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Ep. 322 Webinar: Family, Friends, and Other Secondary Considerations

Ep. 322 Family, Friends, and Other Secondary Considerations

Shows Main Idea – When secondary goals—no matter how wonderful they are—become our primary aim for others, we will damage our relationships. In this webinar, Rick talks about the dangers of elevating expectations for others to change while presenting a better way to think about… Continue Reading …

Ep. 321 Why Are Superficial Friends More Enjoyable Than Long-Term Ones?

Why Are Superficial Friends More Enjoyable Than Long-Term Ones

Shows Main Idea – There are built-in dangers when we prefer risk-free superficial relationships over the risks of long-term friends fraught with disappointment. For example, I will hear a person talk about how they met a stranger, and within minutes they had an in-depth personal… Continue Reading …

Ep 276 Ten Sequential and Vital Steps When Correcting Someone

Ep. 276 Ten Sequential and Vital Steps When Correcting Someone

Shows Main Idea – When it comes to correcting others, we are all over the map. We can do it harshly. We may choose to do it behind their backs. Others decide to cave to their insecurities, daring not to bring up the tough conversation.… Continue Reading …

Ep. 224 My Church Is Not Transparent and It’s Frustrating

Ep. 224 My Church Is Not Transparent and It's Frustrating

Shows Main Idea – One of the more common and often accurate complaints about a local church is the lack of openness among the people. This problem is not isolated to merely one church, but a typical struggle for many. The critical question in this podcast… Continue Reading …

Ep. 177 An Exceptional Marriage Book for You

Shows Main Idea – Get Ready – For Your Best Marriage Now – If you are thinking about dating, courtship, or getting married, this could be the most important book you’ll ever read. I realize what I just wrote may come across as an overstatement or hyperbolic marketing, but… Continue Reading …

Ep. 157 You Should Not Make a Person’s Problems Your Main Focus

Shows Main Idea – In your normal close relationships, it is not wise to make their problems the primary focus of your interactions. If you do, you may run them off or tempt them to lie, so you stop talking about what is wrong with… Continue Reading …

Ep. 147 Who You Are Affects Your Relationships

Shows Main Idea –The person that you are on the inside always comes out and affects your relationships. If you have a Godward orientation, you will have a positive effect on others. If you have a selfish orientation, you will hurt your relationships. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Ep. 130 The Disconnected Man, with Jim Turner

Shows Main Idea – The Disconnected Man tracks the journey of one man’s surprise discovery of his own disconnectedness and his desire to help other men, and the women who love them, before it is too late. Listen to my interview with the author, Jim… Continue Reading …

Ep. 99 Five Ways to Know If You’re a Real Man to a Woman

Shows Main Idea – I want to lead my wife, but I don’t know how. I don’t want to be a wussified leader. The problem is that my dad was not a good leader and I’m at a loss on how to serve my wife… Continue Reading …

Ep. 93 Eight Essentials For an Exceptional Small Group Experience

Shows Main Idea – Small group life can be an amazing experience, or it could be the most frustrating part of your week. These eight ideas, when discussed thoroughly and implemented practically, can change any small group experience. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …