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12 Tips to Help a Person Who Is Angry with Someone

12 Tips to Help a Person Who Is Angry with Someone

Anger is one of our most common temptations. You cannot put two imperfect people together for an extended period and expect them not to have conflict. Anger will always be a recurring feature of their relationship. Knowing how to navigate the conflict while removing the… Continue Reading …

When Unforgiveness Lingers, Resentment and Bitterness Enter

When Unforgiveness Lingers, Resentment and Bitterness Enter

Supporter Question: As a full-time elder and pastor for twenty-seven years, I have seen and walked with people through many forms of offenses and relational conflict. Your articles are helpful and needed in the church today. In the following scenario, I wonder if you could… Continue Reading …

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 …