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Ep. 307 Stop Using My Resources 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 …

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. 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. 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 …

Ep. 249 What Is Reactive Racism and Reflective Racism?

Ep. 249 What Is Reactive Racism and Reflective Racism

Shows Main Idea – Reactive racism is a spontaneous, lack of self-control moment where you say something unkind to someone. Reflective racism is more introspective and internalized. It’s a genuine racist. You might say it like, “He’s a racist.” Which one are you? Maybe you’re… Continue Reading …

Ep. 245 Rick Answers Your Eclectic Facebook Questions

Ep. 245 Rick Answers Your Many and Eclectic Facebook Questions

Show’s Main Idea – Lots of questions from our community. Rick tackles some of your most pressing matters in this podcast. For example, how to make a living as a Christian counselor? How do you respond to a person who won’t forgive you? What happens… Continue Reading …

Ep. 243 How To Leave Churches, Ministries, Employers, Etc.

Ep. 243 How to Leave a Churches, Ministries, Employers, Etc.

Show’s Main Idea – I interact with folks leaving ministries regularly, which reminds me of something many believers don’t think about, which is showing honor to the leadership before you leave. In the last three weeks, I’ve had three encounters with people leaving churches or… Continue Reading …

Ep. 242 Rick Answers Questions about Abuse and More

Ep. 242 Rick Answers Questions about Abuse and More

Show’s Main Idea – Rick is playing catch-up in this podcast as he answers questions from our community, responds to accusations about him being an idolater, and gives practical advice on how to initially respond to someone asking for help because they are in an… Continue Reading …