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Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 9.50.29 AM Kindle Edition Nook (ePub) Edition PDF Edition If you are thinking about dating, courtship, or getting married, this could be the most important little book you’ll ever read. I realize what I just wrote may come across as over-statement or hyperbolic marketing, but it is not. I have been in the counseling profession for many years, and the most common counseling situation is marriages in trouble. These troubled marriages do not just happen. The problems in any marriage are rooted in the two people who were married, before they were married.
Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 9.50.41 AM Nook Edition Kindle Edition - PDF Edition - (10,000 words) The pain from others is profound. The suffering we endure due to our own weaknesses is mysterious. No matter how pain and suffering comes our way, it is essential we see and understand how God’s love working through that pain is the victory. Suffering is God’s most feared blessing. As odd as it may sound, it is a gift to be stewarded. How are you stewarding the gift? This book will delve into the mystery of Job’s suffering and how God used this gift to bring our old friend to a deeper and satisfying relationship with his Maker. Through this little book you will be encouraged and helped as Rick takes you on a journey through the Book of Job.
Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 9.50.51 AM Complete CD Set- Really? Can God take a good marriage and make it better? Does God have the power to transform a rotten marriage into something magnificent? The answer is a thundering, “YES!” God created the world. God sent his Son to redeem the world. God can make your marriage better. Drive By Marriage contains: No principles. No “ten steps to a happier marriage.” No lecturing. Instead, you will learn: How to forget the past. How to “argue.” How to genuinely love one another. Join Todd Friel of Wretched Radio and TV and Rick Thomas of Competent Counseling as they share a life-changing, marriage saving message that will make the good marriage even better and the cold marriage magnificent.

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Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 9.50.58 AM Drive By Marriage Discussion Guide - You can purchase the 73 page PDF discussion guide to use as you listen to the Drive By Marriage CDs. This guide was prepared by our friends at Answers in Genesis and is excellent for your personal growth, your marriage, or for any small group discussion. Click sample to take a test drive. You can purchase the entire guide for only $10.00 by clicking Discussion Guide.
Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 9.51.06 AM Amazon- (10,000 words) When two people choose to live in marriage for the rest of their lives, there will be challenges to work through. The transformation from two independent people to a one-flesh, other-centered union is not easy. Perhaps you are finding your relationship which began so warmly has started to turn cold. Where can you turn for help? This booklet offers practical counsel from the Bible, helping you to work through marriage challenges in a God-honoring way.This booklet also makes a great handout for any Christian who needs a boost in their marriage.
Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 9.51.16 AM Kindle Edition Nook Edition - PDF Edition (10,000 words) How can parents practically raise their children to honor God in a world which doesn’t? In this booklet, Rick reveals the dynamic Gospel-centered truths about parenting which are just as relevant and applicable today as they were when they were written. Gospel-Centered Parenting: Replacing the Rules with a New Attitude is just what the doctor ordered. Learn how to parent with fewer rules, while targeting the heart of your child. Rick’s primary focus for heart-directed parenting is how to practically bring the Gospel to bear in your child’s life.The goal is for your child to be less rule-oriented, while growing in his or her affection for the Savior.

Small Group LifeSmall Group Life: FREE PDF Edition FREE NOOK Edition - FREE KINDLE Edition

Rick has developed a 100-page, 27,000 word eBook on how to build dynamic small groups.

In this concise and practical book, Rick gives biblical advice to help Christians develop a stronger, more meaningful small group.

If you’re in a small group, or are thinking of starting one, you will be able to use this instructive guide to enhance your small group experience.

It is not only helpful in your leadership training, but group participants will also learn how to experience a dynamic group life as they gain clarity on their roles and expectations.

“Small Group Life” is an invaluable tool to help men’s groups, women’s groups, and all groups spur one another on to a greater depth of love and affection for our Savior. Place this link on your website, Facebook, and other media outlets.

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