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I’m Getting Married!

Almost 5 years ago, I started this blog. God and You. I was a college student who was very hopeful to take off and start my career and earn money. Time flies. A month from now and I'm a married man. What you don't know is that this is not what I had in mind.Life was tougher than I thoughtMy … [Read More]

God and Marriage

Husbands love your Wives

“I Fell out of Love for my Wife”

"I fell out of love for my wife.""I fell out of love for my husband."Ever heard those phrases before? Our society is plagued by a disturbingly rising divorce rate. I think I found out one simple but profound insight to this problem.Tonight, I asked myself why God did not explicitly … [Read More]

God and Purity

Sexual Fulfillment

How Pornography Killed the Real Men

This is the question lots of women are asking lately: "Where have all the men gone?", "Where are the real men?" Here's the short answer: They died.No, not literally.They died because they stopped growing up. They got stuck being boys. And the real reason behind that?Porn.You heard me … [Read More]

God and the World

feeling discourged

Leave No Room for Discouragement

You must be saying, "But we cannot avoid discouragements!" True, in fact, as much as we cannot predict what will happen in a year, a month or a week, we cannot assume we will not experience anything discouraging in a DAY. But how do we react when we are discouraged? Usually, how long do you stay … [Read More]

God and Wisdom

Conference Table and Chairs

The Devil’s Conquest of King Solomon

"How do we do this?" The Devil sits in his finely upholstered leather chair and sifts through his cigar, breathing out the smoke from his nostrils."How do we topple the wisest man in the world?"A younger, but well trained devil wearing a white suit with a striped blue tie raises his … [Read More]

God and Compromise

Only Human

The Common Excuse When Falling into Temptation

I've been reading Charles Stanley's 'Winning the War Within' and I've come across a very intriguing argument in his book. Here's what he has to say about the common excuse we make when falling into temptation. "One of the most common statements people make to excuse failure in the area of … [Read More]

God and Philosophy

Why Jesus

Jesus or Hell: Why is Salvation Conditional?

It's amazing how many people - yes, even Christians have this lingering question in their heads: "Why is salvation conditional?" , "Why does Christianity say it's either you believe in Jesus or you go to Hell?"Not many people even try to answer this question. Perhaps it's because of its … [Read More]

God and You

The Gospel

Why Christians need the Gospel More

We hear the gospel at some point in our lives and we do two main things: accept it or reject it. Christians are people who have accepted the gospel. The problem is, us modern day Christians fail to see is that we still needs the gospel in our daily Christian walk. The Satan Strategy "We begin our … [Read More]

Love and Relationships

Fall out of Love

Why People Fall Out of Love

I don't know why I'm writing this. Really. I don't know much about love. It's such a wide and incomprehensible thought that I will not pretend to know it enough to write this. However for what little I know of love as a lover and husband and soon-to-be dad, I know that there is a way people fall out … [Read More]

God and the Heart

Stained glass masquerade

Stained Glass Masquerade

There are times when we go to church and we feel like we don't belong. As if that day is just not the right day to attend worship service for you. As if everyone there doesn't carry any baggage in their heart - but you. Here's a song of grace for people like me who¬†sometimes feel this … [Read More]

God and Choice

parable of the prodigal son

The Big Choices in Life

I truly believe that God is in control of everything. Both hurtful and joyful experiences in our lives. Recently, I encountered a conflict with a person very dear to me. This is what I learned...I learned that you can become better thru trials and conflicts.I learned that faith in God and … [Read More]

People who Changed my Mind

Black Leather Shoe

A Story on Getting Kicked While you’re Down

Have you ever had that moment in your life when you felt like an ultimate failure? When everything seems to be going wrong. No. Worse than wrong. Depressing. There's a story about a king who had that moment. He was thrown dust and stones at while he was in exodus of his very own kingdom.King … [Read More]

God and Faith

Poor Widow Tithe

How do you Know when you are Giving Enough?

There was this conversation I had with my fiancee wherein we were talking about knowing how much we should give. Sure, tithing is giving a tenth of your income to God but what about offerings? What about giving to missionaries? To a noble cause? Here's how we concluded to give to others.Giving … [Read More]

God and Reality

Personal

Sean Si Crib

A Letter to my Firstborn Son

It's been a while since I wrote in God and You - perhaps about a month? A lot has happened lately. I've co-founded another start-up, Qeryz, a SaaS company that deals with as-you-go microsurveys. It's been tough and it's been busy and I wanted to take this time off to write this letter to my son - in