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Here Are Rick’s Counseling Notes with a Counselee on Guilt and Fear

Here Are Rick's Counseling Notes On Guilt and Fear with a Counselee01

These are the actual counseling notes from a friend that I met with for counseling. She permitted me to share them, which I altered slightly and flattened out for public distribution. Counseling notes miss a lot of data. While they cover the breadth of one… Continue Reading …

The Power of Unforgiveness When Used as a Weapon

The Power of Unforgiveness When Used As a Weapon

There are times in some relationships when a person will utilize unforgiveness as a tool for self-protection. These things happen after a person has been hurting for a while. They have been significantly frustrated and disappointed with someone. You must tread carefully, though courageously, when… Continue Reading …

Warning: There Is an Algorithmic Version of You on the Internet

Warning_ There Is an Algorithmic Version of You On the Internet

An algorithm is a formula for collecting data about you to make your life better, so they say. It’s a collection of data bits that reflects your Internet habits; it’s a cyber-reflection of you. In marketing, an algorithm on a person helps sellers target specific… Continue Reading …

7 Things to Know If You Want Me to Counsel Your Teen

A struggling teen is every parent’s concern. We all know that there is something dynamic happening to our teenagers, and the decisions they make during this season of their lives will set the course for the rest of their lives. If they are not doing… Continue Reading …

Instructive Synonyms for People-Pleasing, Insecurity, or Fear of Man

Insecurity, peer-pressure, or fear of man has many names. You can examine yourself to see how much you struggle with insecurity. The labels below are synonyms or characteristics to what we call fear of man biblically. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Fussy Parents Make Insecure Kids

Parents have the opportunity to export security or insecurity to their children. The type of behavior they exhibit to their children will have a generational impact on them, either for good or evil. Shaping influences are powerful. Though parenting does not save a child, the… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 10 – Fussy Parents Make Insecure Children

Parenting, Day 10 - Fussy Parents Make Insecure Children

Mable couldn’t get a handle on her insecurity. Burdened by a failed marriage, teenage children in rebellion, and too many relational conflicts to count, she was frustrated, angry, and bewildered at how “the same old things keep happening to me.” Though she recognized she had… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 5 – Strengths and Weaknesses in Marriage

Marriage Devotion Day 5 – Strengths and Weaknesses in Marriage

One of the most potent ways to imitate Jesus in your marriage is by having an other-worldly lack of self-interest (Philippians 2:5-11). One of the statements that connect so well into this concept is that if the gospel truly anchors you, you have nothing to… Continue Reading …

Six Tough Questions that Examine Your Christian Maturity

Being reproved or rebuked is tough stuff. Nobody enjoys it. To be willing to have others speak into your life is one of the high marks of Christian maturity. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: Mind Mapping Christian Maturity What Is Christian… Continue Reading …