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Christian Legalism: People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

Christian Legalism, People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

Christian legalism is the bane of religion. It’s the persistent nemesis in all of our hearts. Though we usually discuss legalism regarding our salvation, I’m speaking about how it affects our sanctification after being born again. Most Christians I encounter do not struggle with a… Continue Reading …

An Unusual Place to Talk about Exporting Modesty to the Next Generation

Typically, when people think about modesty, their minds immediately go to what a person wears and arbitrary preferences rather than the heart’s motivations that influence our external choices. Perhaps when I mentioned “modesty,” your impulse was similar: “Great, he will tell us what to wear!”… Continue Reading …

How Can an Aging Wife Compete with Cyber Women?

How Can an Aging Wife Compete With Cyber Women

Social media is ubiquitous, and there are many redemptive applications of it. But with all good things, there is always the Adamic smell of death that lures some people into the darker side of what should be a means of grace. Social media has many… Continue Reading …

My Spouse Never Asks for Forgiveness; How Am I to Respond?

My Spouse Never Asks for Forgiveness; How Am I to Respond

Mable came to me, exclaiming, “I’m frustrated! I am always approaching my husband with my sin, asking for his forgiveness, but he seems never to see his need to ask me for forgiveness. Many times he won’t even bother to forgive me. What am I… Continue Reading …

Bitterness Is Self-Induced Poisoning of the Soul

Bitterness Is Self-Induced Poisoning of the Soul

There is an intrinsic nature to bitterness. The bitter person is like someone with a cup of poison. Each time they think about their problems, they take another sip. In most situations, the individual is not aware of what they are doing to themselves. It’s… Continue Reading …

The Top 50 Things I Want My Daughter To Know

The Top 50 Things I Want My Daughter To Know

People ask me often for parenting advice. It’s a broad subject, and depending on the age of the children and a host of other factors, my response is always different. Sometimes I tell them what we did, not because we have figured things out or… Continue Reading …

The Top 50 Things I Want My Son to Know

The Top 50 Things I Want My Son To Know

What would you say if you could share the top fifty things you would want your son to take into adulthood? If your son is young, you’re in a great spot to start teaching some of these things. If your son is in his teen… Continue Reading …

The Reason I Stopped Hating My Dad Was Life-Changing

The Reason I Stopped Hating My Dad Was Life-Changing

Every child to varying degrees is treated poorly by a parent. I wish I had another story to tell. Victimization is not okay or straightforward, but it is a fact about the fallout of fallenness. If the child does not know how to process the… Continue Reading …

My Spouse Does Not See a Problem with Our Marriage

My Spouse Does Not See a Problem with Our Marriage

It is not unusual for a marriage to be out-of-balance or spiritually off-kilter. There are many reasons for this problem between two formerly inseparable people who now have something between them that keeps them asymmetrical. Before addressing how to deal with a spouse who does… Continue Reading …

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 …

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