#131: Questions on Boundaries, Addictions, Sins in the Family & Why We Sin in the First Place?

On this week’s episode, we discuss the issues of family sins, boundaries, addictions and why we end up sinning in the first place. We also address the subject of pornography and how to begin walking a road of healing and freedom from it.

Some great questions were submitted and we have some powerful discussions addressing them.


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Question on Addictions and Family Sins

Hi Mark I had a question about how you would deal with an addicted sibling and setting boundaries versus enabling, in regard to the piece you have written (Confronting Sins in Your Family Line) I find it very interesting. I find that prayer is important. But also in regard to how we are supposed to deal with people who have transgressions against you, how you believe you should handle that within a sibling group.

Do We Sin Simply Because We Doubt God’sLove?

Is there ever a reason why we sin that doesn’t, ultimately, have anything to do with us doubting God’s love for us, or with the reason we have doubt to begin with? In other words, can we not doubt God’s love for us at all, knowing we’re the crown of His creation, being 100% convinced of it in the deepest part of our hearts, and still sometimes sin, or rather, think, speak, and act in a way that doesn’t demonstrate to ourselves, God, or others, that we’ve received that love from Him without doubting

Furthermore, where does doubt of God’s love come from in *us*, or what, in us, is the underlying *source* of that doubt that needs to be dealt with? Further than that, is there any aspect of living with the *holiness* that God wants *for* us and *from* us that is completely independent of believing, without wavering, in God’s love for us?

The reason I ask, in case anyone’s wondering, is because I talked to a guy who absolutely *insisted* that there are other reasons why we sin, such as, and I quote, “deception, doubting God’s truth, and doubting God’s
holiness.” But is there ever a lie we’re deceived by which directly results in us sinning, that is *not* somehow “rooted and established in” [*doubting*] His love,” rather than being “rooted and established in *love*,” which, from what I understand, we only receive, and therefore live out in thought, word, and deed, *because* he first loved us?

Freedom from Pornography Addiction

How can I avoid the sin of pornography?

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Mark DeJesus has been equipping people in a full time capacity since 1995, serving in various roles, including, teaching people of all ages, communicating through music, authoring books, leading and mentoring. Mark's deepest love is his family; his wife Melissa, son Maximus and daughter Abigail. Mark is a teacher, author and mentor who uses many communication mediums, including the written word, a weekly radio podcast show and videos. His deepest call involves equipping people to live as overcomers. Through understanding inside out transformation, Mark's message involves getting to the root of issues that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace. He is passionately reaching his world with a transforming message of love, healing and freedom. Out of their own personal renewal, Mark and Melissa founded Turning Hearts Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts that are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation. Mark and Melissa currently live in Connecticut.

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