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An Interesting Case of Infidelity

  • February 18th, 2010 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  1 Comment

            If you have any questions, comments or criticisms on this or any other topic, please feel free to let me know. It is easier for me to pick topics if I have your feedback. Thanks again for reading. I hope that you find a blessing here, and may the Lord be with you.

            In a counseling journal, I read the interesting case of a woman who obtained evidence that her husband was having an affair with a co-worker. The woman confronted her husband, who was contrite and promised to immediately cease the affair and break off with the other woman. The couple went into marital counseling, discussed the situation thoroughly, and at the end of the counseling, the man promised to be faithful to his wife.

            Six months went by, and the woman began to be suspicious of her husband. It was not for any reason that she could objectively state; her husband went to work on time every morning, came home on time every night, and never went out without his…

The Illogic of Comprehensive Sex Education, Part 2

  • February 3rd, 2010 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  2 Comments

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In response to my first blog on participation in school sex education class, someone told me that they thought that the school sex education curriculum helped their children make informed choices about sex. The reason, in their opinion, that children need to be informed about sex by the schools is that children as young as nine years old are having sex. The person did acknowledge that the schools only teach the mechanics of sex, not the morality of sexuality. The following was my response:

Your point about nine-year-olds having sex makes my point about not allowing your children in school sex education programs exactly. The school sex education program tells your children how to have sex and may nominally discourage them…

The Illogic of Comprehensive Sex Education, Part 1

  • February 3rd, 2010 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  0 Comments

If you have any questions, comments or criticisms on this or any other topic, please feel free to let me know. It is easier for me to pick topics if I have your feedback. Thanks again for reading. I hope that you find a blessing here, and may the Lord be with you.

I was in a Facebook conversation about sex education with some people. The conversation started because one of them posted an article that said that a comprehensive sex education program with a non-religious abstinence component was somewhat effective in deterring children from having sex. I responded I would not recommend putting a child in a comprehensive sex education program, regardless of the philosophy of the program. The others argued that comprehensive sex education programs prepared their children for life in the real world in which sex was something that the children were doing.

One of the people recounted their own story of having sex as a teen against her parent’s instructions, and said that had she been involved in a comprehensive sex education

Why Women Get Stuck in Sin

  • February 2nd, 2010 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  1 Comment

If you have any questions, comments or criticisms on this or any other topic, please feel free to let me know. It is easier for me to pick topics if I have your feedback. Thanks again for reading. I hope that you find a blessing here, and may the Lord be with you.

In several of my sermons, I discussed the existence of a hormone, oxytocin, which, in women, psychologically bonds them to the man with whom they have intimate sexual contact. Bonding in the male is generally a matter of decision, but bonding in the female is influenced to an exceptional degree by this hormone in her body that is stimulated by intimate contact.

I was recently asked if it was possible that if a woman has loved and lost (that first love, which would have been the first/strongest bond) that they could be incapable of bonding again, or worse yet too afraid, for fear of being hurt or even devastated again?

Let me give you some Biblical insight about this question:

Deuteronomy 22:13-15,

Is the Christian Life Impossible?

  • January 28th, 2010 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  0 Comments

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             A fellow on Facebook published this quote:

            The Christian life isn’t difficult – It is impossible. If we don’t know that, we will try to do things ourselves. Faith is not necessary when we think we can do it ourselves. Faith comes along when we realize that we cannot do it on our own. – Joseph Garlington

            Jesus Christ’s activities fell into two basic categories. The first was the supernatural category. Jesus opened the eyes of a man born blind, and when the man was questioned about that which Jesus did, he said, in John 9:32-33:
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Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.
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The Remedy for Abortion, Part 2

  • January 12th, 2010 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  0 Comments

In my last blog on the subject of abortion, I tried to make the point that the only people that have control over the abortion rate in the Black community are those people actually having the abortions. Legally, a child’s father has no control over the decision of the woman that he impregnated as to whether she will have an abortion or not. Were I to impregnate my wife today and she decided to have an abortion tomorrow, I could not legally stop her. However, in my experience, which I stipulate is certainly not universal, a woman that decides to obtain an abortion would have second thoughts about it if the man that impregnated her actually married her and promised to love, honor and cherish her as long as they both live. On Facebook, one of the ladies responding to the original abortion article wrote:

IF THE BLACK MAN WOULD STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND DO THEIR JOB…AND STOP BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE MAYBE THIS (abortion problem) WOULDNT BE THE CASE…TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS AND

The Remedy for Abortion

  • January 11th, 2010 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  0 Comments

One of my Facebook friends was incensed about the abortion rate in the Black community, so I thought that I would respond.

My friend, neither the legalization nor the availability of abortion is the problem. The problem is the demand for abortion. It may be true that Planned Parenthood is a diabolical plot to eradicate the Black race and that Margaret Sanger was the most evil person in the history of the world, but neither of those facts caused a single Black woman to go into an abortion clinic, give them money (you can’t get an abortion for free or for food stamps), lay on her back, spread her legs, put her feet in the stirrups and ask them to kill her baby.

The problem is not abortion; the problem is out-of-wedlock sex. When your daughter becomes pregnant after she has just graduated from high school and is preparing to go off to college for the first time, are you willing to have her postpone her life for nine months, carry the baby to…

An Old Biblical Remedy for HIV

  • January 7th, 2010 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  0 Comments

In Genesis 17:9-14, God ordains circumcision for the descendents of Abraham. In Deuteronomy 7:15, God promises to take away all sickness and the terrible Egyptian diseases from the Israelites if they simply follow His instructions.

While doing sermon preparation for my Sunday lesson, I ran across an interesting article on circumcision, which makes the point for me that God does not just heal our bodies and our situations by divine intervention, but also by giving us instructions which, if followed, can save us an untold amount of trouble. I think that if we review our lives honestly, we will come to the conclusion that we could have sidestepped most of the problems, physical or otherwise, that we have had had we simply read and followed the admonitions in the Bible. Whether or not you believe in God personally, if you live long enough, you will eventually come to the conclusion that that which the Bible tells us is true fact. You can read the article at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life/health-fitness/health/Why-circumcised-men-are-less-likely-to-get-HIV-/articleshow/5416289.cms .

If you have any questions, comments…

Soul Mate, Part 2

  • January 6th, 2010 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  1 Comment

If you have any questions, comments or criticisms on this or any other topic, please feel free to let me know. It is easier for me to pick topics if I have your feedback. Thanks again for reading. I hope that this blesses your relationships, and may the Lord be with you.

A couple of blog entries ago, I discussed the concept of a “soul mate”. The dictionary definition of a soul mate is one of two persons compatible with each other in disposition, point of view, or sensitivity. The colloquial definition of a soul mate is a person that God made especially for us; someone who is compatible with us in every way and with whom we will fit as effortlessly as a hand fits in a glove. I mentioned that there is no such thing as a “soul mate”. But there is a reason for the soul mate fantasy.

Genesis 24 records that the Patriarch Abraham sent his most trusted servant back to his homeland of Mesopotamia to find his son a wife,…

Objective Love

  • January 4th, 2010 by Pastor Darryl Curtis   |  0 Comments

       If you have any questions, comments or criticisms on this or any other topic, please feel free to let me know. It is easier for me to pick topics if I have your feedback. Thanks again for reading. I hope that this blesses your relationships, and may the Lord be with you.

     I spent the first part of my last sermon, “The Biblical Design of Gender, Part 6″, defining the word objective. My definition of objective does not exactly match the definition given in the dictionary, which is “not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased:  i.e. an objective opinion”.

            My definition of objective is similar to that of the dictionary, but rather than “based on facts”, I believe that the definition should say “based upon the Word of God”, because, when it becomes to behavioral issues, the Word of God is the fact. If our actions are objectively in line with that which the Word of God instructs us, we are…

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