One drink is one too many
Dec03

One drink is one too many

When recovering alcoholics have stayed sober for some time, they may feel tempted: “Let me take just one drink – what…

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What begins as titillation can end as tribulation
Jul29

What begins as titillation can end as tribulation

We may sometimes titillate ourselves by, say, watching scenes depicting immoral indulgences. And we may rationalize …

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Those who put themselves in a storm’s way are swept away
Jul24

Those who put themselves in a storm’s way are swept away

Suppose, while driving, we hear a radio warning that a storm is going to sweep across the road ahead. We would prudently delay…

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If we let our imagination toy with temptation, we become toys of temptation
Dec15

If we let our imagination toy with temptation, we become toys of temptation

Few temptations are as tempting as the temptation to toy with temptation. When we encounter a temptation, we are often held…

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Distraction is an invitation for temptation and degradation
May03

Distraction is an invitation for temptation and degradation

Suppose we are rowing a boat in an area where the current is going in a direction different from where we wish to go. Suppose…

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To think we are beyond danger is the greatest danger
May21

To think we are beyond danger is the greatest danger

When a boat is at sea, the danger of a storm exists constantly. If the boater becomes lulled into complacency by, say, the …

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