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The Abuse of Abuse Is Complicating Legitimate Abuse

The Abuse of Abuse Is Complicating Legitimate Abuse

The word abuse has become a catchall phrase with too many Christians. It’s a construct that is full of all sorts of things, and it’s now in danger of losing its worth. When you dilute a subject to include virtually anything, the original meaning is… Continue Reading …

Four Reasons You Cannot Reconcile with Someone

In a perfect world, you can go the distance with any person who has sinned against you. Our problem is that we do not live in an ideal world. There are times when all you can do is forgive them, no matter how great it… Continue Reading …

Six Questions When Engaging Others, Especially Those Who Hurt You

Self-righteousness is a sense of moral superiority that appoints us a prosecutor over other people’s sinfulness. At times, we can relate to hurtful individuals as though we’re incapable of the sins they commit, which is why governing our hearts is the first call to action… Continue Reading …

Four Absolute “Musts” If You Want to Get Along

Biff and Mable have pockets of silence between them. There are things Biff is thinking, but he does not discuss them with Mable. There are things Mable is thinking, but she does not bring them up to Biff. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

The Need to Forgive Even If You Don’t Reconcile

Sometimes you can forgive a person and reconcile. Other times you can forgive but can’t reconcile. The first opportunity is transactional while the second is attitudinal. Either way, you can experience freedom from the sin of others if you will forgive. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Case Study: I Will Forgive But Never Forget

Case Study_ I Will Forgive But I'll Never Forget

Mable caught her husband, Biff, with another woman. After months of counseling, tears, and repentance Biff has come clean with Mable and is working to restore his relationship with her, the Lord, and their children. Over the past year, he has sinned in many other… Continue Reading …

The Reason We Decided to Blow Up Our Marriage

Even with the best intentions and truest love, a marriage can go to some dangerous places. Ours went to a bad place, which is why I decided to blow it up and rebuild it on a surer foundation. Listen to Rick read this post: You… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 3 – Non-negotiable First Step to Build a Happy Home

Parenting, Day 3 - Non-negotiable First Step to Build a Happy Home

Christians enjoy and benefit from the gospel because of forgiveness (See Romans 10:9, 13). For example, we confessed our sin, requested forgiveness, and our kind Lord forgave us. Confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation are the stepping stones to happiness (Deuteronomy 33:29). If you want a happy… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 10 – Something Must Come Between You Two

Marriage Devotion Day 10 – Something Must Come Between Us

I met with a couple who seemed pretty convinced that the other person in the marriage was the marriage’s biggest problem. Both of them were clear about how the other person was sabotaging their relationship. They had their facts straight and, for the most part,… Continue Reading …