I'm not famous; these are just people who hear I'm a writer and think they can be, too. Because that's not insulting at all. Let's put aside that megalomaniacal assumption of "can" and ask another question no one asks: "should." "Should … Continue reading Should You Write a Novel?
Never seek fame. With it comes haters. The more people see you, the more they can despise you. Seek art, enjoyment, change in peoples' lives, any other goal, and the hate won't bother you so much. However, if you get any recognition on the internet, vile things will come your way. Okay, no joke, AS … Continue reading Tips from Jesus on Dealing with Bad Comments
It's not the criticism for your faith, it's not the market, it's not even the clashing views on what is Christian. It's knowing that God can and will take your writing away from you. Unless you give it to him first. Many of you just breathed a sigh of relief, I bet. "Oh, well that's … Continue reading The #1 Hardest Thing About Being a Christian Writer
Addiction isn't something you like, it's something you need. Addiction isn't doing too much of something, it's losing all concept of too much. And it starts in your heart. In order to help people currently going through addictions, I thought I'd share a few stories from my recovery. While they mostly apply to sex addiction, … Continue reading Fix Your Heart, Fix Your Addiction
I have made a terrible mistake. And hopefully, by hearing my story, you can avoid the same pitfall. It's true that 1 Peter 3:15 tells Christians to have an answer to anyone who asks about our faith, but when Jesus was questioned before the synagogue, he didn't say a word. And Proverbs 26:4 says, "Do … Continue reading I Got Into an Argument and You Can, Too! (But Don’t.)