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One Essential Quality Of an Effective Wife

One of the most critical questions a wife could ask herself is how she compares herself to her husband. Where she lands on this matter can shape the marriage for good or bad. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

A Cry For the Victims Of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse does not resonate with everyone who hears about it. The reason is that sexual violence is not generally on our radars. It’s similar to the abortion debate. Most people involved with the pro-life cause have a passion for it because they have had… Continue Reading …

The Need to Forgive Even If You Don’t Reconcile

Sometimes you can forgive a person and reconcile. Other times you can forgive but can’t reconcile. The first opportunity is transactional while the second is attitudinal. Either way, you can experience freedom from the sin of others if you will forgive. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Am I To Forgive Someone Who Is Not Asking?

Member Mailbag – As a believer does God’s Word require me to forgive a relative of mine time after time–essentially let her off the hook–for her unkind behavior and attitude toward me, and the many cruel and untrue things she has done behind my back… Continue Reading …

I Will Forgive You If You Promise to Change

Forgiveness is only one aspect of the change process. It is not a full or complete change, but one of the mile markers that lead to change. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: Double Confession: How to Respond When Sinned Against The… Continue Reading …

Ep. 280 A Few Things I Would Do If I Could Go Back

Ep. 280 A Few Things I Would Do If I Could Go Back

Shows Main Idea – I was listening to a Dennis Prager show, and someone asked him if he could go back to his twenties, what would he do differently. I started reflecting on that question, and though I don’t live in guilt and regret, it… Continue Reading …

What Is the Way to Work through Personality Differences?

What Is the Way to Work Though Personality Differences_

Rick, recently you talked about how you tend to live on “military time” and Lucia lives on “island time” and how you both have had to work through your conflicting personality traits in your marriage. You also tied this to how the gospel speaks to… Continue Reading …

Start Here When Working through Personal Hurt

When a problem happens or someone does something to hurt you, where do you begin working through this relational problem? What is your starting point? May I make a suggestion to help you work through hurts, whether they are of your making or what someone… Continue Reading …

Don’t Apologize. Don’t Say, “I’m Sorry.”

In our culture today, the phrase “I’m sorry” has become our first response when we sin against each other. The term has nearly wholly replaced biblical forgiveness. Though it may be a good start in relational reconciliation, it can never get the job done when… Continue Reading …

When I Won’t Forgive Someone

Forgiveness is one of the hardest concepts for the Christian to come to terms with, particularly when someone has hurt the believer. The victims of crimes suffer the most. I know that was true for Jesus: He suffered for my sins, which makes the call… Continue Reading …