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Letter to a Teen – Six Things You Need to Know

Teenage years are confusing years. They are hard years. Expectations are high, and purpose in life questions are frustrating. Some teens have it worse than others. I was one of those teens. This letter is to any teen who has not unraveled the mystery of… Continue Reading …

Case Study: The Troubled Teen

Case Study The Troubled Teen

When I asked her why she was coming to counseling, she said her teenage daughter was in rebellion. It was my next question that surprised her. I asked her about the state of her marriage. After refocusing, she said that they dishonor one another, do… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Cheap Plates Help Overcome Anger

Case Study_ Cheap Plates Help to Overcome Anger

I was meeting with an angry man. He told me his last counselor said to buy cheap plates so when he felt anger rising inside, he could throw the inexpensive plates into the fireplace, which would help him work off steam. He said it was… Continue Reading …

Double Confession: How to Respond When Sinned Against

Often people who experience the sin of others react by sinning in response to what happened to them. Many of these “victims of sin” do not come back around and ask forgiveness for their sinful attitude toward the person who hurt them. But when they… Continue Reading …

Ep. 87 The Unintended Consequence of an Emotional Affair

Shows Main Idea – What is an “emotional affair?” That kind of language creeps into our biblio-centric system of thought from the culture–a worldview that denies Christ, so they create labels and ideas that are anti-biblical. There are scores of examples of this: evolution, self-esteem,… Continue Reading …

My Mother Died Last Night—A Few Thoughts After Life

My mother went to heaven on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The next day, I made this journal entry about her death, life, and finally becoming a Christian. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: From Despair to Hope: Grieving The Death Of A… Continue Reading …

How to Turn Your Arguments Into Redemptive Communication

Couples experiencing marriage difficulty often cite poor communication as the issue. Despite a desire for change, old patterns of interactions reveal themselves, especially in the heat of conflict. Hope for change only occurs when this pattern changes. In This Series How Your Thoughts Reveal Your… Continue Reading …

Your Thoughts Reveal Your Functional Identity

It benefits you to explore your functional identity during a season of difficulty. Wayward hearts and vulnerable souls can easily skew their identities, resulting in the construction of false worship structures, which when present, can lead to increased hopelessness and difficulty during trials. In This… Continue Reading …

Ep. 74 How Not to Fall Like a Leader

Shows Main Idea – A supporting member asked me, “Why do so many of our prominent Christians leaders fall into sin and how do you help protect leaders from moral failure?” I’m on the board of a national organization, and this is one of our… Continue Reading …

Should a Fallen Leader Be Restored Back to Ministry?

We have experienced the past few years the meteoric rise of several national leaders, who gained a large following, only to become disqualified from ministry due to moral failures. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

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