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How to Bring the Gospel of Hope to a Bad Marriage

An unchanging spouse can complicate any marriage, especially when you want your spouse to change so badly that you use sin as a way to make it happen. The Bible has another way; it offers the gospel of hope, but it only comes through sacrifice.… Continue Reading …

How to Keep from Being Overwhelmed by People Problems

Nobody loved people more than Jesus. Nobody was less controlled by people than Jesus. He found and lived in the perfect relational sweet spot of, “I love you, but you will not control me.” How about you? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

Ep. 164 If You’re Serious about Change, Do These Things

Shows Main Idea – Nearly, without exception, people who come to counseling do not have dependable, competent companions surrounding them, who speak into their lives. There can be many reasons for this, of course. Here are a few dependable companions that I try to implement in… Continue Reading …

Some Days You Need to Feel Like a Counselee

Sometimes the Lord puts you in situations that humble you. Other times it’s your decisions that put there, but either way, it’s critical to learn from these moments. The humbled heart is a grateful heart. How are your struggles teaching you a humility that leads… Continue Reading …

How Do You Know If Someone Has Changed?

The process of transformation is not mysterious, though it can be a big secret, and hidden from a Christian. The steps for repentance are objective, sequential, and transforming. You can change, and you can help others in their progressive sanctification. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

The Problem with Caring Too Much or Over-Caring

Loving people is the biblical thing to do. Over-loving or over-caring for them is not right. And if you do “over-care,” you’ll damage your relationship with them while hindering what God could do in their lives. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

I’m Angry at God Because He Did Not Help Me

Member Question – I was once asked the following: “How do you encourage someone toward the Lord when they are angry at God for past difficulties? They are mad because God did not protect them or deliver them from their problems. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Counseling Is Not the Best Context for Long-Term Transformation

Biblical counseling has a place in our community. And as long as we keep it in its place while elevating a better “means of grace” for people to change, we will see more people changing. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

A Good Reason to Remember Sin

Some individuals teach that you should forgive and forget. This teaching is correct within specific guidelines, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t talk among friends about what you did wrong. Without community, you may repeat the sinful behavior. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Ten Things to Know If You Want to Be a Counselor

I’m 18-years old and have been thinking about becoming a biblical counselor. I love the Lord and would like to serve Him in some capacity. I also love the idea of counseling. What would you suggest for a person like me? Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …