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Learning How To Encourage Disappointing People To Change

Learning How to Encourage Disappointing People to Change

If a family member or friend does not meet your expectations, what is your primary way of motivating them to change? Do you encourage them toward a better way of living, or do you use other methods like criticism, nagging, and condemnation that tempts them… Continue Reading …

The Sobering Truth for Why Some People Do Not Change

The Sobering Truth for Why Some People Do Not Change

The more you want someone to change, and the more you are pulling for them to change, the greater the temptation to feel pressure regarding your role in the change process. In such cases, you must know that if a person wants to change, he… Continue Reading …

How to Think about and Respond to the Unchanging Person

God’s grace is sufficient. God can change anyone. The Spirit can empower a person to change. God’s Word is sufficient. So why do some people not change? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want… Continue Reading …

I Met a Christian Who Refuses to Walk Away From His Sin

Can a Christian walk away from God? To help work through this question, we must recognize that Christianity is not neat, and sin has never been respectful of our preferred categories. The Hebrew writer is suggesting there can be this kind of Christian–a believer, who… Continue Reading …

A Few Thoughts On an Unchangeable Situation

Whenever a person believes their circumstances should change and is doggedly determined to change them, even if they have to go through hell and high water to do it, they will set themselves up for unceasing conflict and personal frustration. Most of the time the… Continue Reading …

Why You Need to Know You Can’t Fix People

I have worked in ministry as a hospital chaplain, and one of the big lessons that chaplains learn early in their training is the rigor of accepting the inherent limits in the pastoral care of patients, families, and staff. You may want to read Seven… Continue Reading …