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The Ironic and Liberating Truth About Feeling Conviction

The Ironic and Liberating Truth About Feeling Conviction

Conviction is one of God’s kindnesses to His creation. In the spiritual realm, the concept of experiencing conviction is analogous to the pain we feel in our physical bodies. Actual guilt that leads to conviction is God’s way of telling us that something is wrong… Continue Reading …

Ep. 229 Should All Young People Kiss Dating Goodbye?

Ep. 229 Should All Young People Kiss Dating Goodbye?

Shows Main Idea – To date or not to date has opinions all over our church and family maps. Some perspectives are direct and firm. Others are harsh and lack discretion. Then there are the flexibly moderate who know that each family and teenager is… Continue Reading …

Ep. 213 Rick Answers Questions On Abuse, Church, Forgiveness & More

Rick Answers Your Questions

Rick responds to questions that some people sent to him. They are on abuse, parenting, bad churches, bad word choices, forgiveness, and personal conviction.

Four Things We Do to Make Life Hard on Ourselves

Every time I sin, there is a required response needed. The question is not, “Will I respond to my sin?” but “How will I respond to my it?” There are four incorrect reactions to sin and one correct one. The right choice will set you… Continue Reading …

How to Assess Yourself to See If You Are Mature

The most significant test to examine your maturity is how you responded when you did not get what you wanted, especially if what you hoped for was a good thing. Responding with humility to disappointment magnifies the strength of God through your weakness. And that… Continue Reading …

Secret-Keeping Destroys Lives and Relationships

There is a temptation with all of us to keep certain things hidden from others. Our high sense of shame and self-awareness tempts us from the purpose of the gospel, which is transformation in a community of grace. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

Shame: I Don’t Want Anyone to Know What’s Happening

Biblical shame is genuine. It was one of the first things that happened to Adam after he sinned against the Lord. His response to shame was to grab a few fig leaves, which began a cover-up process that we all emulate. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

The Natural Regression Of a Woman

Everyone is a victim. Nobody escapes this life without experiencing hurt from others. The real question is not whether someone has hurt you but how are you responding with humility to God, so you’re not controlled by what has happened to you. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Day 7 – Teen Devotional: Your Mistakes Are Yours

Day 7 – Teen Devotional_ Your Mistakes Are Yours

It’s hard to hear, but you know it’s true: if you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault. Relax, adults also have a hard time with this idea. So, I won’t press the issue too much with you. But you must know it, especially if… Continue Reading …

Day 13 – Teen Devotion: Life Is Hard

Day 13 - Teen Devotion_ Life Is Hard

Life is hard and does not apologize for what it gives you. In a word, it’s hard—on everybody. There are no exceptions to this rule, but you do have a choice. You can choose to resent how things are going for you, or you can… Continue Reading …