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Unkind Dads Tempt Children To Be Afraid Of God

You can trace a poor relationship with God to a child’s relationship with their dad. Though a bad dad is never the ultimate cause of a person’s problems, there is a connection between any father and God the Father. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Instructive Synonyms for People-Pleasing, Insecurity, or Fear of Man

Insecurity, peer-pressure, or fear of man has many names. You can examine yourself to see how much you struggle with insecurity. The labels below are synonyms or characteristics to what we call fear of man biblically. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Breaking the Bondage of People-Pleasing

God will fully receive anyone who accepts what Christ has done on their behalf. It’s an incredible opportunity as Jesus takes all your sin and gives you His righteousness. But this gospel message is not practically transforming for everyone. Some Christians continue to live under… Continue Reading …

The Unintended Spiritual Benefits of Legalism

The Unintended Spiritual Benefits of Legalism

Being holy is not legalism. Being an obedient and disciplined Christian does not have to be legalistic either. If something is wrong, an overreaction to that bad thing is also an inadequate response. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

How Do You Help a Person Who Is Stuck on Herself?

Trying to be perfect in an imperfect world to garner the good opinion of others will hurt your relationships with God, family, and friends. Let me illustrate how this works with my friend Mable. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play,… Continue Reading …

Mind Mapping a Lady with a Small God

The path to a “small god” begins in childhood. It leads to self-reliant living, which is always destructing to relationships. The way out of this type of dysfunction is possible with a little help from competent friends. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

A Practical Plan to Break Free From Being Controlled By Others

Being controlled by the opinion of other people is a problem every person struggles with to varying degrees. Biblically it is called fear of man. This term is typically more recognizable by such labels as the following: Shyness Avoidance Gossip Codependency Reactionary Peer Pressure Wrongly… Continue Reading …

Rick’s Counseling Notes On Guilt and Fear

These are the actual counseling notes from a friend that I met with for counseling. She permitted me to share them, which I altered slightly and flattened out for public distribution. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …

The Cure For Self-Esteem

Mable walked into the woods one day, doused herself with gasoline, and set herself on fire. The newspapers said she suffered from low self-esteem. They were wrong. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want to comment… Continue Reading …

Why I Won’t Argue With You On Facebook

I have stated my “love-hate relationship” with social media (SM) many times in different places, but because our ministry is growing daily, there are always new folks coming along who do not know why I don’t engage people on social media, especially those who want… Continue Reading …