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How to Practically Help Abused People

Loving the abused is being Jesus to the hurting, a God-glorying privilege. And as you consider moving forward in your soul care, you want to discern many things, including the individual’s fears. Give her time to trust you, as her emotions may be oscillating. Listen… Continue Reading …

Listening To Sexual Abuse, Part One

Sexual abuse is one of the most devastating and complicating sinful crimes that an individual forces on another human being. Though I don’t fully understand the horror of abuse because it has not happened to me, I’ve sat with many victims of this violence and… 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 …

Case Study: The Sexually Abused

Case Study_ The Sexually Abused

Janet was first sexually abused by a relative when she was 9-years old. The sex crime continued for almost three years. She never told anyone until her 30th birthday, when she revealed to her husband what had happened. Before telling him, she had convinced herself… Continue Reading …

Four Shades to Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is hard to capsulize in a short weblog. There are scores of explanations and angles to this pandemic problem that crosses geographical borders and generational lines. In this article I will give only a few problems associated with domestic abuse, just to draw… Continue Reading …

Ep. 47 Should a Pastor Beat and Abuse His Wife?

Shows Main Idea – If a pastor abuses his wife by beating her, is he wrong? Is there justification for hitting his wife? If you had oversight over him, how would you respond? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,

Why Each Person Needs Care According to Their Uniqueness

Why Each Person Needs Care According to Their Uniqueness

You have heard the saying, different strokes for different folks, right? It is a practical perspective when it comes to assessing people because every person presents a unique opportunity to figure out so you can care for them according to who they are. This concept… Continue Reading …

Ep. 376 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 13

Ep. 376 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 13

Shows Main Idea – This particular episode is number ten from the Christianity Today podcast series, though it’s the thirteenth total episode in this long-form narrative about the rise and fall of Mars Hill Church. They title this episode “The Tempest” as Mike Cosper retells… Continue Reading …

The Perfect Place to Reveal Your Dysfunctional Self

The Perfect Place To Reveal Your Dysfunctional Self

You have no choice about being dysfunctional. We’re all broken in different ways. Even on our best days, imperfections show through like a stain under the white paint. Our collective fallenness is why the local church is so fabulous. It’s the place where you can… Continue Reading …

Is It Wrong for Christians to Have Fun in a Dark World?

Is It Wrong for Christians to Have Fun In a Dark World

One of our Supporting Members asked me about a worldview on having fun. She wondered if she was supposed to have fun, and she expressed how there seems to be an element of mystery about what fun should look like for a Christian. Are Christians… Continue Reading …