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What Is the Best Kind of School That Your Child Should Attend?

How would you describe your worldview when it comes to children and education? What kind of school environment should you place your child into for their good and God’s fame? What are some of the elements of your decision-making that led to your choice? Rick… Continue Reading …

7 Things To Know If You Want Me To Counsel Your Teen

A struggling teen is every parent’s concern. We all know that there is something dynamic happening to our teenagers, and the decisions they make during this season of their lives will set the course for the rest of their lives. If they are not doing… Continue Reading …

Learning How To Encourage Disappointing People To Change

Learning How to Encourage Disappointing People to Change

If a family member or friend does not meet your expectations, what is your primary way of motivating them to change? Do you encourage them toward a better way of living, or do you use other methods like criticism, nagging, and condemnation that tempts them… Continue Reading …

Why You Should Live in the Freedom of Knowing the Future

Why You Should Live in the Freedom of Knowing the Future

In God’s mind, your life is over. He sees the end from the beginning. The Lord stands outside of time—a macro view, looking inside your timeline, which has a start and end date, and He’s helping you navigate your journey. You’re not sure where you’re… Continue Reading …

Is It Wrong To Show Emotion When Helping Someone?

Is It Wrong to Show Emotion When Helping Someone_

I was chatting recently with a Christian counselor who said that her mentors taught her that Christian counselors should not show emotion during a counseling session. She asked me what I thought about this kind of teaching. What do you think? It is okay to… Continue Reading …

Here Are Three Powerful and Practical Parenting Strategies

Here Are Three Powerful and Practical Parenting Strategies

Once a parent, ever a parent. Even after a parent loses hands-on oversight and care of their children as they get older, they never stop thinking about them—always wondering and praying for their well-being. Before that sad day of their departure comes, I want to… Continue Reading …

Ep. 240 Is It Possible To “Be Saved” as a Child and Get Saved Later?

Ep. 240 Is It Possible Not to Be Saved As a Child, and Get Saved Later?

Show’s Main Idea – Is it possible for a child to make a profession of faith, walk away from the Lord, live for Satan, and become a Christian later in life? In this podcast, Rick delves into the different aspects of this common concern. How… Continue Reading …

Ep. 237 My Gay Child Wants Me at the Wedding: What Do I Do?

Ep. 237 Is It Wrong Not to Attend My Gay Child's Wedding?

Show’s Main Idea – We live in a sexually confused culture, and things are getting worse. One of the recurring new cultural temptations and tensions is when our children no longer embrace Christian values and are empathetic to the gay lifestyle. Some Christians are behind… Continue Reading …

What to Do When You Can’t See What You Should See

What to Do When You Can't See What You Should See

Have you ever had a good run with the Lord, and then all of a sudden, you were surprised by your lack of faith? Something caught you off guard. It’s one of those, “Just when you’re doing well, then, bam, something bad happens” scenarios. I’m… Continue Reading …

Ep. 233 Coronavirus: God, Our Dwelling Place In Uncertain Times

Ep. 233 Coronavirus_ God, Our Dwelling Place In Uncertain Times

Shows Main Idea – Coronavirus is sweeping the world, which is unprecedented for many people. We are living in the most prosperous time in human history. Global poverty is down. Prosperity continues to rise, and the perks and promises of an entitled culture are at… Continue Reading …