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I Am a Saved Legalist Who Struggles with Depression

How you answer this question will impact the quality of your life on earth. Do you believe God sends people to hell, or do you think hell is the result for people who reject God? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play,… Continue Reading …

You Have the Right to Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Imagine being untethered from the controlling opinions of others. Imagine not thinking about what other people think about you. Imagine being so connected to God that your daily experience is the enjoyment of His pleasure. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Christian Legalism: People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

Christian Legalism, People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

Legalism is the bane of religion. It’s the persistent nemesis in all of our hearts. Though we usually discuss legalism as it pertains to our salvation, I’m speaking more here of how it affects our sanctification. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Daddy and Daughter Discuss Justification and Sanctification

When my daughter was eleven-years old, she asked, “If you do something wrong, are you still a Christian?” It was one of those “can you lose your salvation” questions. She asked it during a time when other things were going on, so I did not… Continue Reading …

Dear Christian: Are You a Christian?

Often in counseling, a counselee will say something like, “You have not told me anything that I did not already know.” I’m not bothered or put off by their comment, but I do wonder if they already knew what to do, why aren’t they doing… Continue Reading …

Day 18 – Teen Devotion: Who Is a Good Teen?

Day 18 – Teen Devotion_ Who Is a Good Teen

From a behavioral perspective, it’s easy to label teens in a good or bad category. We look at them and make our assessments. On the surface, we can see differences in their lives, but under the surface could be a different story. What is a… Continue Reading …