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To Recover from Broken Expectations, You Need To Know This

To Recover from Broken Expectations, You Need to Know This

What expectations have you had that did not come to fruition? How did you respond when you did not get what you had hoped? All of us have had dashed expectations. To expect stuff is human. So is not getting life the way you planned,… Continue Reading …

How To Respond to a Gossiper Who Wants Me To Do More

How to Respond to the Grumbling Church Member Who Wants More

Have you been on the receiving end of gossip? How did you respond? What did your reaction reveal about your walk with the Lord? One of the most challenging relational opportunities is when someone gossips about you. When it happens, there are several options for… Continue Reading …

Your Love Should Not Be Tough: It Should Be Merciful

Your Love Should Not Be Tough_ It Should Be Merciful

“Tough love” has become one of the mantras in modern Christian culture, i.e., love languages. Like many popularized sayings, it has taken on an unintended—harsh—meaning that does not bring about the peaceful fruit of righteousness. How do you think about tough love? What comes to… Continue Reading …

Here Is Practical Help to Restore a Broken Marriage

Here Is Practical Help to Restore a Broken Marriage

Husbands and wives have a hard time putting a broken marriage back together. Typically, the expectations and disappointments create a backlog of unresolved conflict. When a couple gets to this point, pride becomes the unscaleable wall between them. They have lost the vision for Christ… Continue Reading …

Do You Think It’s Right to Correct My Authoritarian Husband?

Do You Think It's Right to Correct My Authoritarian Husband?

No human has absolute authority over another. This perspective should be common sense, but it’s not for everyone. A dictatorial husband and father can put wives and children in a difficult spot, which begs the question, do you think it’s right to correct my authoritarian… Continue Reading …

Practical Wisdom and Courage for Your Gossiping Friends

Practical Wisdom and Courage for Your Gossiping Friends

It is not possible to keep from talking about others behind their backs. But when it happens, how are you to respond? Do you have the courage to lead conversations when the information is negative, or are you more apt to follow along while not… Continue Reading …

Tips On Helping the Person Who Does Not Want Help

Tips On Helping the Person Who Does Not Want Help

Do you have a friend who could use your help? Are there some people in your sphere of influence who are not looking for your help, but you long to speak into their lives? Listen to the podcast You may want to read: How to… Continue Reading …

The Art and Care of Correction

New Testament sanctification typically happens in corporate contexts, not in isolation. The apostle Paul wrote mostly to local churches, teaching those communities how to do mutual, reciprocal, life together. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: A Gospel-Centered Response to Criticism Do You… Continue Reading …

Should I Say Something about Someone Who Is Messing Up?

Member Question – I have a friend that I believe needs to make some changes in his life. How should I let him know what I am thinking? He is not sinning, but I believe he is making some unwise choices. If he changes, I… Continue Reading …

Are You Educating a Fool or Disciplining Wisdom?

Unfortunately, discipline has come to mean “punishment” in most Christians’ and secularists’ understanding. You find seventy-percent of the usages in Scripture (musar, yasar, and paediea) in the book of Proverbs, so Proverbs provides one of the best understandings of the biblical concept. You may want… Continue Reading …