Author Archive: Matt McMillen

How To Deal With Your Spiritual Perfection

“But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation” Colossians 1:22 As a Christian, facing the truth about yourself is hard. For me, this juncture of my life was something that did not feel natural. “Who do you think […]

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How To Confront Others in a Healthy Way

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10 Healthy confrontations do not come natural for those of us who have struggled with codependency. You might be wondering, “What is codependency?” Like alcoholism, codependency is something that I am also in recovery for. Now, you might be thinking that you don’t […]

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Dinner With a Former Drunk

“Always be prepared to give an answer for the hope that you have. But do so with gentleness and respect” See 1 Peter 3:15 A good friend of mine who I grew up with was in town a while back. When he was here, he texted me, and invited me out for dinner. It’s always […]

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How Can I Get Over My Past?

“Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead” See Philippians 3:13 It’s so easy to be ashamed of our past, especially when certain people hold our past against us. It could be a spouse whom you’ve cheated on, physically or emotionally, and they bring it up all the time. It could be […]

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God Wants To Help You With Your Choices

“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever” ~Jesus John 14:16 Here are eight choices anyone can make at any time: “It’s no big deal, it’s just porn. The house is empty and nobody will know.” “It’s been a hard day. I think I’ll stop […]

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Don’t Listen To The Accuser

“For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.” See Revelation 12:10 “Matt, what do I do? I just can’t seem to forgive myself. I’m such a horrible person and I know it!” Ron, we’ll call him, emails me about a struggle he’s […]

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I Was a Victim of Religious Abuse

When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing…” See Luke 18:22 Religious abuse is real. How can you recognize it? Simple. You have to point out the anti-gospel actions of the abuser. Here are some red flags to be aware of: The abuser will attempt to make themselves seem “more […]

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What Is Sin?

“But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” See Genesis 4:7 “So Matt, you’re saying that we don’t ever sin? How dare you! We sin all the time!” “No, I’m not saying that we don’t commit sins–Christians […]

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