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Practically Navigating the Contours to Help an Abuse Victim

Practically Navigating the Contours to Help an Abuse Victim

Patiently loving the abused while listening to their story to comprehend what happened to and in them is vital. Additionally, you will represent Jesus most effectively if you do not move faster than they can go. Of course, you want them to experience restorative freedom,… Continue Reading …

The Carefulness and Competence Needed When Helping the Abused

Micro and Macro Listening When Helping the Sexually Abused

Sexual abuse is one of the most devastating and complicating sin crimes that someone forces on another human being. Though I don’t fully understand the horror of this type of abuse because it has not happened to me, I’ve sat with many victims of sexual… Continue Reading …

12 Tips to Help a Person Who Is Angry with Someone

12 Tips to Help a Person Who Is Angry with Someone

Anger is one of our most common temptations. You cannot put two imperfect people together for an extended period and expect them not to have conflict. Anger will always be a recurring feature of their relationship. Knowing how to navigate the conflict while removing the… Continue Reading …

Pick an Enemy! Will You Do What Jesus Said: Love Them?

Pick an Enemy! Will You Do What Jesus Said Love Them

Roll through your mental index, identifying the kind of person or people group you do not prefer, those you typically avoid? They do things you don’t like. Their attitude, mannerism, behavior, worldview, or [fill in the blank] is not your cup of tea. Perhaps it’s… Continue Reading …

A Reasonable Response to the Gun Control Debate

A Reasonable Response to the Gun Control Debate

When mass shootings happen, many reasonable people stand on all sides of the gun control debate. Some folks want to limit the number of guns we have and how we use them. Others want to eliminate them altogether. Then there are those who want more… Continue Reading …

How to Prepare Your Heart When a Tragedy Happens

How to Prepare Your Heart for National Tragedies

Sometimes the English language is inadequate for conveying our thoughts. Words always seem to fall short when there is a personal or national tragedy. Tragedies remind me of Job’s friends who made a wise choice in the beginning not to speak so quickly. Horrific events… Continue Reading …

I’m Angry at God Because He Did Not Help Me

I'm Angry at God Because He Did Not Help Me

A counselor friend asked how you encourage someone when they are angry at God for what happened to them. The lady is mad because Sovereign Lord did not protect her from horrific victimization. He has been meeting with her for weeks and wondered if he… Continue Reading …

To Those Who Are Angry with God for the Life They Have

To Those Who Are Angry with God for the Life They Have

Everybody is a victim. We all received a raw deal. And life is not fair. I’m not mocking anyone, but merely stating the obvious. Nobody comes into the world unscathed. We’re fallen individuals. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve’s dastardly deed sent the… Continue Reading …

The Toxic and Damaging Effects of the Angry Dad

The Toxic and Damaging Effects of the Angry Dad

Few things are more frightening to a child than an angry dad. An angry father in the home is the metaphorical equivalent of rolling a child’s heart through a minefield. The angry dad forces the child to live between two worlds: strive to be perfect… Continue Reading …

Dear Parents, Will You Stop Your Arguing? Please!

Dear Parents, Will You Stop Your Arguing_ Please!

When children are young, they believe their parents are impressive in about every way. As they grow older and create proper categories for living well with others, they begin to see their parents’ good and bad behaviors. Observing flawed lives in the family dynamic does… Continue Reading …

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