Who is your hero?

Today I was asked "who is your hero/mentor/person you admire?" When I started to look inside my heart I found the one person I truly admire and desire to be more like, my wife. You may be saying, "well, that's good, but why post this publicly?" You see, in the fight against sex traffic pornography plays a huge part of it, and being a man that almost loses his entire life because of it is the very reason I post this publicly. Many of us men can be completely blinded of what a great companion we have because of our selfishness. While we seek to fulfill our "needs" we miss the mark. Opening up to my wife has allowed me to see what a great woman I have been given, and also what a great help and assurance I find in her. "Well, you don't understand what type of woman my wife is, Alex!" I am pretty sure I do! You want to know why? Because I used to say that about my wife! 

Today, we live in a culture where women’s image is used for our own gain, whether it is for marketing or pleasure. We have made an object of actual people that were also created in the very image and likeness of God. Not only that but if you have a wife or desire to one day have one, the Bible says that “he who finds a wife finds what is GOOD and receives FAVOR from the Lord” (Prov. 18:22 NIV). What a blessing that is! Not only have I found what is good, but I have found favor. Whether you are a believer or not, I encourage you to look into your heart and find all the things you do admire about your wife/significant other. I know that I know that you will be surprised at how much you have been giving up for just a few minutes of self-pleasure and selfishness. There is GOOD in you, and there is also GOOD in your companion. 

Alex Magallanes