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The Vital Difference between Godly and Worldly Sorrow

The Vital Difference Between Godly and Worldly Sorrow

How do you discern the difference between godly sorrow and worldly sorrow? Though the question may seem to be your “run-of-the-mill” Bible question, how you answer it will determine the quality of your life and relationships. You may want to read: Rick’s Counseling Notes on… Continue Reading …

When You Worry About Your Sin, You Hinder the Gospel

When You Worry About Your Sin, You Hinder the Gospel

The time it takes you to ask for forgiveness and feeling forgiven while enjoying the freedom of that forgiveness reveals your practical understanding and application of the gospel. For some folks, when they sin, they go through a “worry period” because they have not come… Continue Reading …

Regret: Lingering Reminders Of Our Broken Humanity

Regret Lingering Reminders Of Our Humanity

Lingering regret is an ongoing sadness about a disappointing moment from your past. It is different from temporal sorrow. Temporary sad periods are normal human emotional responses to undesirable circumstances. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher.… Continue Reading …

The Sobering Reason It’s Hard to Overcome Insecurity

The Sobering Reason It’s Hard to Overcome Insecurity

It is typical for individuals to struggle with fear of man issues, which includes not knowing how to help others who are caught in this sin. This problem has a two-part solution: we must teach on the issue and create contexts so we can help… Continue Reading …

Start Here When Working through Personal Hurt

When a problem happens or someone does something to hurt you, where do you begin working through this relational problem? What is your starting point? May I make a suggestion to help you work through hurts, whether they are of your making or what someone… Continue Reading …

The Most Effective Way to Feel Better about Yourself

Newsflash – I have always known that there was something wrong with me. But for the longest time, I did not know what it was. As I became older, I realized that I tied my “internal awkwardness” to a sense of shame that propelled me… Continue Reading …

Idol Swapping – I Stopped One Sin and Gained 30 Pounds

All external, behavioral idols have the same insidious root cause. If you don’t deal with the heart problem, you could easily stop one sin while switching to a different idol. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher.… Continue Reading …

Shame: I Don’t Want Anyone to Know What’s Happening

Biblical shame is genuine. It was one of the first things that happened to Adam after he sinned against the Lord. His response to shame was to grab a few fig leaves, which began a cover-up process that we all emulate. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

The Danger Of Guilt, and the Need For Good Friends

Mable has struggled for many years with guilt. All of it is real, though much of it is not her fault. After twenty years of fighting, the “true and false” of her guilt is so convoluted that it is hard for her to sort it… Continue Reading …

Day 29 – Teen Devotion: Re-evaluating Your Self-Esteem

Day 29 - Teen Devotion_ Re-evaluating Your Self-Esteem

Thinking more about yourself is not the path to freedom. The self-esteem agenda demands that you turn your thoughts onto yourself, thinking more and more about yourself. The Bible has a different type of message; it’s a counterintuitive worldview: The more you think about God… Continue Reading …