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Should People You Know Confess Their Sins to You?

Should People You Know Confess Their Sins to You?

My friend has a hidden, secret sin, which she is afraid to confess to me. I see her in bondage to what she has done and was wondering if it is right or would it be helpful if she confessed her sin to me. What… Continue Reading …

Being Honest About the Limitations of Social Media Relationships

Being Honest About the Limitations of Social Media Relationships

Social media draws from our hearts a mixture of like and dislike—all at the same time. We are thankful for these media platforms because of our ability to reach others easily, quickly, and helpfully. We struggle with these platforms because of the many inherent problems.… Continue Reading …

If You Do These Things, You Will Be a Missional Friend

If You Do These Things, You Will Be a Missional Friend

When you think about doing ministry, what comes to mind? What thoughts do you have when you hear the words “being missional through ministry.” Two things that should be somewhere near the top of your list are a biblical understanding of missional ministry and where… Continue Reading …

The Perfect Remedy for Those People Who Annoy You

The Perfect Remedy for Those People Who Annoy You

Do you love Jesus with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength (Matthew 22:36-40)? Do you not particularly care for all of His children? Is there any individual in the body of Christ with whom you find it hard to like? Perhaps you can… Continue Reading …

Ep. 224 My Church Is Not Transparent and It’s Frustrating

Ep. 224 My Church Is Not Transparent and It's Frustrating

Shows Main Idea – One of the more common and often accurate complaints about a local church is the lack of openness among the people. This problem is not isolated to merely one church, but a typical struggle for many. The critical question in this podcast… Continue Reading …

Do You See Me As an Angry Person?

Do You See Me As an Angry Person?

One of the most effective leadership opportunities that you will have is to ask those close to you how they perceive you. And because we all struggle with anger, asking if they see you as an angry person is an excellent query for them. It… Continue Reading …

Parental Discipline Is Born Out of a Heart of Love

Parental Discipline Is Born Out of a Heart of Love

Do you discipline your children? How do you do it? When it comes to corrective care, how does your child experience it? Just as important, what is your motive behind your discipline? Anytime you’re talking about parental discipline, you want to make sure you are… Continue Reading …

People You Love the Most Can Hurt You Quicker than Anyone Else

People You Love the Most Will Hurt You

The people that you spend the most time trying to help may turn on you quicker than anyone else. Not every individual that you serve will react that way, but a few of them will not be responsive to change and may retaliate against you… 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 …

Do You Qualify to Have a Spouse?

What would it be like if you had to qualify for marriage? What if being a husband or wife was like meeting the qualifications for a high-ranking job? I know it’s silly, and nothing like that would ever happen, but it is something to ponder.… Continue Reading …