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Connecting the Gospel to Evil and Unfairness

The purpose of the gospel loudly proclaims that hard, challenging, and sinful problems do exist. Because evil does exist, there must be a gospel solution, which is why evil and unfairness does not defeat the gospel-centered person. That kind of individual is hope-filled when they… Continue Reading …

Emotional Problems Point to a Poor Thought Life

Your emotions can be good or bad, but in either case, they reflect what is going on in your thought life. If the emotions are right, the person is thinking and responding biblically. If the emotions are not good, the person needs your compassionate and… Continue Reading …

One Powerful and Practical Way to Give Peace to Someone

The peace of God comes to you in three ways. (1) God gives it to you. (2) You have to think about the right things to have God’s peace. (3) God’s peace will either be helped or hindered by those closest to you. Listen to… Continue Reading …

How To Help a Double-Minded Person Ruled by Fear or Faith

How to Help a Double Minded Person

Every person has two heads. The human community is a world of two-headed people. James called this double-mindedness. At times we think and act one way, and at other times we think and act another way. You may want to read: Do You Know What… Continue Reading …

The Problem With Head Knowledge Versus Heart Knowledge

There are some things that Christians say that are so catchy that they catch on as we popularize them. After a while, they become Christian cliches, which does not have to be a bad thing. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Do You Know What Your Wife Is Thinking?

Most relationships begin with transparency and honesty. At some point, these things break down. The husband and wife drift from each other. Silence ensues. Even the best intentions derail if the couple does not know how to keep the transforming power of the gospel as… Continue Reading …

Do You Really Want to Know What God Is Thinking?

Do You Really Want to Know What God Is Thinking?

There are times when God can seem distant and possibly disinterested about what is happening in our lives. On the ground level, we feel all alone. We are muttering and sputtering through life, while God is off fighting battles that seem more important to Him… Continue Reading …

How to Use Your Imagination to Help People Love God

Creatively loving, encouraging, admonishing, comforting, serving, and even forgiving one another begins with a godly use of imagination. How are you using your imagination to help others love God? I woke up last night following a nightmare of my family caught in a tragedy. It… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Past Sex Thoughts In Current Marriage

Case Study_ Past Sex Thoughts In Current Marriage

Biff comes to you for counseling. He is a member of your church and recently married Mable. Her family has been members of your church all their lives. Mable grew up attending Christian schools and is now a teacher in your church school. Their relationship… Continue Reading …

Your Thoughts Reveal Your Functional Identity

It benefits you to explore your functional identity during a season of difficulty. Wayward hearts and vulnerable souls can easily skew their identities, resulting in the construction of false worship structures, which when present, can lead to increased hopelessness and difficulty during trials. In This… Continue Reading …