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Husbands: the danger of “if only”

Husbands, there are a lot of lies in life. One of the most powerful I’ve run into is a simple statement: “if only”. I’m a couple weeks into having another little boy in my house I’m reminded how tempting it can be step back from the daily battle of fighting for families and take a couple plays off. I find that I begin to dwell on an “if only” mindset. Life would be good…if only… This mindset is poison. It’s a lie that eats away at your heart until you begin to resent the very things God has called you into…

The Lie of Variety

Being a nerd I’m going to give myself license to make the occasional Star Trek reference. There is a Next Generation episode titled “The Game” (ep. 106) where the crew of the Enterprise is introduced to a game that creates a euphoric sense of ecstasy for players when they complete a level. It doesn’t take long until the entire crew is addicted to this game, leaving all of their other responsibilities to wait while they get just one more level, one more hit. Much like any other addict, the crew falls dangerously close to disaster before being saved by those…