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How Do I Begin a Counseling Ministry at My Church?

How Do I Begin a Counseling Ministry At My Church

Biff wants to begin a counseling ministry in his local church. The leadership is aware of the church’s sanctification needs; they want help and humbly acknowledge this need. They asked Biff to propose a plan. He asked me how to go about this new endeavor.… Continue Reading …

How Do I Help My Teen When He Does Not Want My Help?

How Do I Help My Teen When He Does Not Want My Help?

How do you help a teenage son when he does not want your help? You feel him distancing from you and the family, but he won’t communicate with you. Should you relax your expectations? Perhaps a more in-depth question is how is his behavior a… 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 …

Warming Butterflies, or How to Treat Your Wife

A few years ago, Lucia bought four milkweed plants and eleven caterpillars for our children. It was one of those science experiments in our laboratory, also called our home. And, per usual, God had additional plans for us. Going above and beyond our expectations is… Continue Reading …

Honoring Does Not Mean Giving Others Everything They Want

There are times when you have to do hard things to those whom you love. You do these things because it’s the best way to honor them. Honoring others does not mean letting them run all over you. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

My Husband Does Not Love or Protect Me

This mind map walks you through why a husband does not love his wife well while choosing to love others more. The ruling motives of his heart are twisted, as well as how he uses the Bible to support his actions. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

The Fallacy and Futility Of Self-Esteem

The Fallacy and Futility of Self-Esteem

The idea of self-esteem has been around for a long time. It’s one of the major planks of the culture’s gospel. Because we live in the world, it’s imperative to be careful about engaging the world, especially when it comes to their psychology. Listen to… Continue Reading …

His Needs – Her Needs Aren’t Real Needs

How do I know when my desire for love has changed into a need for love? An excellent question! Let’s start with anger. Anger is the quickest and easiest way to discern if your craving for love has jumped from a desire to need. Listen… Continue Reading …

When Education Becomes Deadly To a Child’s Soul

An unguarded strength is a double weakness. One of the more common strengths parents want their children to have is education. If the parents are not wise in how they try to create this passion in their child, they can set the child up for… Continue Reading …

You Cannot Need Someone and Love Someone Equally

Jamal was born into a dysfunctional home. He told me that he did not remember a time when his parents were not arguing. He is 14-years old, almost 15. He said there were many nights when he would curl up in his bed, hug his bear-y, and… Continue Reading …