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Ep. 307 Stop Using My Resources to Make a Person Conform

Stop Using My Resources As a Cudgel to Make a Person Conform
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Shows Main Idea – I received this email from a hurting wife who said, “My husband is abusive. He followed you and sent so many articles from you to me, showing how I needed to change. I know you don’t like the word abuse, so… Continue Reading …

How to Train Your Flea, or How to Control Others

How To Train Your Flea, Or How To Control Others

Have you ever trained a flea? It’s a simple process. You place a flea or a flock of fleas (not sure if flock is the right word) in a Mason jar and tighten the lid. Next, you leave the flea(s) in the jar for three… Continue Reading …

Ep. 299 How to Interact with a Pastor with Known Sin

Ep. 299 How to Interact with a Pastor with Known Sin

Shows Main Idea – You’re on a church staff or part of a church’s leadership team. You become aware of a fellow leader in known sin. How are you to help him? What are some things you should consider with a brother or sister who… Continue Reading …

Ep. 297 Knowing How to Live Out Practical Forgiveness Is Essential

Ep. 297 Knowing How to Live Out Practical Forgiveness Is Essential

Shows Main Idea – Forgiveness is a multifaceted opportunity for two people to reconcile after there is a transgression. Because of the complexity of sin and the complications of some relationships, it’s not always straightforward. Each person must work hard to understand biblical forgiveness and… Continue Reading …

Ep. 296 Some Practical Advice for Those Struggling with Deep Hurts

Ep. 296 Some Practical Advice for Those Struggling with Deep Hurts

Shows Main Idea – A friend asked me for advice on helping someone who has gone through some deep hurts in her life. The horrific events were patterns, not an isolated episode. When assisting a hurting person, you must marshall many biblical helpers because of… Continue Reading …

Ep. 289 What Is the Best Way to Handle Secret Marriage Sins?

Ep. 289 What Is the Best Way to Handle Secret Marriage Sins_

Shows Main Idea – What are you to do with unconfessed past sins against your spouse? What are the questions you want to ask if you were helping someone who wants to come clean? In this episode, Biff sinned against Mable years ago, and after… Continue Reading …

Ep. 287 Considering the Curious Contours of Confession

Ep. 287 Considering the Curious Contours of Confession

Shows Main Idea – Lucia and I were meeting with a couple, and the conversation centered on the idea of confession. I shared some things with them to help as they continue to grow in loving each other well. At one point, the wife said… Continue Reading …

Ep. 285 Fighting the Culture War for the Sake of Our Children

Ep. 285 Fighting the Culture War for the Sake of Our Children

Shows Main Idea – When your child begins to embrace a worldview from the culture, there are a few things you want to assess as you talk to your child. There is a full-on culture war as they are trying to persuade, intimidate, censor, and… Continue Reading …

Ep. 281 EMDR: Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy

Ep. 281 EMDR_ Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy

Shows Main Idea – EMDR is Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy. Though it has been around for decades, it has gained a lot of momentum within Christian circles the past few years. It’s a common question that comes to our ministry. In this episode, Rick explains what… Continue Reading …

Ep. 279 The Problem with Overly Blaming Men for Relationship Problems

Shows Main Idea – There are always two guilty people in any relationship problem. One could be “more guilty” than the other, but neither of them operated flawlessly during their relationship. If you’re not honest about what happened between them, you will not have a chance… Continue Reading …