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Ep. 242 Rick Answers Questions about Abuse and More

Ep. 242 Rick Answers Questions about Abuse and More

Show’s Main Idea – Rick is playing catch-up in this podcast as he answers questions from our community, responds to accusations about him being an idolater, and gives practical advice on how to initially respond to someone asking for help because they are in an… 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 …

Mid-Life Crisis: A Story of Redemption

We surround ourselves with the things that we enjoy. The life we build around us reflects the values in our hearts. You’ll always find unity between a person’s inward desires and the life he lives, which is a good thing unless the inward value is… Continue Reading …

His Needs – Her Needs Aren’t Real Needs

How do I know when my desire for love has changed into a need for love? An excellent question! Let’s start with anger. Anger is the quickest and easiest way to discern if your craving for love has jumped from a desire to need. Listen… Continue Reading …

Five Helpful Marks To See If Someone Has Changed

Five Helpful Marks To See If Someone Has Changed

What is the truest indicator of a person who has authentically changed? How can you know–as much as one can know? Paul gives us our answers, but first, let me tell you a story. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play,… Continue Reading …

My Job Robbed My Wife of the Intimacy She Deserves

When the intimacy you have with your idols replaces the intimacy you should have with others, you’re walking on the precipice of sin’s black hole. This reflective article is not about any individual but a composite of twenty years of counseling people who found their… Continue Reading …

Bitterness Is Self-Induced Poisoning of the Soul

There is an intrinsic nature to bitterness. The bitter person is like someone with a cup of poison and each time she thinks about her problems she takes another sip. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher.… Continue Reading …

Your Thoughts Reveal Your Functional Identity

It benefits you to explore your functional identity during a season of difficulty. Wayward hearts and vulnerable souls can easily skew their identities, resulting in the construction of false worship structures, which when present, can lead to increased hopelessness and difficulty during trials. In This… Continue Reading …

The Heart of Addiction

Does the Bible have anything to say about a sin so desperate and devastating as addiction? The problem of addiction is so overwhelming, both in its scale (it seems to be everywhere in our society) and in its utterly devastating effects on individuals and everyone… Continue Reading …

Love to Eat, Hate to Eat: Breaking the Bondage of Destructive Eating Habits

In this insightful book, biblical counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick examines the heart idols that lead to anorexia, bulimia, and overeating. She starts by exploring the different worldly explanations for eating disorders, pointing out the problems and inconsistencies of each. I’ve read this book spread out over… Continue Reading …