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How To Think about a God Who Permits Sin in Your Life

How to Think About a God Who Permits Sin In Your Life

How many ways are available from the Lord to help you grow up in Christ? Most folks would say things like the Bible, prayer, church, and close friends. They are correct. Those are four essential means of grace for maturing in Christlikeness. Here’s one more.… Continue Reading …

Vital Teaching for Releasing Your Children to the World

Vital Teaching for Releasing Your Children to the World

One of the essential goals of parenting is the practice of releasing your children to the culture where they will eventually live. Part of this process is for them to live less under the governance of the parent’s rules and more under God’s authority. As… 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 …

Ep. 241 What If I’m Not Smart Enough To Do Biblical Counseling?

Ep. 241 What If I'm Not Smart Enough to Do Biblical Counseling?

Show’s Main Idea – One of our students read one of our books in our Mastermind Program, and begin to wonder if he had the necessary IQ to do biblical counseling. The book is heady and requires a high level of reflective thinking to grasp… Continue Reading …

10 Things That Will Motivate Your Teen Child To Change

10 Things That Will Motivate Your Teen Child to Change

A rebellious teenager is a complicated problem with many sides to it. Loving parents want to motivate this kind of child to change, but too often, they are not aware of all that is involved in helping him. Here are ten practical things that any… Continue Reading …

Will I Ever Be Free from My Recurring Temptation to Sin?

Will I Ever Be Free from My Recurring Temptation to Sin?

You have a recurring temptation. It won’t go away. How are you supposed to think about it? What does it mean? A friend asked, “What if I keep getting tempted by the same sin over and over again, and I worry it will eventually win… Continue Reading …

Can God Use Me: the Non-Disqualifying Grace of God

Can God Use Me: the Non-Disqualifying Grace of God

God is not looking for a few good men or a few folks with specific character traits. It’s not your personality or your wit that God wants. That is not how it works in the “grace of God world” in which you live. Let me… Continue Reading …

The Sobering Truth for Why Some People Do Not Change

The Sobering Truth for Why Some People Do Not Change

The more you want someone to change, and the more you are pulling for them to change, the greater the temptation to feel pressure regarding your role in the change process. In such cases, you must know that if a person wants to change, he… Continue Reading …

The Trap and the Escape of the Christian Idolater

The Trap and the Escape of the Christian Idolater

There is a problem for the Christian who believes he can live any way he wants to live because God has saved him. Though he is free from the penalty of sin, he is not free from the consequences of idolatry. Grace does not give… Continue Reading …

Hiding Behind Grace To Avoid The Hard Things

Sometimes “extending grace” may mean you’re about to get into conflict. Though you should never look for a fight, you should also not be looking for ways to avoid soul care when it is within your competency and influence to help someone who is struggling.… Continue Reading …