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My Spouse Never Asks for Forgiveness; How Am I to Respond?

My Spouse Never Asks for Forgiveness; How Am I to Respond

Mable came to me, exclaiming, “I’m frustrated! I am always approaching my husband with my sin, asking for his forgiveness, but he seems never to see his need to ask me for forgiveness. Many times he won’t even bother to forgive me. What am I… Continue Reading …

You Must Know This Before You Counsel Anyone

You Must Know This Before You Counsel a Teen

Sometimes stereotypical counseling can get in the way of what you want to do with an individual, especially when the counselee has a preconceived, pessimistic instinct about where you want to go with him. You’ll see this with some teenagers, for example, because they sense… Continue Reading …

I Met a Christian Who Refuses to Walk Away from His Sin

I Met a Christian Who Refuses to Walk Away From His Sin

Can a Christian walk away from God? To help work through this question, we must first recognize and accept that Christianity is not neat, and sin has never been respectful of our preferred categories. We also have to admit that this conversation is subjective in… Continue Reading …

The Sobering Truth for Why Some People Do Not Change

The Sobering Truth for Why Some People Do Not Change

The more you want someone to change, and the more you are pulling for them to change, the greater the temptation to feel pressure regarding your role in the change process. In such cases, you must know that if a person wants to change, he… Continue Reading …

I Need Help Counseling a Stubborn Couple

Every discipler knows that they cannot change anyone. This worldview becomes acute when you’re trying to help someone transform. Though you cooperate with the Lord in the “change process,” only He can grant repentance. This case study presents this dilemma with an angry, stubborn couple.… Continue Reading …

How to Help Someone Who Does Not Want to Help Himself

Some of the toughest people to try to help are those who refuse to help themselves. There is a way to think about them and possibly come alongside them while trusting the Lord to bring the needed change. Listen to this podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 11 – Change One Thing Today

Marriage Devotion Day 11 – Change One Thing Today

What were the practical things you did when you first won your spouse’s affection? Are you still doing them, or has the pace of life diverted your attention from those marriage priorities? Go back to the giddy time in your relationship. Do you remember those… Continue Reading …

What Happens to a Person Who Exchanges the Truth for a Lie

Have you ever wondered what happens to a person who exchanges the truth of God for a lie? Perhaps you know someone who has made the exchange. They were once walking in the truth of God, but now they have created a new reality–their truth.… Continue Reading …

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