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How to Respond to Angry People with Too Many Needs

How to Respond to Angry People With Too Many Needs

Anger is a relationship-fracturing phenomenon that happens too often between individuals. The angry heart desires something from someone who does not provide it or is not responding quickly enough. Because their desire is not finding satiation, the craving soul begins to manipulate the other person… Continue Reading …

God Does Not Need Us; His Love Is Perfect and Unmanipulated

God Does Not Need Us; His Love Is Perfect and Unmanipulated

Imagine not needing someone to make you happy. There are so many benefits to the non-needy individual; one of them is the perfect freedom to love others without worrying about what they may or may not do. God is like this. He does not need… Continue Reading …

Ep. 396 Why ACBC Does Not Accept Our Training

Ep. 396 Why ACBC Does Not Accept Our Training

Shows Main Idea – A recurring question inquirers ask about our Mastermind training program is if they take our course, will it go toward certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). This podcast provides the direct answer and a few other thoughts about… Continue Reading …

Ep. 395 God Does Not Become Sad When You Hurt; He’s Better Than That

Ep. 395 God Does Not Become Sad When You Hurt; He's Better Than That

Shows Main Idea – God is complete. He cannot be more or less than what He is at every moment. He is self-existing and not dependent upon or manipulated by anyone. The confusion comes when people misunderstand how the Bible uses human language to communicate… Continue Reading …

Ep. 389 Comprehensive Data-Gathering Is Crucial to Help Victims

Ep. 389 The Pivoting of the Abuse Culture Hurts Victims

Shows Main Idea – Helping the victims of abuse cannot be like looking down a tube, excluding comprehensive, peripheral data-gathering. We must believe the victim so much that we want to investigate every possible option to find the whole truth about the abuse so that… Continue Reading …

Eight Practical and Transforming Ways to Think about Your Past

Eight Practical and Transforming Ways to Think About Your Past

Thinking about our past can be a good thing. There is a lot made of a person’s past in the counseling world. Our history is important because God was in our past. (cf. Jeremiah 1:5; Ephesians 1:3-11). The Lord did not show up in our… Continue Reading …

Every Christian Should Be Counseling; It’s God’s Call on Our Lives

One of the unintended consequences of the biblical counseling movement is that counseling is for a select number of Christians. Though God has blessed the biblical counseling movement over several decades, one of the problems with the unprecedented growth is that we forgot to tell… Continue Reading …

When Unforgiveness Lingers, Resentment and Bitterness Enter

When Unforgiveness Lingers, Resentment and Bitterness Enter

Supporter Question: As a full-time elder and pastor for twenty-seven years, I have seen and walked with people through many forms of offenses and relational conflict. Your articles are helpful and needed in the church today. In the following scenario, I wonder if you could… Continue Reading …

Ep. 381 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 14

Ep. 381 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 14

Shows Main Idea – This episode review of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill speaks to the aftermath of Mark Driscoll’s resignation from the church. Mike Cosper from Christianity Today interviews an eclectic group of folks who talk about the heartbreak, turmoil, fear, as… Continue Reading …

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 …

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