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The Number One All-Time Personal Problem, Ever

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All Christians have one common problem that sits foundationally at the core of their being; it is the biggest struggle in their lives. It makes sense, right? If each person’s mightiest battle were unique to them and dissimilar to everyone else, you’d have to be… Continue Reading …

How to Find Answers Today for Tomorrow’s Problems

One of the most common counseling questions I am asked, if not the number one counseling question is, “What am I to do when (such and such) happens in my life?” Anxiousness about a future desired outcome is a common concern for all people. Listen… Continue Reading …

Discipleship Is Not Primarily about Changing Circumstances

Imagine the Apostle Paul coming to you with a thorn stuck in his flesh, metaphorically speaking, and wanting your help. What would be your primary goal as you try to serve Paul? Would you try to help him change his circumstances primarily, or would you… Continue Reading …

Learning How to Help the Person Who Hurt You

Do you know how to distinguish between the symptomatic problems of a person and the “root cause” issues? A person can become so irritated with the frustrating behaviors of someone that they miss the real cause, which keeps them from providing grace-motivated, Bible-centered solutions to… Continue Reading …

The First and Unique Step to Solving Your Problems

The First and Unique Step To Solving Your Problems

To solve your problems you have to start at the right place. How you begin problem-solving will determine how you will end. There is a unique first step to solving your problems and it flows out of your worldview.   You may want to read… Continue Reading …

A Progression From Pain To Purpose

The progression from pain to purpose begins with God-centered thinking that elevates God over the suffering, which is the opposite of a problem-centered worldview. This perspective is the sufferer’s greatest challenge. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: When Obedience Collides With Your… Continue Reading …

The Problem With Cursing the Sun

In Genesis 3, God promised Adam, in response to his sin, that life would be difficult. From his fall to the end of the book of Revelation, the promise of pain, suffering, difficulty, and personal challenge has been the norm rather than the exception. Listen… Continue Reading …

The Perfect Place To Be Dysfunctional

You have no choice about being dysfunctional. We’re all broken in different ways. Even on our best days, imperfections show through like a stain under white paint. Our collective fallenness is why the local church is so fabulous. It’s the place where you can be… Continue Reading …

Submission Is Never The Main Problem In Marriage

Whenever you talk about submission problems in a marriage, you should never begin with the wife’s lack of submission. If your goal is to help a husband and wife work through their problems, you must find the correct starting point. Listen to the podcast Our… 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 …