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The Insecure Wife Who Lives With a Harsh Husband

When a wife has been shaped by her past to be insecure marries a husband who is prone to harshness, their marriage will be an endless loop of relational conflict. The first responsibility is for the husband to learn how to build up his wife… Continue Reading …

When God Hurls a Storm At You

What do you think about when a storm comes into your life? When things are dreadful for you, how do you reflect on what’s happening? Where does your mind go? This article deals with those questions. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Case Study: The Addict and His Wife

Case Study The Addict and His Wife

Biff has made repeated promises that he will never do drugs again. Each time, he fails, and his wife is growing impatient with his half-hearted promises to change. He has been an addict for the past twenty-three years. Biff is remorseful but not repentant. He’s… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Cheap Plates Help Overcome Anger

Case Study_ Cheap Plates Help to Overcome Anger

I was meeting with an angry man. He told me his last counselor said to buy cheap plates so when he felt anger rising inside, he could throw the inexpensive plates into the fireplace, which would help him work off steam. He said it was… Continue Reading …

Case Study: The Darker Side of Mable, the Ministry Mom

Case Study_ The Darker Side of Mable the Ministry Mom

Mable is the “go-to” gal in her church. When someone is struggling, Mable is the one who gets the call. Mable’s husband is passive and preoccupied. Biff checked out a long time ago, settling to be the breadwinner. You can imagine the shock of Mable’s… Continue Reading …

Day 24 – The Best Thing Some Parents Can Do Is Stop Parenting

31-Day Parenting Devotion Day 24 
THE BEST THING SOME PARENTS CAN DO IS STOP PARENTING What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:9) Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 26 – Crucible of Suffering: When Things Do Not Change

Day 26 - Crucible of Suffering_ When Things Do Not Change

Many times, in suffering, it’s easy to focus on the wrong question. You can be more concerned about whether God is safe than whether He is good. Sometimes your genuine desire and expectation for self-protection can outweigh the Lord’s good work in your life (Romans… Continue Reading …