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February 25, 2021

Jonathan Pokluda on Dating: Episode 682

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A compassionate conversation on same-sex attraction, plus Jonathan Pokluda’s real-life dating advice, and distinguishing sexual desire from lust. 

Featured musical artist: Aaron Shust

Roundtable: God’s Grace Amid Sexual Identity Struggles

Many of us have struggled with same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion — or know someone who has. In a culture that consistently tries to cancel biblical truth, what’s the current conversation around homosexuality, transsexuality, and an application of God’s grace for it all? Our guests tell their stories of walking this journey personally and with friends and family members, offering hope and clarity on this ever-important issue.   

Links to Resources:

Speak to a Counselor

Book: Is God Anti-Gay? by Sam Allberry

Book: Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor by Glenn T. Stanton

Homosexuality Resources

Culture: Dating in a 2021 World (Part 1)

With the tech revolution, social media, smartphones and dating apps — not to mention a nasty pandemic all but squelching our opportunities for true connection — finding a mate is not for the faint of heart. But the question we’re all asking is: “What actually works?” Pastor Jonathan “JP” Pokluda offers excellent advice for how Christians should approach dating in an “anything goes” world. In part one of our discussion, he’ll address some myths about singleness and finding the “perfect” match. 

Inbox: Sexual Desire or Lust?

Sexual desire is God-given. But Jesus clearly taught that lust is a sin. So what’s the difference? Is there a way to distinguish between normal sexual desires and lust? Counselor Glenn Lutjens weighs in with helpful thoughts on this difficult topic. 

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