January - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/porn-wins This is a sad story about a man who thought he could manage his use of pornography. This false belief landed him in jail.
February - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/marks-of-the-loss-of-first-love I ran across the collected works of Uncle Buddy. Staring with this post in February, I decided to post his work every Sunday (he is also a favorite of readers of this blog). I'm glad I did. He is full of wisdom.
March - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/muslims-seeing-jesus-in-dreams God is working among the followers of Islam in ways that we cannot even begin to comprehend.
April - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/maybe-we-shouldnt-walk-down-that-street9907263 Beaver (yes, Beaver Cleaver from Leave it to Beaver) learns an important lesson about temptation. His lesson is a lesson for all men.
May - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/the-ministry-of-absence Henri Nouwen reminds us not to get in the way of the Holy Spirit when we are helping people. There is only one Holy Spirit and He knows what He is doing, even when we don't.
June - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/living-with-your-sword-in-its-sheath Our physical genitalia reality reminds us that we are only sometimes hard. Most of the time, we are are soft. A man is not weak, but strong, when he wisely chooses to live the predominant portion of this life with his sword in his sheath.
July - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/the-trophy-syndrome This is a lesson God taught me about what is REALLY important.
August - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/being-an-effective-step-father Stepfathers can have profound and important leadership roles with stepchildren. Like Joseph, who wasn’t Jesus’ biological parent, stepfathers can offer guidance, love, and encouragement to the children under their care.
September - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/you-gotta-have-friends1580005 When our faith is challenged or falters, it is good to have friends who will believe for us and in us. Even when we forsake the fear of God, we need friends who understand, who are committed to us for the long haul, and who plead with God on our behalf.
October - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/the-cow-that-arranged-a-meeting This story from Swartdam, South Africa, demonstrates that God has the ability to use anyone/anything, even a cow, as an opportunity for us to share the Gospel.
November - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/sexual-frequency-in-marriage-3-faqs Answers to three questions about sexual frequency in marriage: 1) My spouse and I have very different sexual needs. How do we get on the same page?, 2) We only have sex a few times a month, but it's great! Are we normal?, and 3) We used to make love all the time, but lately, my spouse isn't interested. What can I do?
December - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/are-you-bearing-a-cross6692868 A missionary that I counseled and I were taught the same lesson: "Christ did not come to earth to bear the cross; He came to earth to do the will of His Father."