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How To Help People with Different Opinions When Both Are Right

Cornelius Van Til said there are no neutral facts. Meaning, two people can look at the same thing and come away with differing perspectives, and both of them are right. For example, a married couple can talk about the same event in different ways, and… Continue Reading …

Behind Your Mask Is the Real Battle: Who Owns the Truth?

Behind Your Mask Is the Real Battle_ Who Owns the Truth_

Whether it is masks, Covid-19 information, rioters/protestors, the character of presidential candidates, etc., people are positioning themselves based upon what they perceive to be true concerning these various issues. Still, most everyone is becoming unconformable and irritated at all the misinformation and confusion that abounds.… Continue Reading …

Should People You Know Confess Their Sins to You?

Should People You Know Confess Their Sins to You?

My friend has a hidden, secret sin, which she is afraid to confess to me. I see her in bondage to what she has done and was wondering if it is right or would it be helpful if she confessed her sin to me. What… Continue Reading …

The Wisdom of Revealing and Concealing the Truth

The Wisdom of Revealing and Concealing the Truth

Telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth is a good goal, but it is not always wise to reveal everything that you know within any relationship. There is a time to be quiet and a time to speak, and you must know the… Continue Reading …

Secret-Keeping Destroys Lives and Relationships

There is a temptation with all of us to keep certain things hidden from others. Our high sense of shame and self-awareness tempts us from the purpose of the gospel, which is transformation in a community of grace. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

Too Much Truth Can Keep You from the Truth

One of the more interesting observations that I have made from years of counseling is how little I teach people about the truth of God’s Word versus how much time I spend helping them apply the truth of God’s Word. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Counseling Can Be a Lying Profession

I had a conversation with two counselees, and the issue of lying came up. I mentioned to them that telling falsehoods is a regular part of my profession. It was a sad, but true statement. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Two Essentials If You Want To Change

Transformation does not happen automatically or miraculously. If you want to change, you will have to challenge yourself at the deepest and most difficult level of your soul, and the two most fearsome hurdles you’ll have to cross are honesty and transparency. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Day 19 – Teen Devotion: “Will God Forgive Me?”

Day 19 - Teen Devotion_ _Will God Forgive Me

The gospel frees us from all our past sins, but some Christians do not know how to experience release. There are things in the rearview mirror that continue to drag them down. To live in the freedom of a guilt-free life is an elusive dream.… Continue Reading …

Case Study: If I Tell the Truth, My Christian College Will Expel Me

Biff is in his junior year at a local Christian college. And he struggles with pornography and masturbation. When he was 12-years old, his best friend introduced him to those sins. Not understanding the addictiveness of porn and having no serious interest in girls, he… Continue Reading …