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What Are Your Thoughts About Wolves and Weeds In the Church?

What Are Your Thoughts About Wolves and Weeds In the Church?

What are your thoughts about the warnings in the New Testament regarding wolves in sheep’s clothing, or about weeds among the wheat? How am I to think about them, as well as respond to them? What is the best approach when dealing with this subject?… Continue Reading …

A Practical Guide Through the Complexities of Domestic Abuse

All abusive situations are complicated. There is no easy way to navigate through the many complexities of abusive relationships. But God does not leave us alone or without help. There are practical ways to think about and respond to these relational disappointments. You may want… Continue Reading …

Cynicism Is a Response of the Disappointed

An unprepared heart will not receive disappointment well. And when it comes, which it undoubtedly will, the temptation to become a cynic will be powerful. The cynic cocoons himself from hurt while distrusting the active goodness of God in his life. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

When Christianity Disappoints You: The Death Of My Brother

My brother loved God and served the church; until he was disappointed by his pastor. He walked away from Christianity because he did not expect disappointment and he did not know how to handle it. He was murdered two years later. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Emotional Abuse: Its Origins, Its Cure

Emotional abuse is real and painful. If ongoing, it can have a detrimental effect on your body and soul. Understanding emotional trauma biblically is vital. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want to comment… Continue Reading …

How to Practically Help Abused People

Loving the abused is being Jesus to the hurting, a God-glorying privilege. And as you consider moving forward in your soul care, you want to discern many things, including the individual’s fears. Give her time to trust you, as her emotions may be oscillating. Listen… Continue Reading …

The Necessity Of “Critiquing” Authority Structures

Often a subordinate in a relationship comes to our ministry, asking if it is okay to have a voice within their hierarchal structure. The follower is afraid to bring critique to what they are experiencing. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Eight Signs of Spiritual Abuse

Supporting Member – Can you give some clear examples of signs of how a pastor or church leader is crossing the line from being a shepherd to a spiritual abuser? It would be helpful to know when to support a pastor when he is genuinely… Continue Reading …