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Case Study: The Spear You Sharpen May Stab You In the Heart

The Spear You Sharpen May Stab You In the Heart

Five years ago Mable met Biff and had a whirlwind dating relationship. They were impure but rationalized what they were doing by marrying hastily. Though friends had reservations about them marrying, no one spoke into their lives because the couple kept themselves at arm’s length… Continue Reading …

Case Study: What About Biff?

Case Study_ What About Biff_

Mable has left Biff after 24 years of marriage. She cites Biff’s problems as ongoing anger issues, four episodes of physical abuse, mental manipulation, consistently demeaning her, embarrassing her in front of their five children, and his unwillingness to seek help. In addition to these… Continue Reading …

What Am I Missing When I Get Angry?

One of the more natural temptations for me to yield to is sinful anger. But it might not look like what you expect. It manifests in subtle ways that may not be perceived by others. And when I choose anger, I’m missing something significant. Listen… Continue Reading …

Something Must Come Between Us, Or We’ll Hurt Each Other

There is wonder working power in the cross of Christ. It can change you and your relationships, but the process is not a passive exercise. If the cross is not between you and others, you’ll hurt those you should love. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

The Hidden and Surprising Side of Anger

The angry man is a sad man. He is also a reckless man. But did you know the angry man is probably a scared man too? Most sinful anger is born out of insecurity. He is fearful he is not going to get what he… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 11 – Easy Way To Disqualify Yourself As A Parent

Parenting, Day 11 – An Easy Way to Disqualify Yourself

Too often, parents with sinning children focus too quickly on the disruptive child as they bypass their reactions to their disappointing child. Here are two questions that will help you avoid this parenting problem: How would you describe your relationship with the Lord? How are… Continue Reading …

Angry People Have Too Many Needs

If you are angry with someone, you will fracture that relationship. The angry heart is a desiring heart; the person is choosing anger as a manipulative measure to get what he wants. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn,… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 2 – Who Pays for Your Spouse’s Sins?

Who Pays for Your Spouse's Sins

When your spouse sins, who pays for it? Do you make your spouse pay for what they did wrong, or do you take your spouse to Jesus and show them how His death is enough punishment to remove the transgression? Too often, the offended spouse… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 10 – Something Must Come Between You Two

Marriage Devotion Day 10 – Something Must Come Between Us

I met with a couple who seemed pretty convinced that the other person in the marriage was the marriage’s biggest problem. Both of them were clear about how the other person was sabotaging their relationship. They had their facts straight and, for the most part,… Continue Reading …

When You Get Angry, Do You See Yourself Correctly?

Anger is a universal problem. Everybody does it. For many people, it’s the most recurring sin pattern in their lives. It’s easier to be harsh than kind, to uncharitably judge than think the best, to shut people down rather than build them up. The number… Continue Reading …