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How Do You Know If Someone Has Changed?

The process of transformation is not mysterious, though it can be a big secret, and hidden from a Christian. The steps for repentance are objective, sequential, and transforming. You can change, and you can help others in their progressive sanctification. Listen to the podcast Our… 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 …

A Good Reason to Remember Sin

Some individuals teach that you should forgive and forget. This teaching is correct within specific guidelines, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t talk among friends about what you did wrong. Without community, you may repeat the sinful behavior. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

The Wisdom In Giving Your Friends Room To Sin

Death, taxes, and being sinful are assured until Jesus comes back to take us home. This chapter is not about death or taxes. It is about the prospects of being sinful–a sad reality we can never entirely eradicate from our lives. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Do You Make Your Spouse Pay For Her Sin?

When your spouse sins, who pays for it? Do you make her pay for what she did wrong or do you take her to Jesus and show her how His death is enough punishment to remove her transgressions? Listen to the podcast You may want… Continue Reading …

A Prayer to Help You Walk In the Spirit

This prayer is the primary one that teaches me how to walk in the Spirit. I pray some version of this prayer daily, several times throughout my day. The Lord has used this prayer more than any other to keep me focused and directed. I… Continue Reading …

Case Study: His Confession Was Not Greater Than What Others Knew

Case Study_ His Confession Was Not Greater Than What Others Knew

Biff comes to you for counseling because his wife caught him looking at the wrong things on their personal computer. Initially, Biff denied what he was doing in the basement of their home, though the record of the history on the computer revealed hundreds of… Continue Reading …

Case Study: The Sinning Victim

Case Study_ The Sinning Victim

Mable’s husband has been living in adultery for over five years. Recently she found a receipt in his wallet from a local bar. After some questions, an argument, and a visit to the bar, Mable figured out about the affair. Mable is angry, hurt, and… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 16 – The Wisdom of Engaging the Sin In Your Family

Parenting, Day 16 - The Wisdom of Engaging the Sin In Your Familyy 15 - Parental Discipline Comes From A Heart Of Love

A family with a gospel-centered view of sin experiences something that never crosses the mind of their culture. Once you tap into God’s grace at this level, sin is not a disadvantage but an opportunity to magnify God through your family’s imperfections. If we say… Continue Reading …

Why Do I Keep Doing The Same Sin Over And Over Again?

The blessing of habits is you don’t have to think; you do them. The curse of habits is you don’t have to think; you do them. Of course, bad habits lead to sin patterns that are hard to escape, which is why the five redemptive… Continue Reading …