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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 …

What Are You to Do When God Does Not Respond Like You Hoped?

What Are You to Do When God Does Not Respond Like You Hoped

Humans were created for worship; it’s part of our ontology—the nature of our being—as determined by our Creator. You will worship something. If you worship the living God in spirit and truth, you will be transformed into His likeness; if you worship any version of… Continue Reading …

How to Overcome Our Most Damaging Response to Frustrating Times

How to Overcome Our Most Damaging Response to Frustrating Times

It’s possible to let your thoughts run to places that are not redemptive during frustrating and disappointing times. We are in those times. The two primary strongholds are fear and anger. Fearfulness captures too many of us in dire situations while others respond angrily at… Continue Reading …

Ep. 272 How To Navigate God’s Decreed Will, Moral Will, and Messy Will

Ep. 272 How to Navigate God's Decreed Will, Moral Will, and Messy Will

Shows Main Idea – All of us have transgressed God’s moral law. For different reasons, some of these folks live in the victimhood of the sinful choices they made. They are unable to understand how God can use their sin sinlessly. In essence, they see… Continue Reading …

Ep. 271 Is It Okay for an Adult Child to Live on Their Own?

Ep. 271 Is It Okay for an Adult Child to Live on Their Own

Shows Main Idea – You have an adult child. Let’s say the child is 25-years old and wants to leave their childhood home to live independently. Is it okay for them to do so? What are some of the dynamics you would like to explore… Continue Reading …

Ep. 266 When Biblical Counselors Don’t Act like Biblical Counselors

Ep. 266 When Biblical Counselors Don't Act Like Biblical Counselors

Shows Main Idea – I recently posted a few concerns about the Duluth Model Power and Control Wheel in response to a biblical counselor who asked. This biblical counselor was okay with the critique and shared similar concerns. I then posted my concerns on the… Continue Reading …

Trusting God Is Good, But You Need More When Suffering Comes

Trusting God Is Good, But You Need More When Suffering Comes

When you think about your sanctification, what do you believe regarding your role in it? Are you beholding to passive or active obedience or both? Passive is sitting, soaking, and trusting while active is doing something with your faith. When suffering comes, is trusting God… Continue Reading …

How to Respond to a Gossiper Who Wants Me to Do More

How to Respond to the Grumbling Church Member Who Wants More

Have you been on the receiving end of gossip? How did you respond? What did your reaction reveal about your walk with the Lord? One of the most challenging relational opportunities is when someone gossips about you. When it happens, there are several options for… Continue Reading …