YMC008: The Problem with Compromise.
This week’s episode is built around the latest blog post on the YMC website entitled The Problem with Compromise. The focus is not on compromising in terms of give and take in a relationship, but on those moments of confusion and weakness when we make decisions that conform to worldly standards and lead us away from God. Hosts Gene and Jon Abercrombie discuss some of the reasons people compromise on the things they know are right, and provide helpful advice on how to stay strong in difficult situations.
Time Stamped Show Notes
[0:42] Jon introduces this week’s episode, The Problem with Compromise.
[5:47] Gene mentions the resource for this week’s episode, a blog Jon wrote on the YMC website entitled The Problem with Compromise.
[6:15] John references the story of David and Bathsheba. 2 Samuel 11
[15:13] Ephesians 4:22
[15:21] Colossians 3:10
[16:15] Reasons people compromise:
- [16:28] Peer pressure
- [19:20] Need for acceptance
- [19:46] Doubts and fear
- [20:07] Weak and discouraged spiritually
- [27:20] Blinded by pride
[25:02] Ways to avoid compromising:
- [25:14] Know what you believe.
- [25:38] Accept God’s word as absolute truth. 2 Timothy 3:16
[28:28] Gene reads this week’s YMC Scripture Spotlight, 2 Timothy 3:16.
[28:45] Jon issues the Marriage Challenge of the Week to the YMC Community – Identify areas in your life where you struggle with compromising, and then think about how you fight the pull to compromise and stick to what you know is right to do.
[29:25] Jon leads the YMC Community in prayer.
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