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Three Tips for Moving Forward When Things Are Hard

Three Tips For Moving Forward When Things Are Hard

Moving forward in faith—believing God can do all things well for me—is one of the hardest things to do in our fallen world, especially when the decisions are difficult. Because of the complexity of deciding big things to move forward with life, the main thing… Continue Reading …

Eight Practical and Transforming Ways to Think about Your Past

Eight Practical and Transforming Ways to Think About Your Past

Thinking about our past can be a good thing. There is a lot made of a person’s past in the counseling world. Our history is important because God was in our past. (cf. Jeremiah 1:5; Ephesians 1:3-11). The Lord did not show up in our… Continue Reading …

Do You Know How to Use the Unwanted Sin in Your Life Sinlessly?

Do You Know How to Use the Unwanted Sin In Your Life Sinlessly?

Are you able to use sin sinlessly? I am asking how do you respond to the inevitableness of sin in your life, whether it is yours or someone else’s? When wickedness comes, it will drive us in one of two directions. We will either fixate… Continue Reading …

How to Live Your Best Alien Life Today

How to Live Your Best Alien Life Today

Christians are aliens who live in a foreign land. This home is not theirs, but while they are here, they must live on a practical mission that penetrates the culture, hoping that others will follow them to their eternal home. Sadly, some alien Christians lose… Continue Reading …

How to Know If Your Victimhood Has Become Your Identity

How to Know If Your Victimhood Has Become Your Identity

Being a victim of anything is one of the most challenging circumstances for a hurting soul to negotiate. The journey out of the effects of victimization is long. Some contours will challenge the victim to the broadest expanse of their soul. Their ultimate goal is… Continue Reading …

How to Make Sense of Today’s Sexually Confused Culture

How to Make Sense of Today's Sexually Confused Culture

It used to be that everyone identified as a male or female, based on objective anatomical evidence at a child’s birth. In the past few decades, what has always been evident to the naked eye is now fluid; it is “to be determined,” based on… Continue Reading …

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 …

Open Letter to My Culture: I Have an Identity Too

The gay guy says you cannot discriminate against him because he was born that way. To hate on him because of how God made him is wrong and, according to him, you should not punish, boycott, or deride him because of his identity. Listen to… Continue Reading …

How to Fix Your Post-Salvation Fallenness

With “self” perpetually present, and its accompanying desire for control, the act of surrender is a moment-by-moment requirement. To help illustrate this tendency, having an accurate understanding of your old, in-Adam identity, and your new, in-Christ identity is helpful. Read the Series: Chapter 1 –… Continue Reading …

Day 13 – Teen Devotion: Life Is Hard and Does Not Apologize

Day 13 - Teen Devotion_ Life Is Hard

Life is hard and does not apologize for what it gives you. In a word, it’s hard—on everybody. There are no exceptions to this rule, but you do have a choice. You can choose to resent how things are going for you, or you can… Continue Reading …