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The Danger of Trying to Make Someone Change

Good desires for a relationship can cause us more problems than other temptations. We can want something so much that manipulating the other person to give it to us by sinning against them is easy to do. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Your High Standards Tempt Me to Lie

Case Study_ Your High Standards Tempt Me to Sin

Mable is insecure. It is hard for her to admit mistakes. Trying to be perfect in an imperfect world while craving the opinion of others are two ways in which her self-righteousness truncates her relationships with God and others. Her family sees her for who… Continue Reading …

Case Study: She Has an Anxious Need to Be Right

Case Study_ She Has an Anxious Need to Be Right

Mable is a perfectionist. Though her desire to be perfect is illogical and she is unable to maintain the high standard that she holds everyone else to, Mable is relentless in her pursuit to present herself in a manner that she wants others to perceive… Continue Reading …

Cigarettes, Jesus, and My Self-Righteous Soul

This story is one of the lowlights of my Christian life as I tried to impose my self-righteous standards on a cigarette smoking man who did not know Jesus. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

What Am I Missing When I Get Angry?

One of the more natural temptations for me to yield to is sinful anger. But it might not look like what you expect. It manifests in subtle ways that may not be perceived by others. And when I choose anger, I’m missing something significant. Listen… Continue Reading …

The Hidden and Surprising Side of Anger

The angry man is a sad man. He is also a reckless man. But did you know the angry man is probably a scared man too? Most sinful anger is born out of insecurity. He is fearful he is not going to get what he… Continue Reading …

Watching Tiger – Watching Me

(I first ran this article on November 30, 2009. On May 29, 2017, Tiger was arrested for suspicion of DUI.) Most people are aware of the ongoing and unfolding drama in the Tiger Woods home in Orlando, FL (November 27, 2009). If you have not, you… Continue Reading …

When You Get Angry, Do You See Yourself Correctly?

Anger is a universal problem. Everybody does it. For many people, it’s the most recurring sin pattern in their lives. It’s easier to be harsh than kind, to uncharitably judge than think the best, to shut people down rather than build them up. The number… Continue Reading …