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Ep. 341 Webinar: Examining and Identifying the Target of Change

The source of our struggles finds its root in our hearts. Rick leads you through these issues in this outstanding webinar, Target of Change

Shows Main Idea – When someone shares with you a personal struggle, you want to help them think through the internal tensions that have created the external outcomes. The source of our personal struggles finds its root in our hearts. The first course of action… Continue Reading …

Ep. 338 Webinar: How to Identify Ruling Motives of the Heart

Ep. 338 Webinar How to Identify Ruling Motives of the Heart

Shows Main Idea – All of our sin patterns are rooted in our practical theology, at the level of our hearts, rather than in the behavioral patterns of our perceived problems. In this webinar, Rick takes you on a deep dive inside our idol factories,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 335 Webinar: Doctrine of Repentance, the Christian’s Secret Weapon

Ep. 335 Webinar Doctrine of Repentance, Christian's Secret Weapon

Shows Main Idea – The doctrine of repentance is the Christian’s secret weapon because they are the only ones who can change from the inside out with true heart transformation that sustainably affects behaviors. Rick walks you through the thirteen steps to practical life change… 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. 293 Three Things a Couple Should Know for a Lasting Marriage

Ep. 293 Three Things Every Couple Need to Know to Have a Lasting Marriage

Shows Main Idea – Rick met with a young couple for pre-marriage counseling recently, and the man asked him for the top things they needed to know to have a great marriage. He shared three things with this couple. After the counseling session, he turned… 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. 264 Tips to Help an Adult Sibling Who Is Not Walking with the Lord

Ep. 264 Tips to Help an Adult Sibling Who Is Not Walking with the Lord

Shows Main Idea – A child chooses to walk away from the Lord after becoming an adult. You want to help this person, but you’re not sure how to do it. It’s your sibling. How do you become part of the solution? You realize there… 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. 252 The Miraculous Twists and Turns That Led to This Ministry

Ep. 252 The Miraculous Twists and Turns That Led to This Ministry

Shows Main Idea – An amazing thing can happen when you stop grumbling and complaining. At least, that is what happened to me. How many of you have experienced surprising grace and ministry advancement after you repented of a specific sin? Did you know that… Continue Reading …