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The Reason I Stopped Hating My Dad Was Life-Changing

The Reason I Stopped Hating My Dad Was Life-Changing

Every child to varying degrees is treated poorly by a parent. I wish I had another story to tell. Victimization is not okay or straightforward, but it is a fact about the fallout of fallenness. If the child does not know how to process the… Continue Reading …

Pick an Enemy! Will You Do What Jesus Said: Love Them?

Pick an Enemy! Will You Do What Jesus Said Love Them

Roll through your mental index, identifying the kind of person or people group you do not prefer, those you typically avoid? They do things you don’t like. Their attitude, mannerism, behavior, worldview, or [fill in the blank] is not your cup of tea. Perhaps it’s… Continue Reading …

How to Distinguish between Righteous and Unrighteous Anger

How to Distinguish Between Righteous and Unrighteous Anger

There are times when it’s hard to tell if a person’s anger is righteous or not. Of course, there is the added issue of thinking the best of ourselves when it comes to our anger. Thus, the temptation to reclassify our angry moments is alluring.… Continue Reading …

What’s Happening When I Won’t Forgive Someone?

What's Happening When I Won’t Forgive Someone

Forgiveness is one of the most challenging concepts for the Christian to come to terms with, particularly when someone has hurt the believer. The victims of crimes suffer the most. I know that was true for Jesus: He suffered for my sins, making the call… Continue Reading …

7 Things That Will Bring Change to Any Angry Teen’s Life

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Teenagers don’t have to be angry or disconnected, but many of them are. Rather than speculating on why they are this way, some practical advice on how to change would be appropriate. This article is for that teenager who is looking for help to change… Continue Reading …

These Five Words Are the Most Life-Altering You’ll Ever Believe

These Five Words Are the Most Life-Altering You'll Ever Believe

To believe in someone or something is part of what it means to be human, and there are many options from which to choose. When you think about all the things that you believe, what is the most vital one? What defines you above everything… Continue Reading …

People You Love the Most Can Hurt You Quicker than Anyone Else

People You Love the Most Will Hurt You

The people that you spend the most time trying to help may turn on you quicker than anyone else. Not every individual that you serve will react that way, but a few of them will not be responsive to change and may retaliate against you… Continue Reading …

How to Assess Yourself to See If You Are Mature

The most significant test to examine your maturity is how you responded when you did not get what you wanted, especially if what you hoped for was a good thing. Responding with humility to disappointment magnifies the strength of God through your weakness. And that… Continue Reading …

The Critical Difference Between a Log and Speck

I want you to think about the last person who disappointed you. Do you have that person in mind? Great. What are your thoughts about them? How is the gospel guarding your mind from thinking unkindly or in other negative ways about that person? The… Continue Reading …

Cynicism Is a Response of the Disappointed

An unprepared heart will not receive disappointment well. And when it comes, which it undoubtedly will, the temptation to become a cynic will be powerful. The cynic cocoons himself from hurt while distrusting the active goodness of God in his life. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

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