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What Is Gaslighting, Its Effects, and How to React to It?

What Is Gaslighting, Its Effects, and How to React to It_

Gaslighting is the mental manipulation that someone does to another individual. It’s a psychological maneuver of abusive-type people who want to control you by making you believe you’re guilty of something you did not do. If they persist, you may give up and accept what… Continue Reading …

Ep. 245 Rick Answers Your Eclectic Facebook Questions

Ep. 245 Rick Answers Your Many and Eclectic Facebook Questions

Show’s Main Idea – Lots of questions from our community. Rick tackles some of your most pressing matters in this podcast. For example, how to make a living as a Christian counselor? How do you respond to a person who won’t forgive you? What happens… Continue Reading …

What Is Righteous Anger vs. Unrighteous Reaction?

What Is Righteous Anger vs. Unrighteous Reaction

Righteous anger is a term we use to describe the anger from someone who is not sinful. Though it is possible to be angry and sin not, the question is how do you know if your anger is righteous or sinful? What is the difference… Continue Reading …

Is It Wrong to Show Emotion When Helping Someone?

Is It Wrong to Show Emotion When Helping Someone_

I was chatting recently with a Christian counselor who said that her mentors taught her that Christian counselors should not show emotion during a counseling session. She asked me what I thought about this kind of teaching. What do you think? It is okay to… Continue Reading …

Ep. 243 How to Leave Churches, Ministries, Employers, Etc.

Ep. 243 How to Leave a Churches, Ministries, Employers, Etc.

Show’s Main Idea – I interact with folks leaving ministries regularly, which reminds me of something many believers don’t think about, which is showing honor to the leadership before you leave. In the last three weeks, I’ve had three encounters with people leaving churches or… Continue Reading …

What Is the Litmus Test for a Leader, and Are You One?

What Is the Litmus Test for a Leader, and Are You One_

The litmus test for a true Christian leader is their ability to replicate themselves into someone else. For the Christian leader, he’s exporting his Christ-life to another individual so that person can be Christlike. If a leader does not replicate himself into another, the Christian… Continue Reading …

Should People You Know Confess Their Sins to You?

Should People You Know Confess Their Sins to You?

My friend has a hidden, secret sin, which she is afraid to confess to me. I see her in bondage to what she has done and was wondering if it is right or would it be helpful if she confessed her sin to me. What… Continue Reading …

How to Practically Help Non-Christians with Marriage Problems

How to Practically Help Non-Christians With Marriage Problems

I have heard that you cannot counsel non-Christians with God’s Word. It’s not true. You can help anyone with the Bible, no matter what their relationship is like with the Lord. The more relevant question is how do you do it? What are some practical… Continue Reading …

Ep. 235 Is It a Good Idea to Expect Pastors to Be Biblical Counselors?

Ep. 235 Will You Stop Expecting Pastors to Be Biblical Counselors?

Shows Main Idea – Should pastors have the skillset to do biblical counseling? I’m talking about an ability to care for all people in any situation, no matter the degree of difficulty. Though everyone can disciple and pastors should be able to do it better… Continue Reading …

Here Is a Useful Way to Connect the Gospel to Arguments

Here Is a Useful Way to Connect the Gospel to Arguments

There are times in a relationship when winning the argument should not be your first call to action. Jesus talked about turning the other cheek and going the extra mile with some folks. What relationships do you have where it would be a better experience… Continue Reading …