Sometimes Christians do a lot of what people in recovery call “clinging to...– Glen Fitzjerrell (Unka Glen) on episode 26 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or our website
Denominations and Dating
Anonymous asked: I know that Christians should only date fellow Christians, but does that mean they should only date their same denomination? Can a baptist Christian date a Catholic? Things like deciding what church to go to and how to raise your kids would be a bit difficult being from two different denominations. Does it say anywhere in the bible that you should only date/marry someone that is...
Thankfulness is the antidote to self pity. Regularly in my walk, and I’m...– Jed Brewer on episode 26 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or on our website
Getting Ready for Missions While in College
fullyunashamed asked: Hey I just found your blog, and I love it! I believe God is calling me to be a missionary one day. Right now I’m at the time of my life where all my peers are planning their careers and preparing for college. I’m going to college next year and I’m trying to figure out what I should do to get me to missions. I love to write, and I hope I can somehow use that...
We worry about asking God for something that we feel like we don’t deserve. y...– Lee Younger on episode 26 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or our website
Is It Possible to Lead Someone You Are Dating to...
Anonymous asked: I am in a relationship with a man who isn’t a Christian. He is agnostic, and I truly feel in my heart that he is on the cusp of being a believer. You guys say a lot of things about letting go of someone who doesn’t believe in Christ, but is it impossible that God has led me here because we are intended for one another and because he will come to Christ through loving...
A big red flag with any religious people you are dealing with is when they have...– Jed Brewer on episode 26 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or our website
Letters From The Front Lines - July, 2012
An update on our Bridge Ministry from Jed Brewer jedbrewer: Hey Everybody, As many of you know, I work as a missionary here in the city of Chicago, helping folks coming out of addiction, street gangs, and prison get to know Jesus, and get started on the next phase of their lives. I am blessed to have a team of people who believe in the work my wife and I do and who help to support it through...
Celebrating Our Wins
Anonymous asked: Hello. I’m a teenager, and my first boyfriend and I are Christians. We aren’t together anymore because he was obsessed with being physical and acted like I beat him anytime I said no. We didn’t sleep together, but he pressured and pressured until everything went farther than I ever wanted it to. I feel horribly guilty because I let it happen, even though...
You want to form a team with your eventual spouse, to be a benefit to each...– Glen Fitzjerrell (Unka Glen) on episode 26 of the Say That podcast. Get it Free on iTunes or our website
Check out Matt King and Glen Fitzjerrell (Unka Glen) preaching a couple of Sundays ago at Christ Community Church in Oak Ridge, TN. The topic was: “How do I know I am doing what Jesus has for me to do?” Get it free on iTunes or on the church website.
Hurt, Forgiveness and Moving On
Anonymous asked: Hello, I have been following you for a while and I feel like this is the only place that I can ask this without anyone reacting to me… I learned that my best friend was… seriously harmed by her boyfriend in the beginning of the year. She is hurting really badly from it emotionally and mentally and it really hurts me to see her feeling this way. :( But lately all I can...
kraka-chan asked: Hello again. I’m wondering what is the Christian viewpoint is on video games? You see, I enjoy playing games - it’s one of the things I do in my spare time. However, I am a fan of a few games that some of the Christian groups raise an eyebrow over (Pokemon and Minecraft to name a couple). I feel that these people are taking the context of the games too seriously....
Go find one person after the service who is standing by themselves and say...– Glen Fitzjerrell (Unka Glen) on episode 25 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or our Website
Break Ups, Moving On and Who Gets A Say
Anonymous asked: a few years back i dated this guy. it didn’t work out but we decided to stay friends and we became VERY close. like the call multiple times a day,go to family functions, and just love being together close. during our 3 year friendship i fell in love with him and i was told i was loved in return. that was one of the many lies i was told. i cut him out of my life over a year...
People get all wound up about signs and wonders, sometimes to the point of...– Glen Fitzjerrell (Unka Glen) on episode 25 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or on our Website
Resetting Boundaries and Being a Christian in...
Anonymous asked: I am a christian guy that is still in college.. Where their are numerous amounts influences to have sex, party, drugs ect… I am currently in a relationship with a girl whom i really want to be with and connect deeper with. How do I tell her I don’t want to have sex or party, but have a faithful, pure relationship with her? Even though we have had already had sex.What...
When you realize that the reason God gave me the ability to fret with my left...– Lee Younger on episode 25 of Say That Get it Free on iTunes or our Website
Navigating Your Walk by Emotion
Anonymous asked: I’ve really been wrestling with “feeling” God. I’ve been a Christian my entire life, but I just feel as if my relationship with Christ is on autopilot. I’ll go a few months spending time everyday with him, but never really getting anything out of it. It’s as if the days I spend with Him are no different than the days I don’t. How can I...
Why Do I Feel Distant from God?
Anonymous asked: I have been a christian for 9 yrs now And a couple Months ago fell into sin. I had never fallen this bad during my whole walk with God. Ever since then, God has restored me and forgiven me but I feel him very distant even though I pray. Do you think this is just part of me going through the consequences of my sin? I feel like the close connection I once had with God has been cut...
The opposite of a bad idea is another bad idea. For example: if you decide...– Jed Brewer on episode 25 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or our website
The goal of you dating life should be to figure out the kind of person that you...– Jed Brewer on episode 25 of the Say That podcast Get it free on iTunes or on our website
Being Salt and Light in the World & the World-Wide...
Our friends at Salt and Light Mag interviewed Glen, Jed and Lee about ministry on Tumblr and the web. saltandlightmag: If you’ve been in the Tumblr world for a while, you have most likely visited the blogs of, or encountered a quote from Unka Glen, Lee Younger, and Jed Brewer. These three gentlemen have been using this modern platform to share words of not just personal wisdom but GODLY wisdom...
What Does it Mean That Christ is in Us and We Are...
Anonymous asked: What is the difference between Christ in you and we are in Christ? I answered: Great question. I love when someone stops to take a second look at these little sayings that are all over the Christian world. In some circles stuff like this is referred to as “christianese”, and it can be like a language unto itself. The concept of Christ being in you is that when you accept...
Who Gets to Go to Heaven?
Anonymous asked: I aborted twins. Will I see my babies in heaven if I get to go? I answered: In 2 Samuel chapter 12, King David is weeping and fasting because his newborn child was born ill. The child died within a week, at which point David returned to normal behavior. His servants asked why and he replied, “Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.” (Verse...
Just be authentically yourself, don’t try to fake anyone on or be somebody...– -Lee Younger on episode 24 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or our website
Anonymous asked: I’m a Christian but my boyfriend is not. He used to believe but over the past few years (before I knew him) he found problems with it and now regards himself as a deist. He’s completely open to the possibility that his mind / heart / faith could change again in the future and he’s completely supportive of me. How do you feel towards relationships between a...
Modern society has this weird, unhealthy, repressed way of looking at sex where...– Glen Fitzjerrell (Unka Glen) on episode 24 of the Say That podcast. Get it Free on iTunes or our website
What Kind of Man Should I Be Looking For?
Anonymous asked: I’ve slept with several men, and I know that spiritually I am married too them. Though I loved each one at the time, I’ve decided now that I want too wait - mainly because sex means nothing too me. I have a child. And I was wondering, how on earth am I supposed too act around men, just, generally, and also, what should I potentially expect from a future Christian man...
So you did something and you feel bad about it. Let me ask you this, before the...– -Lee Younger on episode 24 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or our website
Judging Those Who Sin Differently
Anonymous asked: I have a problem judging others harshly who sin differently than I do :/ I answered: That is a very astute, mature observation. The concept of “sin differently” as opposed to “sin worse than I do” is absolutely spot on and a concept that many Christians would do well to wrap their head around. Sin is sin and it is all equal in the sight of God. So judging the sin of other’s...
I think the reason people focus so much on doubts is because without the doubt,...– -Glen Fitzjerrell (Unka Glen) on episode 24 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or our website Have A Question For Us?
How Do I Help A Friend With Depression?
Anonymous asked: I have a friend who is struggling with pretty bad depression, and he isn’t a believer of God. He’s agnostic. How do I help him, from a Christian standpoint? I answered: It is great that you want to help your friend, and that you realize that this is a delicate situation with a non-believer. This is totally something you can do, you just need to keep it simple and...
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Some people picture Jesus as a mean-spiritied lawyer who is looking for...– Jed Brewer on Episode 24 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or our website
What Is The Point of Church?
oakl3af asked: I don’t go to church as much as I should. However I read the bible on a daily basis and converse with God constantly. Does this mean I’m not as much a Christian as a fellow constant church goer? I think not. Just because one goes to church doesn’t mean they are more of a christian than I am. For all anyone knows they could be drunks, drug addicts, abusers,...
Dating and Doubting
Anonymous asked: what do you do if you are in a relationship with somebody, a christian, who a few months down the road starts to have serious doubts about their faith? i know we’re not supposed to be unequally yoked, but is it really the right thing to do to ditch someone because they’re questioning their beliefs? The disciples doubted Christ everyday, even knowing him in person and...
You’re afraid that there’s nothing cool inside of you, nothing unique about you...– Jed Brewer on episode 23 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or listen on our website.
Lists for Your Future Spouse
Anonymous asked: Quite a few christian leaders in my life have encouraged me to make a list of qualities I want in my future christian husband. This just seems like the wrong kind of thinking. How can I shift the focus from qualities I want in a future husband to qualities I want to possess in myself to be deserving of this person? I answered: This is an amazing idea. This is next level...
The thing to remember when you have been put through an abusive behavior, an...– Glen Fitzjerrell (Unka Glen) on episode 23 of the Say That podcast Get it free on iTunes or listen on our website
Lust is Not "Just a Guy Thing"
Anonymous asked: I’m a girl and I struggle with lust and masturbation. I feel like a freak because my church only ever talks about guys having this problem. I feel like a hormonely charged thirteen-year old boy. I don’t even know how to go about fixing this, I feel like all I think about is sex and I don’t know how to tame these thoughts. I even tried bringing it up with a...
One of the coolest things about basically every single letter Paul wrote in the...– Lee Younger on episode 23 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes (or non iTunes-users can listen on the website)
Seeking God's Face
softscarletcarpets asked: What does it mean to seek God’s face? How can I seek Him? I answered: The phrase “seek God’s face” comes from 2 Chronicles 7:14 which says: “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” This is God...
Masturbation, Secrets, and Feeling Distant from...
Anonymous asked: I have a struggle with masturbation. I was determined to stop this yet after a month I did it again. Then I’ll find myself in an endless cycle of repentance and sinning. I’m scared that my heart is not being sensitive to God’s love anymore. What should I do? I answered: First thing is first: you made a month before you slipped up. You have a computer and a high speed internet...
You have to focus on things that are foundational as opposed to symptoms. If you...– -Glen Fitzjerrell (Unka Glen) on episode 22 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes
Break Ups and Confrontations
Anonymous asked: What happens if you get into a relationship with someone who is a Christian and then starts to have serious doubts about it a few months down the road? I answered: Well there are a couple of pretty obvious answers to this question. The first one is talk to the person you are dating about how you are feeling and the doubts you are having. And then, depending on how strong your...