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The Simplest Counseling Advice You’ll Ever Receive

If you are discipling someone, I’d like for you to share this article with them. You will not find better counseling advice than what I’m going to share. I have also included a few assessment questions that will help you to care for them more… Continue Reading …

Day 1 – Teen Devotion: Let’s Begin the Journey

Day 1 - Teen Devotion_ Let's Begin the Journey

As you start your 31-day journey, here are six things for you to consider. Pick out the one that is the most challenging and then make a plan to change. Listen to the podcast Read Rick’s 31-Day Devotions 31-Day Marriage Devotion 31-Day Parenting Devotion 31-Day… Continue Reading …

Day 6 – Teen Devotion: Life Is Mundane

Day 6 – Teen Devotion_ Life Is Mundane

Your grandparents had a different word for mundane. They called it real life, which they saw as an opportunity, not a boring sentence. As odd as it may seem, you will find some of your greatest blessings hidden from the natural mind. The world is… Continue Reading …

Two Reasons Why You Should Start Writing Today

On July 03, 2008, I posted my first weblog, not knowing if I would write another one. On July 04th, I wrote another article and thought, “That wasn’t too bad. I think I’ll write one tomorrow.” Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 3 – Are You For Your Spouse?

Marriage Devotion Day 3 – Are You For Your Spouse

If you are going to imitate the Lord in your marriage (Ephesians 5:1), being “for your spouse” must be near the top of your list of things you want to do. Being for someone is a sound and loving gospel-motivated practice. Are you for your… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 21 – Best Way To Help Your Spouse Change

Marriage Devotion Day 21 – Best Way To Help Your Spouse Change

There are several ways to motivate a spouse to change. In this devotion, I provide you with six of those ways. As you go through this list, examine your heart to see which ones you tend to employ the most often when your spouse is… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 24 – Setting Aside Your Desires to Disciple

Marriage Devotion Day 24 – Setting Aside Your Desires to Disciple

The biggest problem that hinders humble discipleship in a marriage is self-centeredness. Too many spouses demand what they want while relegating their role to disciple their spouse to a tertiary function. Nothing will blow up a marriage quicker than a lack of other-centeredness, a mindset… Continue Reading …