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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. 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. 278 An Interpretation of the Political and Personal Life of Donald Trump

Ep. 278 An Interpretation of the Political and Personal Life of Donald Trump

Shows Main Idea – There are many sides to all of us. If any of us were under the scrutiny that President Donald Trump has been under the past four years, none of us would fair too well. There are things that we do exceptionally,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 263 How to Be Free of Your Sin Regardless of the Other Person

Ep. 263 How to Be Free of Your Sin Regardless of the Other Person

Shows Main Idea – Sometimes we can become stuck in our old habits, and it creates a blind spot that keeps us from changing. Mable is one of those stuck people. She has a life-long pattern of sinful anger and does not know how to… Continue Reading …

Ep. 250 How to Tell If Too Much Social Media Is Bad for Your Soul

Ep. 250 How to Tell If Too Much Social Media Is Bad for Your Soul

Shows Main Idea – The news is a drag that can drag you down and suck the joy from your soul. God did not build your mind to hold all the anger, gossip, pain, suffering, rage, and destruction of the world. You have a small… 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. 181 To Forgive or Not to Forgive – That Is the Question

To Forgive or Not to Forgive - That Is the Question|Ep. 181 To Forgive or Not to Forgive - That Is the Question

Shows Main Idea – Forgiveness is for the offender’s benefit and the offended. Frequently, we have a narrow view of forgiveness, as though it is only about the transgressor. Though the intent of forgiveness does not mean both parties will experience this grace gift. Minimally,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 180 It’s Critical to Know that You’ll Always Be Angry

Shows Main Idea – Changing your thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors can be challenging for some individuals. Did you know there are a few issues that you can repent of quickly, and there are others that recur time and again? And did you know it’s possible… Continue Reading …

Ep. 179 The Mysterious Interplay of Fear, Anger, and Self-Reliance

Shows Main Idea – To be afraid is to be normal. Nobody comes into the world—except for Jesus—unfearful. Fear is a core “Adamic problem” that we all get at birth, and it can tempt anyone to anger, which is why it’s vital to understand the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 110 Help for the Angry Person

Shows Main Idea – Sinful anger comes from the heart of a weak person who has not learned how to submit his desires to the obedience of Christ. In this podcast, Rick provides explanations and tools to help the angry person. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …