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Ep. 376 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 13

Ep. 376 Response to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Episode 13

Shows Main Idea – This particular episode is number ten from the Christianity Today podcast series, though it’s the thirteenth total episode in this long-form narrative about the rise and fall of Mars Hill Church. They title this episode “The Tempest” as Mike Cosper retells… Continue Reading …

Ep. 363 Webinar: Pursuing Conflict for Unity’s Sake

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Show Main Idea: Sometimes in life, you have to get in a conflict with someone. This dreaded reality is not a wish, desire, or prayer request but rather a common-sense perspective that comes with living in a sin-cursed world. It is impossible to have two… Continue Reading …

Ep. 348 Webinar: Sympathy and Empathy, You Need to Know This

Ep. 348 Sympathy and Empathy, You Need to Know This

Show Main Idea: If you do not have a working definition of sympathy and empathy and, more vitally, a practical application of them, you may do much harm to those who need your care the most. This presentation is an exploration of clearing up the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 331 Webinar: The Dangerous Tension of a Victim’s Mentality

Ep. 331 Webinar The Dangerous Tension of a Victim's Mentality

Shows Main Idea – Being a victim of anything is one of the most challenging circumstances for a hurting soul to negotiate. The journey out of the effects of victimization is long. Some contours will challenge the victim to the broadest expanse of their soul.… Continue Reading …

Ep. 314 It Takes Courage to Understand a Person the Right Way

Ep. 314 It Takes Courage to Understand a Person the Right Way

Shows Main Idea – Understanding someone is more in-depth than understanding what is happening to a person. Too often, hurt people only want someone to understand them so that they feel affirmation and validation. This critical need is one of six things that make up… Continue Reading …

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. 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. 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. 275 Counseling the Imposter’s Wife, a Student’s Case Study

Ep. 275 Counseling the Imposter's Wife, a Student's Case Study

Shows Main Idea – How would you counsel a lady with a passive husband, who shows her a lack of interest? It has been going on for decades. She presents her case to you, and it’s your opportunity to walk her through her disappointment. This… Continue Reading …