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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 …

Vital Teaching for Releasing Your Children to the World

Vital Teaching for Releasing Your Children to the World

One of the essential goals of parenting is the practice of releasing your children to the culture where they will eventually live. Part of this process is for them to live less under the governance of the parent’s rules and more under God’s authority. As… Continue Reading …

If You Do These Things, You Will Be a Missional Friend

If You Do These Things, You Will Be a Missional Friend

When you think about doing ministry, what comes to mind? What thoughts do you have when you hear the words “being missional through ministry.” Two things that should be somewhere near the top of your list are a biblical understanding of missional ministry and where… Continue Reading …

Knowing What to Do But Not Doing It Is a Problem

God’s mercy comes to us without conditions but does not proceed without our cooperation. So too our aid must begin freely, regardless of the recipient’s merits. But our mercy must increasingly demand change, or it is not really love. – Timothy J. Keller, Ministries of… Continue Reading …

Learning How to Help the Person Who Hurt You

Do you know how to distinguish between the symptomatic problems of a person and the “root cause” issues? A person can become so irritated with the frustrating behaviors of someone that they miss the real cause, which keeps them from providing grace-motivated, Bible-centered solutions to… Continue Reading …

The Blessing Of Doing Things Without Thinking

Doing things without thinking is one of God’s greatest favors to you. Great habits free you to image God more effectively because they enable you to focus on the better things in life. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Day 18 – Teen Devotion: Who Is a Good Teen?

Day 18 – Teen Devotion_ Who Is a Good Teen

From a behavioral perspective, it’s easy to label teens in a good or bad category. We look at them and make our assessments. On the surface, we can see differences in their lives, but under the surface could be a different story. What is a… Continue Reading …

When Obedience Collides With My Emotions

When your heart is not into being obedient, you need to be obedient anyway to get your heart in the right place. Sometimes obedience is a great way to change what’s going on inside of you. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …