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How To Create the Aroma of Gratitude in Your Home

How to Create the Aroma of Gratitude In Your Home

Describe the aroma of your home. Would you say it’s a place where joy, gratitude, and thanksgiving are regularly wafting through the rooms? As you think about the environment in your home, perhaps you can narrow the focus down to yourself (Matthew 7:3-5). How aggressive… Continue Reading …

Regret: Lingering Reminders Of Our Broken Humanity

Regret Lingering Reminders Of Our Humanity

Lingering regret is an ongoing sadness about a disappointing moment from your past. It is different from temporal sorrow. Temporary sad periods are normal human emotional responses to undesirable circumstances. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher.… Continue Reading …

Manipulating Others With the Things That Have Happened to You

Overcoming past disappointments are hard enough in themselves. But sometimes, our inability to move forward is self-inflicted, as we use our past disappointments to gain acceptance, love, respect, and pity from others. Biff was such a person. Clinging to the past, not only gave him… Continue Reading …

Memories – Forgetting Past Relationship Thoughts

Our memories can play tricks on our minds, and if we’re not careful, we can grow in dissatisfaction for the life we have while giving unmerited honor to a past that we revised to fit the cravings of our hearts. Learning how to capture these… Continue Reading …

Now That I Want Forgiveness, How Do I Handle My Past Sins?

“When you and Lucia realized you hadn’t asked for forgiveness for several years, how did you work out the gospel in that situation? You couldn’t go back and cover all your past sins against each other at that time, correct? So how do you handle… Continue Reading …

Let Me Teach You How To Predict the Future

Future-predicting is easy. It’s a remarkable gift the Lord gives to any person who asks. With this ability comes the privilege and opportunity to change your future as well as serving your friends in doing the same. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

Ep. 109 Five Graphics to Help the Addict Change

Shows Main Idea – Some of the toughest people to try to help are those who refuse to help themselves. There is a way to think about them and possibly come alongside them while trusting the Lord to bring the needed change. Here are five… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Past Sex Thoughts In Current Marriage

Biff comes to you for counseling. He is a member of your church and recently married Mable. Her family has been members of your church all their lives. Mable grew up attending Christian schools and is now a teacher in your church school. Listen to… Continue Reading …

I Had Sex As a Teen. Will God Forgive Me?

The gospel frees us from all our past sins, but some Christians do not know how to be released from their past actions. The long-term guilt can be deadly to their souls, as well as their current relationships. That’s what happened to Mable. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Eight Ways to Think About Your Past

In the counseling world, there is a lot made of a person’s past. Thinking about your past narrative can be a good thing. Your history is important because God was in your past. (cf. Jeremiah 1:5; Ephesians 1:3-11). Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …