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When the Parent’s Anger Complicates the Life of the Child

When the Parent's Anger Complicates the Life of the Child

The angry heart does not have to direct its frustration toward anyone to complicate that relationship. Of course, you can be mad with someone, and it will damage your redemptive goals with them. But whether you have a general condition of anger or you go… Continue Reading …

You Have the Right to Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Imagine being untethered from the controlling opinions of others. Imagine not thinking about what other people think about you. Imagine being so connected to God that your daily experience is the enjoyment of His pleasure. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Mind Mapping Stinking Thinking: How to Change Your Mind

The noetic effect of sin means our thinking can be stinking at times. Humans, born in the image of God, fell into sin. Our fall broke the purity and clarity of the mind that God gave to us. We need a change of mind, which this mind… Continue Reading …

When Education Becomes Deadly To a Child’s Soul

An unguarded strength is a double weakness. One of the more common strengths parents want their children to have is education. If the parents are not wise in how they try to create this passion in their child, they can set the child up for… Continue Reading …

Day 26 – Teen Devotion: Controlled By the Opinions of Others

Day 26 - Teen Devotion_ Controlled By the Opinions of Others

Being controlled by other people’s opinions is a problem that every person struggles with to varying degrees. Biblically it is called fear of man. This term is typically more recognizable by such labels as peer-pressure, codependency, and insecurity. Listen to the podcast Read Rick’s 31-Day… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 24 – Some Parents Should Stop Parenting

Parenting, Day 24 - Some Parents Should Stop Parenting

You cannot create unity from disunity. What is on the inside will come out on the outside. If disunity is what is in your marriage, disunity is what will flow out of your marriage. If disunity characterizes your marriage, the likelihood of your children being… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 29 – One Reason Children Rebel Against Their Parents

Parenting, Day 29 - One Reason Children Rebel Against Their Parents

Parents have the responsibility and privilege to guide their children into a practical experience of knowing and loving God. Though all children are born with a limited God-awareness, you can cooperate with the Lord in the process of connecting that immature, innate awareness of God… Continue Reading …