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The Revolutionary Cure for Shallow Small Group Frustration

The Revolutionary Cure for Shallow Small Group Frustration

Is your small group living in-depth, transparent, intentional reciprocating lives, who have strong desires to change personally and as a group? Perhaps it’s a men’s group or a community of ladies. It could be a mixed group that meets to go over the sermon or… Continue Reading …

A Note to Quiet People: It’s Time to Start Talking

The quiet husband, father, or friend is not the most authentic picture of Christ. Biblical leadership is verbal because to lead well requires words. God leads us with His Words; He is a talking God. If you want to impact and guide others, you must… Continue Reading …

Three Characteristics of a Wonderful Leader

When you think about the characteristics of a good leader, what comes to mind? I suspect many of us would think about a pastor or a boss in the workplace, or perhaps a husband or father. Those roles would be worth your time to consider… Continue Reading …

Warming Butterflies, or How to Treat Your Wife

A few years ago, Lucia bought four milkweed plants and eleven caterpillars for our children. It was one of those science experiments in our laboratory, also called our home. And, per usual, God had additional plans for us. Going above and beyond our expectations is… Continue Reading …

Proactive Plan For Leadership Development In the Church

One of the most challenging situations in my counseling ministry is trying to place counselees in a long-term, “sanctification context” in their local churches where they may receive ongoing care from competent disciple-makers. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Setting Aside Your Desires to Lead Your Husband

A wife can be a husband’s most significant asset or his greatest liability. I think most of us know this, but I wonder how many wives have thought through how to be an asset to their husbands by humbly leading them, even while being submitted to… Continue Reading …

Leading Husbands, and Their Wives Who Want to Love Them

The words husband and leader are synonyms. To be one is to be the other. The question that you never entered into the discussion is whether or not a husband is a leader. The more relevant and practical matter to talk about is the kind… Continue Reading …

Do You Want My Attention or Do You Want My Care?

Which is more important to you? To receive a leader’s attention or receive their care? What if you turned the question around and looked at it from your leader’s perspective? “What is possible: to give each person all your attention or to give them your… Continue Reading …

The Orientation of Your Home: Follow the Leader

Every home has a leader. Someone must be in charge while everyone else follows. What’s the orientation of your home? Who’s in charge? Who can you trust to take the reins of your family? Who do you want to lead? Listen to the podcast You… Continue Reading …

Spiritual Abuse – When It Is Time To Leave

Spiritual abuse is a broad category in that it can encompass many different kinds of relationships, contexts, and situations. Wherever there is a two-tiered system of leaders and followers, spiritual abuse can happen. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: How To Make… Continue Reading …

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