Hundreds of Testimonies from the Grateful

Thank you for this ministryWe are often asked, “What do you do?” This page has hundreds of short testimonies from folks the Lord has affected through this work. Read, enjoy, & share. If you’d like to share your gratitude, please send us a note through the contact link in the footer.

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“I am thankful for you and the ministry the Lord is doing through you. I am being helped and matured, and I am trying to pour it out into others as I’m equipped.” – Stephanie

“Thank you for all that you do and have done on this website. Thank you for allowing the Lord to sanctify you and sharing what you are learning with others. What I am gleaning from this website is transforming my thinking. I recognized I had “stinking thinking,” but I was clueless about what was wrong. I cried out to the Lord for help, and somehow I stumbled upon your website. (His guidance.) My living situation hasn’t changed much, but my view of it has changed tremendously. The Lord gently convicted me of my idolatry and my unbelief concerning HIS love for me. I am repenting. The Lord has also brought several hurting women into my life. I am sharing your articles and my journey with them. May the Lord continue to bless you, your family, and this ministry.” Donna

“Beautiful article, it was exactly what I needed to hear today. I just read your story on your website. It touched my heart as your story is so very similar to mine. Thank you for what you do. Your words are very encouraging.” – Sherrie

“This article is excellent! Grateful that you have allowed God to shape and reorient you to Him in a way that has given you so much insight to share and encourage others in their faith.” – Tina 

“This podcast brought me to tears. Sadly, it described me to perfection as well as a couple of former pastors that I had. It reaffirms these behaviors were the ‘do as I say, not as I do,’ which didn’t help at all. I will use this as a frame for the next few weeks in my small group. Thanks, Rick, for the excellent application of the gospel. Love it! – Victor

“I love all his material. I listen to his podcasts regularly while I am driving to and from work! The material has helped me tremendously, and I want to continue to support the ministry. Thanks for all you do!” – Elizabeth

“Rick’s sound biblically-based counseling on a variety of relationship topics often challenges me to reevaluate the man I see in the mirror. I am so grateful and commit to pray for the man, his family, and the expansion of this work to a thirsty world!” – Rick

“I wish I had this article 14 years ago! Again, you are so spot on. I hope your advice saves many young people from a lifetime of pain and suffering in an unequal marriage.” – Prudence

“This site has helped me so much. Thank you for this. It is refreshing to be ministered to with biblical truth as opposed to human reasoning.” – Jason

“I thank Him for his work through Rich Thomas. This morning I listened again to a podcast on surviving an unwanted divorce. I appreciate the wisdom the Lord has given Rick and those involved in the ministry. Learning to suffer well, becoming more like Jesus, trusting the Father to meet our every need, and then allowing HIm to use us. He makes beauty out of ashes, uses our messes to become our ministry if only we allow Him. May God continue to bless this ministry. Be encouraged as you encourage others. Your ministry has been a huge comfort and encouragement to me, and I tell others about you. God bless you all. – Lisa

“I do enjoy your articles! They are loudly resonating with me and even edifying my soul. Thank you.” – Deborah

“Rick, thank you for your commitment to share Biblical counseling, words of encouragement and truths! God is doing major work in my heart and your posts this week have hit to the quick! God bless you!” – Wanda

“Your forums have been helpful for me to work things out and be patient and bounce ideas off of people who like to disciple others. It took some getting used to but now I feel fortunate to be able to use this type of resource. Just that in itself is amazing.

I think you guys are awesome and do a great job with everyone. I don’t feel like I can’t talk about things here. I feel I can process things better and run my thoughts through a gospel filter and then have better actions I want to display. I.E. Better choices.” — Eric

“I have used many of the resources offered by Rick Thomas, including articles, books, discipleship training, and counseling. I owe much of my sanctification in Christ to this wonderful gospel-centered ministry.” – Craig

“Thanks so much for all these resources. We feel like prospectors for biblical truth who just stumbled on a goldmine. I see where your teaching is expanding our biblical worldview.” – Ritchie

“This website is one of my favorite resources, and I learn so much from these articles! I often share the articles, as I know so many who need to read these, as sin has taken so many captive. Rick is sound in doctrine and is a phenomenal writer! Highly recommend!” – Angie

“I love and need to read and ponder every single article I see posted by RickThomas.Net.” – Traci

“Simply outstanding and very helpful articles, podcasts, and resources on how to live in this complex life by the application of God’s word. First heard of Rick Thomas by listening to his series with Todd Friel on “Drive By Marriage.” Outstanding ministry! May God continue to bless Rick Thomas and what he’s doing for God’s kingdom.” – Daniel

“I have been walking with the Lord for 43 years; Suffering Well has put it all in perspective. Thank you for this biblically sound and honest insight. Your teachings are profound. God is blessing your work. Be encouraged, though the opposition of believers looking for their best life now may not have ears to hear. Through your work, God will tear apart many veils of blindness. I will help to support your work and ministry as I am able. Today, I just want to say I am grateful!” – Rick E.

“This ministry and the resources offered have been extremely helpful to me as I have been moving through a season of suffering. My mind is being renewed and my heart is healing. Thank you, RickThomas.Net!” – Ellen

“I work in three state prisons, medium and high security. I’ve started sharing your articles and want you to know the impact has been breathtaking at times. I’m writing to ask if you might consider writing something specific to the population I serve. Yes, I know we’re all the same on the inside. But I sometimes wonder if it might be particularly helpful for a convicted criminal to have this truth spelled out more concretely. I wish I could share the many ways The Lord has used you behind the fence. So grateful for you, Rick. So grateful for everything. Thank you.” – Rhonda

“I discovered RickThomas.Net during a time of deep suffering in my life, and I’ve found so much wisdom and help in the material on this website. It has been a true blessing! Since then I’ve had the privilege of leading two classes at my church on the subject of suffering, the first using Rick’s articles as source material, the latest using “Suffering Well” as the source material. Rick, your book is touching lives in a very real way. I think each of us in the class has read and prayed and self-examined and re-read the book several times, gleaning new insights and getting new revelations each time. Our little group has loaned or given the book away to a dozen or more other people as well. I encourage every believer to read this, whether they think they need it or not. (we all need it!) Thank you, Rick, for your service, I am one of the lives that were impacted by this ministry.” – Jason

“This article is a summary of the book “Suffering Well.” This book changed my life, and I highly recommend it to anyone who finds comfort or challenge in this article.” – McCoy

“Thank you for answering God’s call to put this site together. I pray for this ministry every day. This is the first time I have posted on the site, but I have been reading and listening to your stuff for a couple of months now.” – Raymond

“Just wanted to drop by and express appreciation for what you do. I listen to your podcast, and every episode puts an interesting new spin on an interesting topic. And you keep it centered around Christ. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to listening to more of your podcasts. I listen from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Blessings.” – Ron

“I just wanted to say I am so thankful for this ministry. I mainly use podcasts; I listen to them at work. Of course, I want to thank Rick for all the awesome devotionals that he shares with the public, but I know that this ministry cannot be run without the aid of others and to those people I also want to shout out a BIG THANK YOU for all you do. May you continue to answer the Lord’s call and may God bless everyone at Rick Thomas.Net.” – Raymond

“Rick, can I encourage you by saying I love your down to earth approach to Bible-based, gospel-centered counselling. You keep things very real but also very God-centred. You and your ministry is a real blessing for folk like myself who are so isolated from the hub of biblical counselling input. Keep up your service to the Lord and His people. We are blessed by it.” – Brian

“Profoundly deep and mature biblical teaching and real-life application. I’ve purchased two of Ricks books and heartily recommend this site, his teachings and books to everyone desiring to truly grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Paige

“I read Rick every day. So thankful for his ministry, the life he has lived and how he serves others for Jesus Christ.” – Lana

“Your work and publications have helped me tremendously in my personal life, in my family life, and in my work. I’m a middle school guidance counselor.” – Mike

“I just wanted to thank you for your site. I have listened to several of the podcasts and have learned so much to help my marriage. I am praying about asking my husband to support this ministry. Praise God for you all and thank you for your service to His kingdom.” – Nicole

“Powerful. This article brought me to tears. Sometimes I feel so alone in the type of suffering that I suffer. Then I read this. Thank you so much for this article.” – Grateful Reader

“I’m a Brazilian Presbyterian pastor and counselor, and I’m enjoying your site very much. I want to share it with other Portuguese speaking pastors and counselors like me. What do you say?” – ‎Alceu (The answer is “yes”)

“Thank you for your help! This site is great. I have listened to several podcasts and want to implement what I have heard in my life. I have already let go of some of the strain and worries I have had. I thank God so much for this ministry.” – RW

“This book saved my life.” – Pat

“What you all did for me was point me to Jesus. There was nothing better you could have done; you saved my life. You are the hands and feet of Jesus here–and one day when we meet we will feast together in celebration!” – Matthew

“I have finished Change Me, and now I am re-reading it…this time with my husband. My eyes have been opened, and I have learned much. So grateful!!! Thank you!” – R.L.

“Thank you for writing this book! This is exactly what I needed! I will be going through this with my teenage daughter as well. Thank you, thank you again!!! God bless!” – Stacey

“I’m eternally grateful for your ministry. Not a day, article or post goes by that I’m not either, affirmed, convicted or changed by your practical, applicable and biblical insight. It doesn’t matter if its focus is Biff, Mable, self-righteousness, or surrender, I’m growing and grateful!” – Michelle

“I’m an ACBC counselor in Wisconsin. The article, “The Vital Difference Between Godly and Worldly Sorrow” is EXCELLENT! I so appreciate the clarity and biblical integrity. I’ve already utilized it, put it in my counseling files, and passed it on to other counselors.” – Cynthia

“I’ve spent several months listening to Rick off and on, trying to decide if he was “right on” or not!! I wasn’t sure!!! Now I can’t stop listening!! I’m going to go back to the podcast on endurance that I listened to a bit ago. I can tell my whole mindset is slowly shifting. This ministry is just exactly what I have needed. Someone to get real specific and down to the “nub” of an issue.” – Changing

“I cannot express my thanks enough for this ministry. Although I have read countless articles, I have not begun to scratch the surface.” – Donna

“I’ve been reading the content here for a while and it is transformational. Thank you for marrying knowledge with practical application!” – Anna

“Wow….all I can say is this ministry, and the content is awesome!! Almost all the recent articles have peeled back the scales on my eyes, and God is showing me things about my bitterness, cynicism, and disappointment. Thank you so much for your ministry!” – Rebekah

“I read your posts all the time. I want you to know that you help a lot of people that you never even hear from. I have read your testimony several times. I thank God for you brother.” – Howard

“I just wanted to give a big thank you for helping me work through my issue. I look at it like a great gift from God to be able to fellowship in this way. Thank you again for all the good and helpful work. I deeply appreciate it.” – Eric

“Thank you again for this material free of charge. God’s work is beautifully on display through his ministry, care and training for people around the world!” – Sarah

“Says it all. Wish every Christian I know would read, evaluate, and act on this and pray the Lord will help me keep this ever before me. Thanks, Rick, for this and for all your gospel-centered, insightful articles.” – Brad (Find this chapter in Rick’s book, “Get Ready.”)

“I just wanted to say, thank you. This article was a very good read! You all have come into my life and helped me. I thank the Lord! Have a good day! – Paul

“I just finished the Drive by Marriage series that you did with Todd Friel. My husband and I absolutely love it. It’s so refreshing, inspiring, and more importantly, Christ is exalted. I bought a set for my Mom and plan to buy more for family and friends as we are able. May God continue to bless you, your family, and all that you do!” – Christin

“After finding your articles online, a “God thing,” you know, I felt a bit better, and encouraged, that if you can write such articles as, Seven Things To Know When Living With a Harsh Husband, that I am not alone. Many women must be suffering like me. Thank you, for your words of encouragement are I believe are in line with God’s Word. I will continue to trust Him. I would appreciate prayer for the restoration of our marriage.” – Hopeful Wife

“Thank you for this ministry! I thoroughly enjoy the articles and am reading your book, “Change Me.” – Tanya

“Thank you for clarifying this – I needed to hear it. God has used your articles to help me respond well and grow through a very difficult time this past year.” – Terri

“Thank you for being a blessing to many, your articles always bring fresh and Bible-centered words of healing to many in pain that struggle with the war within our own hearts.” – Victor

“My husband and I are one of the few couples at our church who do pre-marriage counseling. We gleaned apply so much of what this ministry has to offer to people in all walks of life.” – Sarah

“I would like to do this small monthly donation for your ministry. I think you are really changing lives by pointing people to the Lord and to the Bible. I would be honored to contribute this every month. Again, I know it is not much, but it is something I really would like to do.” – Dave

“Your website and your practical Christian application of Biblical truth are helpful and refreshing.” – Bill

“I just discovered this ministry about a month ago and have passed it on to others. The articles have been life-changing in bringing the Word to a level others can understand and apply to their lives. The same has applied to me. I just want to thank you all for making this possible. It has been a great blessing, and I’m grateful to God for this ministry. May you all be blessed and thank you!” – Rita

“Thank you for your ministry. On more than one occasion, your articles have convicted and ministered to me.” – Lorretta

“You people are so kind to listen to me. Love you all and I appreciate everything on your site.” – Holly (from “Live Chat” Feature)

“I read at least one of your articles almost every day. I have just gone through some really hard times and have read his books Change Me and Suffering Well over and over during this time. I have learned so much and grown spiritually from those books. So thank him for me.” – Lori

“I just wanted to express my sincere thanks for your ministry. I’m using and sharing your resources. They’re helping me immensely at a difficult time in my marriage. I will continue to seek help and guidance from your ministry. God bless you and yours. I will pray for you and your ministry and support you financially in the future.” – Mike

“Is the book “Suffering Well” available on cd? It is the best book that I have ever read! I would love to be able to listen to it when I walk!!! Thank you!” – Grateful

“I just discovered this website a few months ago and have shared with complete strangers, “can I share with you a goldmine I’ve recently come across?” Everybody needs what this ministry offers. Thanks for your part. And your help tonight. This is a worthwhile ministry for the kingdom.” – Stephanie

“This article is so good! I wish I had seen this two years ago when I was going through an unwanted divorce.” – Melissa

“I bought the book, “Change Me.” It’s a great overall book to look at different areas of life and how to apply the gospel and God’s ways via His Word and loving nature. I have found a lot of great biblical concepts I can practically apply to my life. I highly recommend it. It’s an enjoyable read, very extensive and in-depth, and lots of good info.” – Eric

“Thank you so much for this ministry. You’re a blessing to the Body with your biblical truths and graciousness.” – Ange

“Hey all, I love your podcasts!” – Joel

“Just wanted to let you know that I am impressed with the chat feature. This certainly makes your ministry all the more personable for newcomers. I pray for you all and your ministry often. May you and your family have a blessed Christmas!” – Craig

“We are such kindred spirits! I love you and your work. You are my brother in Christ!” – Barb

“I am thoroughly enjoying the Drive-By Marriage series. It is very convicting and humbling.” – Sheldon

“I must say that every Facebook post that shows up on my newsfeed is so applicable, convicting, enlightening to my exact situation. Thank you! God has gifted you and you are making an impact! Bless you.” – Beverly

“As a full-time elder and pastor for 27 years, I have seen and walked with people through many forms of offenses and relational conflict. Your articles are helpful and needed in the church today.” – Pastor

“We had Rick for a visit at our church over the weekend! His ministry is rich, biblical and practical!” – Cally

“It is a pleasure to support your wonderful ministry in the small way I am able! Your articles, webinars, and forums have been a literal God-send for a very dear friend who had nowhere else to turn, and also for my family and me. I have just started going through your older webinars, and I think I will need to re-watch the Fear of Man one, it was so helpful!” – Heather

“I’ve been listening to your podcast for over a year now and really appreciate your practical encouragement and honesty with how we struggle. I’m in a much better place emotionally now than I was when I first found you and your podcast has been a big part of it.” – Podcast Listener

“This site is so helpful. God bless you and others who don’t know where to turn and find this site.” – Craig

“You know this, but reminding is biblical. Your ministry of writing reaches far and wide, and most importantly, reaches into deep hurts and pain of those who read it. Bringing hope, renewing minds, always sharing the gospel, and giving practical steps and solutions. Thank you.” – Diane

“Your latest podcast and article on Idol Swapping was just fabulous. I think it speaks to EVERYONE and we (the ladies) will definitely be listening to this the next time we meet. I have been listening to you long enough to understand that the names and genders are interchangeable entirely, but in this instance, as a woman (a ‘Mable’) what wouldn’t I give to hear this same podcast with Mable in the hot seat instead of Biff! The impact would be even greater I think. Regardless, it’s excellent.

I’m a huge fan of Biff and Mable, and I was thinking, if you’re ever looking for a career change, I’d LOVE to see a DVD series based on these two fascinatingly flawed people. Your podcasts come to life for teaching purposes. Both educational and motivational, not to mention (awkwardly) entertaining. Compelling viewing!

I really do appreciate how long and hard you all work and I know that almost all of your articles and podcasts apply to EVERYONE, because regardless of age or stage, situation or status, gender or geography – we are ALL fallen and struggle with the same core problems. I’m so grateful for the life-changing impact this ministry makes, and for your amazing insights into God’s word and our purpose in light of that.

So many thanks to you, your wife and family, and your team for this excellent ministry. May God bless you richly in the years to come – and may we be blessed with ‘The Adventures of Biff and Mable on the Road to Sanctification’ some time soon.” – Jody

“This is such great teaching on marriage. Eye-opening to say the least. Everyone can benefit from this teaching in many ways….good ways, helpful ways, much-needed ways.” – Donna

“I want you to know that when you supervised me for ACBC, it was life-changing and I felt like I was taking the training (better training) all over again while I was being supervised. It has shaped my counseling and discipleship, my relationships, my walk with the Lord and has helped in ways too numerous to count. Thank you for all you do!” – Lorie

“I was asked to do a talk this past weekend for our church Ladies’ Fall Retreat. It gave me great pleasure to include a quote by you and encourage our ladies to take advantage of your solidly biblical teachings. You have been such an incredible blessing to me over the years. I thank God for you and how He is using you to minister to the church.” – Cynthia

“Always thought-provoking. This ministry consistently provides powerfully biblical and empathetic insight on the soul’s struggles in a broken world.” – David

“It’s so funny but every time that I am struggling with something, I always look for something that he wrote. I really like his articles.” – Rubi

“Your way of saying the things that need saying is awesome.” – Teri

“This ministry has changed my thinking immensely. I recommend his articles.” – Gayle

“The best website on the entire internet.” – Camelia

“Undeniable godly counsel with good strong leadership.” – Russell

“The best way to have humility and knowledge is to apply the knowledge you have to yourself. I know of none more skilled than this ministry. You need it. He’s got it. Go!” – Julie

“Great resources for biblical discipleship and counseling.” – Irene

“I am relatively new to this ministry but have been so blessed by the content I have seen and heard so far. I cannot remember ever hearing biblical teaching or rebuke against abuse from any Christian outlet, whether in preaching or counseling, before this ministry and I was beginning to believe that this was simply my cross to bear. I believe that the Lord has brought me here in His mercy and kindness toward me.” – Abused Wife

“He just makes sense! We need sensible help!” – Joann

“I’m truly grateful to this group of people in this forum and to this ministry. Not a week goes by that I’m not counseling someone and recommend your website. God is using you, and I’m blessed to be a part of it!” – Robert

“Your words are so deep and rich. I cried when reading your transparency. Thank you and may God keep you.” – Pam

“By far, one of the best articles I have read. It’s dead on. Nothing better than being free.” – Stephanie

“I bought the book “Change Me” about six weeks ago or so. I read it through once and have been picking it up and just reading different chapters here and there. It’s really good! Kind of takes me on a journey of self. Very in-depth and thoroughly done. It’s a book that takes a while to soak up and really can be used for a lifetime of growth in the Lord. I’m sure I’ll use it for years to come.” – Eric

“There’s never an article on this site that isn’t helpful, and I so appreciate the ability to listen, too.” – Gerri

“I learn so much from these posts about myself and others and particularly those closest. They are a blessing each day. Thank you.” – Chris

“This article has been so helpful and comforting to me. I have read it a few times and your words of wisdom have encouraged me, reassured me and greatly blessed me. I am very grateful for your ministry.” – Venecia

“I’ve just started reading this book, and I can’t go faster. I need to go over and over again, back to the first chapters. I can’t tell how many areas God is touching in me!” – Maritta

“Every single article is exactly what I need, or someone I know needs! Thank you for writing these!” – Angie

“I am so grateful for your ability to bring God’s Word and encouragement to all of us. I bought your two books – Change Me and Suffering Well.  They are excellent and I am strengthened by them.  I plan to buy several copies to give to loved ones. Great books like yours are excellent mentors and God’s grace to us.” – Sally

“This is some of the best marriage advice I’ve ever read. If you are a believer in a serious relationship with the goal of marriage in mind, I strongly urge you to read this and follow the advice given here. There are absolutely no guarantees in life, except maybe death, but following this advice will certainly help you start your marriage on the right path.” – Teresa

“Thank you for the great work you and your team are doing for the kingdom. You’re a tremendous help to pastors like me. Thanks again!” – Ben

“You are a very valuable resource. I only wish that I would have learned this 20 years ago!” – Grateful

“I regularly thank God for this ministry and I pray He blesses you! I honestly believe you are making an impact for God’s kingdom–the size of which you’ll never know on this side of heaven! Keep up the good work; it is desperately needed and so very much appreciated!” – Jolene

“I appreciate the ministry. I am already using what I learned the first night (of the webinar training) in counseling! I am ACBC certified! I want to give more! I plan to make a donation for this training at some point!” – Carolyn

“This website has been so much help for me. It’s hard to express how thankful I am for it. Going through the destruction of my marriage was the emotional equivalent of D-Day; do you remember that scene from Saving Private Ryan!? The advice I found here was a calm, reassuring voice in the midst of the chaos. Thanks to all of you who make this ministry available!” – Struggling Ex-husband

“Some of the best counseling available. So thankful for your life, giving heart and ministry to so many. God bless you and your team as you give generously of yourselves to those in need.” – Nancy

“I want to say thank you for the wonderful blessing of your ministry! It has immensely blessed a friend I love dearly who was crying out for Godly wisdom and guidance. I can never express how much it means to me for her to have that care and guidance. Her heart (and mine) melted at the generous love that she felt. I have also been greatly encouraged and edified by the content and recently directed another friend your way when I knew I was inadequate to advise him.” – Heather

“This book is so helpful and informative! It is full of great biblical truths, that if applied, have the ability to carry you through your time of suffering and trial!” – Lorri

“This book did more to realign my thinking to God’s way than any other book I have ever read. You all showed me how to grow in my suffering by putting into action God’s Word in practical ways that are truly transforming. Thank you!!” – Kim

“Thank you for the articles and wonderful teachings which are helpful to our ministries and to the saints in Africa. God bless.” – Wycliffe

“I love everything you write, but this is amazing and truth, I love it. My biggest storm in life was the most redemptive and glorious. God delivered me from my futile thinking and legalism and left me with love, trust, and gratitude. He became my everything, and he also reconciled my broken relationship in the process. What an awesome God! I cannot praise his name enough!” – S. A.

“It’s a regular occurrence that I have a memory of something you all posted that I shared and had to reshare!! More than any other biblical counselor or theologian! The Lord has radically shifted gears in my life with direction regarding counseling. I have NO idea why I haven’t done this (supported this ministry) sooner!” – Tamara

“I recommend following and keeping up with this man. The articles are always biblical sound and on point. They’re deep, keep you looking at everything with a biblical perspective.” – Orlando

“I absolutely love this ministry and how the Lord uses his words to meet a person exactly where they are at in their life.” – Ryan

“May God keep blessing you with this inspiring clarity of thought! Your texts have been helpful and encouraging so many times in my days of doubt, sorrow, and despair. Sincere thanks.” – Ines

“This is a fantastic article. I wish my younger me had read this.” – Christina

“I just wanted to express my gratitude for you and your team’s work. I have found that your articles, podcasts, and forum communicate biblically solid wisdom in both loving and firm ways. I also appreciate that you call it like it is and are addressing issues inside the church body that are destroying it from the inside out. The body needs more who are willing to ‘go there.’ Thank you!” – Maureen

“Thank you. Your articles have contributed so much to my growth.” – Terri

“I have been blessed by the podcasts about Biff and Mable. They have helped me to understand the craziness of what my life has become.” – Mable’s Friend

“I’ve been meaning to write and THANK YOU for quite a while. Just wanted you to know how much your content teaches, helps, blesses, encourages, grows, edifies, convicts, corrects …there are not enough descriptors in my vocabulary to convey the help you provide my family and me! Your website is a counseling encourager at my fingertips, and I appreciate it SO MUCH!!” – Laura

“Mr. Thomas, thank you for the work you are doing for the Lord. I’ve just discovered you from listening to Todd Friel on Wretched Radio. I’m enjoying your teaching immensely. My heart and mind are blessed.” – Claire (Perth, Australia)

“I want to thank this ministry for all that you do, I first heard about your website about a year ago. It was during one of the many times Todd Friel (Wretched Radio) referenced an article of yours on his radio show. I currently browse your site 1-2 times a week.

I recently left a church that, among other issues, “over-spiritualized” everything. While it may be a given and come naturally for you to provide biblical and practical content for growing in God through life’s difficulties, this is something still very new to me. Every article that I have come across on this site has uniquely blessed me.

Your content is unlike anything I was surrounded by growing up. However, your content both encourages me to grow and guides me in the process of growth in the area where it truly and eternally matters – in the Lord.

Only God makes things grow. Thank you for planting and watering. I hope my few words encourage you all. Know that you are edifying and strengthening God’s kingdom, one soul at a time.” – New Friend

“I guess I could write to you every day to thank you for your articles. Just know I thank the Lord for you! Today’s article was a particular blessing as I work on dying to myself. Someone asked me what I focus on the most in counseling, and I said besides God, teaching people to die to themselves. Anyway – thank you.  I was deeply blessed and also convicted.” – Thankful Friend

“Great practical biblical resources for life!! Thank you for your gifting and calling in this ministry!!” – Valerie

“I really appreciate this ministry. I listen nearly daily to the podcasts. So grateful for the resources and I hope to help make it available as a blessing for others as well.” – Kim

“God directed me to this ministry via an online article and I have since listened to many of his podcasts. I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone who is looking for true biblical teaching on relational and spiritual matters. He is a very effective communicator and definitely has a gift. Start by listening to his testimony- powerful stuff!” – Rachel

“It is beyond my words to say thanks to this God-centered ministry. As a follower of Jesus and a discipler in my church, I have learned a lot from the programs and articles on your website. They play a crucial role in my service to Him.” – Jane

“You have been given a divine gift of wisdom. I appreciate your writing style, your timely responses and your genuine desire to see people learn and grow via sound biblical knowledge. God bless you.” – Ghada

“The ministry is very interactive with his webpage and responds to things quickly! The content is theologically sound and is very helpful in our day-to-day lives and in the struggles that we all go through! I highly recommend it!” – Lorri

“Excellent! As s counselor myself, I have so enjoyed finding you here on Facebook recently! It is so so refreshing to hear from a like-minded believer.” – Laurie

“I love the practical, biblical teachings that you all share. Very, very good, and Christ-centered.” – Kevin

“Thank you for your article about how we are not perfect, and it is God’s grace that cleanses us. I have been battling this without understanding it. Your article made it so simple. Now I understand! I’m coming from an abusive marriage. Thank you for your articles.” – Hurting

“Thank you. This teaching has been on my heart for years, and it is teaching needed so others will look back upon their lives and see no wasted years. God bless you, and may He continue to use you for His glory.” – Crystal

“My husband and I have been reading your articles since about a year now, and it has helped us a lot in many areas! I have shared many with struggling friends and hope and pray it is a blessing and help to them as well! Thank you for teaching biblically and for your ministry!” – Heidi

“I came to know about your ministry through Todd Friel’s Wretched Radio, Oct 2017, when the Lord graciously saved me from the NAR. Since then, reading your articles are not only opposite of what I’ve been taught but even more blessing in correction. The understanding God has given you is such a wonderful gift, and I love Him for your life.” – Daniel

“This is another great article everyone should read! It can be so difficult and tricky when talking with someone who constantly questions you saying “Don’t I deserve to be happy?” Although I know it’s better to be joyful (a fruit of the spirit) than happy (a fleeting temporal emotion) it can be difficult to articulate that to someone struggling under the power of these strongholds. Thank you so much for all you do!” – Jolene

“Thank you for posting this. A great testimony of God’s grace. I thank God for you for the work that you do and the help that I have received from you and your wonderful team. God Bless.” – Colleen

“I wish every Christian I know could read this article. I listened to the podcast this morning as I have several times over the past several weeks. It is helping me to remember to repeat God’s truth to myself instead of listening to (and believing) what my fear is telling me. Thank you for your excellent ministry!” – Karla

“Thank you so much for this site. I have been reading and interacting here for only a few months, but I really don’t know what I’d do without this ministry now.” – Grateful Teenager

“Not quite sure I can express how incredibly grateful I am for you using God’s wisdom imparted to you to break this down and explain…such encouragement for my soul. I’ve read this so many times and have it pinned for quick reference! Thank you.” – Kelly

“Thank you for faithfulness to our Lord. My husband took his life (last year). I thought he took my life with him; that day my heart was so crushed. I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene. I cannot believe how much grace He has poured out on me through His church in the last few months. Your article on “Surviving Suicide” let me begin to let go of my husband. And to finally believe in my heart what everyone told me – I did not kill (my husband).

It was his choice to end his life by sinning and it was certainly not a choice I made or desired. By God’s grace, I am actively serving in evangelical ministries and using God’s Word every day to get through the loops that this trauma caused (my family). We did not see it coming. Years ago, in my Bible, I wrote a quote, “It will comfort me much if I realize that all I experience in this life is to teach me to utterly depend on my God.”

I want to support you because I know God is using you to help other Christians such as myself to help us press on in Jesus’ name no matter what the valley of the shadow of death brings us! Your tender kindness ministering God’s truth to us humbles me. I am so sorry you lost your brother in such a harsh way. Prayers for you and yours – together for God’s glory through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” – Widow from Suicide

“This ministry is the soundest biblical soul care site I’ve found. So, thank you.” – Patricia

“THANK YOU for “The Natural Regression Of a Woman“! I cannot even begin to express how exactly that message describes me and my marriage right now! Way off in the distant, foggy recesses of my mind floated an idea that complete surrender and death to self was the only way to save my marriage and family life. Yet, I seemed unable to grasp hold; that is until hearing your podcast today. Many thanks for helping me to discover the truth about my depravity, my past, my marriage, and my Saviour! You all have helped to rescue a marriage and the future lives of three young adult girls. May the Lord richly bless you all and your ministry! – Blessed

“It is a privilege and pleasure to partner with you in your ministry. I first became aware of you some years ago through Todd Friel/Wretched, when I purchased the Drive-By Marriage series.

“God has used (and continues to use) your ministry to encourage and support me through some very difficult circumstances. Although I have never reached out myself, your content has always been a real blessing and encouragement to me. I do not doubt that there are many, many others out there who may not ever connect directly with you or your team, for whatever reason, but benefit from the Christ-centered help you so lovingly provide.

On behalf of myself, and those like me out there, thank you. Thank you for all your efforts to help and minister to the countless hurting people, while keeping the gospel front and center in all you do. May God continue to bless you, your family, and your ministry.” – Scott

“I have grown since using your articles for my personal study. Thank you for your love and commitment to God through Christ, and to his community of followers.” – Julia

“Before finding your site, I had almost given up on ever seeking ‘biblical’ counsel again, though I knew it had to be best. Finding your website and articles was like stumbling upon an oasis in the middle of a desert or like finding a lifeboat in the midst of a raging sea. You are changing my perspective and helping me to see that hope is always found in Jesus Christ and God’s Word. The articles are filled with humility, honesty, and clear biblical truth, and they have given me much-needed clarity and a new direction.” – Encouraged Christian

“I just wanted to take the time to write a thank you for this article on taking thoughts captive. It was illuminating to see there are other people who think like me with the constant fear and self-paralyzing thinking. I was just reborn last year and have been aggressively combing my life for sin. I know God brought this article my way to illuminate the truth. I just wanted to write and say thank you for your ministry and may God bless you.” – Jon

“You all give an honest reflection of the truth and life: God-honoring, revealing Christ as the answer, convicting, honestly pointing out who and what we as sinners (saved by grace) are and have done and faithful to the truth of the Word of God (biblically balanced).” – Tappan

“This article is crucial for Christian marriage, it’s so very enlightening and dead on!! I learned a lot!!” – Sharon

“This ministry has been such an inspiration to my husband and me. His devotional book on marriage helped open our communication in a very real way! God is using you all in great ways to share the gospel and change lives and marriages for good! – Kristen

Your website is a help and blessing — so practical, easy to understand — and holds God’s truths to a high standard. Thanks for all you and your team do!” – Karen

“I just found your website two weeks ago, and have already been immensely blessed! Your article on how God is consistently and purposefully putting us to death was just what I needed to hear at the time. His truth will truly make us free. Thank you so much for letting the Lord work through your life to help others.” – Linda

“Your podcasts are such a blessing; reminding me to look vertically and not horizontally and that life is hard, and hard is not bad, hard is just hard. And that a sovereign God is in control of His creation and is orchestrating events in my life for my good and His glory. Thank you.” – Suzy

“What I love about the articles is how you gently point me back to the cross. This need has been most beneficial for this tender heart hiding out in the personified strong person I show the world.” – Grateful Reader

“I felt like I had been punched in the gut when I heard that one of my abusers had died. I even cried for a couple of days. I still don’t understand my response, but you’re right when you say that even death can stir up the shame and blame. Thank you for your Facebook and online ministry. God has used you many times to point me back to the gospel.” – Andrea

You have shaped my life so so so much writing all these articles…..thanks.” – Abigail

“What good can come out if Nazareth… this right here!!!! Rick’s testimony is why we do not give up easily on others. The Lord turns situations of hopelessness around that He gets the glory, and you get to offer hope and encouragement to others, increasing their faith to believe in spite of what’s seen. Continue to inspire His people.” – Pat

“Thank you for sharing with us; this is such a blessing and an encouragement.” – Lori

“Many only share the neat, tidy endings to the story God is writing in their lives. They live on “the road marked with suffering” but assume they are there alone hoping no one finds out how hard it is to walk by faith and not sight. Thank you for reminding us of God’s bigger picture and purposes by humbly sharing the broken years that brought you this far. It causes me to have even greater respect for your ministry.” – Becky

I love your story. I never get tired of it. You are such an encouragement to the church. Keep doing what you do. It is so very vital and extremely helpful. Thanks, brother.” – Derek

“Just wanted to say your posts have greatly ministered to me and I’ve shared them with many others. God bless your work, and I was so happy to hear your testimony. Keep up the great work!” – Bill

“Not sure how I ran into your site, but so glad I did. You inspire me to serve our Lord and follow closely after His desire for my life. I can see your gift to help an abundance of people to find paths in this life to shine brightly for God’s glory. Thank you for sharing, and God bless you.” – Sharyon

“Thank you for all your hard work in producing these podcasts and articles. Your work has truly changed my life.” – Darren

“I recently learned about your ministry and website from a friend. And I have told my friends as well. Your work is brilliant. I’m grateful for you and appreciate you more than you will ever know. I will remember you in prayer regularly. May God richly bless you and yours always. Thank you!” – Kim

“For several years I have read your articles, printed them off to give to others that I counsel in my church. I have been helped personally in many ways and appreciate how relevant the articles are to so many peoples’ situations. The webinars are very helpful! Thank you.” – Barbara

“I’ve never seen unforgiveness put in such honest light. And I know both points have been and are true for me. The Lord has been gracious though and is allowing me to see His workings. I may not always understand, but I hold to Romans 8:28. All things mean all things. Thankful His mercies are new every morning.” – Ally

“I just found your website and resources, and wow, I’m really blown away by how good your material is. Looking forward to perusing and learning more!” – Julie

I am so delighted to read your articles. They are really well done.” – Gabrielle

“We are all responsible for loving and encouraging one another. This site is a great tool to achieve this work of the Spirit. So much incredible biblical content and ultra discipleship help. A must! “Kathleen

“I just read the article, ‘My Husband Is Immature, How May I Help Him?’ I want to thank you for this article. I could be that wife. Every statement and comment made is a mirror image of my marriage. It helps me feel less confused, and it’s so good to know someone sees and understands this issue, and the pain and struggles I have. Especially today, after being brought so and to tears.” – Broken Wife

“I so appreciate your ministry. I found you all’s info at a very much needed time, and God has used it mightily. Thank you for your service to the Kingdom and the growth of your brothers and sisters.” – Teri

“Thank you so much for your ministry. You have no doubt brought change and restoration to a multitude of people by God’s grace. Your faithfulness to God’s calling is a testament to His faithfulness to continue to use his people to care for a lost and hurting people.” – Kevin

I appreciate all you and your team provide for the thirsty and stumbling. My favorite watering hole outside of my local church.” – Jaime

“I want to tell you that I get so many biblical insights from your two podcast programs. As a supervisor in a college fellowship, I have many opportunities to help the young generation. The well and sound answers to many issues people encounter today bridge the gap between the biblical truth and the real world that we live. I really appreciate your endeavor and this ministry. Besides my gratitude, I also want you to know that I listen to your podcasts as I am driving or running. I will keep praying and supporting this ministry as a precious vessel in God’s hands.” – Jane

“The materials available from this ministry have helped to transform our thinking toward our marriage, parenting and caring for others. He has helped us learn how to apply the gospel to our lives and to the trials we have gone through in the last few years, including the death of our daughter. I can’t say enough great things about this ministry. It’s life-changing.” – Alisha

“Thank you for passing on the wisdom the Lord has given you to others. I have recently discovered your website and subscribed to your blog and have begun using your resources in my job as a school counselor. My husband and I are both employed at a bilingual Christian school in Honduras, so thankfully we have the liberty to share Christ and His Word with all of our students.” – Jennifer

I just know that your ministry and teachings have been used by God so mightily in my life. I am always screenshotting your graphics for further study!! I need a hard copy book haha! And BTW, your counseling course is on my bucket list, so that you know. God bless you guys. And thank you. You are probably my number one mentor.” – Susan

“Wow! Thank you! I read most everything you put out there. I must say that the Lord has given you so much insight into relationships. And He uses your gift to bless me. So much of what I want to say but don’t have the words. And your articles help me understand where I desperately have the question, Why? Thank you!!” – Kim

“I am in the process of getting certified through ACBC, and I really appreciate your podcasts and articles. I believe I should support the ministry that I am benefitting from.” – Fran

“Can’t wait to read this article! about ‘How to Train Your Flea,’ You offer uncommonly practical advice.” – Barbara

“I am a prisoner…I am a flea…a Christian since I was young, still a prisoner!! Now I am old…never been out of man’s prison!! I am tired of the battle. I am so tired. Love you, my brother. May God continue to bless you, as you have blessed me, all because of Him. – Patricia

“You all are making a huge difference in my life as wife and mother who desires to honor God in all things.” – Sally

“I listened to the pre-forgiveness podcast twice, and would like to learn more about the topic, and also would like to ask questions. I have read plenty of your articles on Facebook.  I found them extremely helpful, life-changing, I would say. Thank you.” – Transforming

“My heart is on fire over the nature of your articles. I have a burning desire to minister these kinds of truths to my local body of believers. These things are so lacking amongst believers today. Please tell me how I can proceed as I pray for God’s leading. I have a heart for my hurting brothers and sisters. Thanks for all your posts. They have helped my heart in the process.” – George

“I am a Christian counselor and find your resources amazing. I’m hoping I can attend your class one day. I pray your ministry will succeed as I know it already is!” – Ashley

“Only in heaven will you know how much you’ve changed my life. I give God the glory, and I give you thanks. I see it in my life. I see it in my wife, who had lost all hope in ever getting rid of some deep, habitual sin. That is changing, and hope is coming back. I see it in my kids. The atmosphere in our house is changing and has already so much. Thank you!” – Alex

“I have learned much from your articles, and I receive much-needed encouragement day by day. Thank you for all you are doing to build up the body of Christ. You are a blessing to many!” – Rebecca

“Your kindness is the main reason I fell in love with your Facebook page. Everyone was always so kind if I ever commented or had questions. It was/is a VERY helpful outlet for me on my journey. Many thanks to you, your wife and your team.” – Nikki

“I’m am so blessed and thankful for your ministry. Thank you for all of the wonderful resources that you provide.” – Rochelle

“Thank you for your faithfulness for all of these years. You inspire me to keep going as a biblical counselor. Being a female biblical counselor, I must find creative ways to do this full-time.” – Shannon

“I’m so glad and feel truly privileged to be able to support your ministry in this small way. Your ministry is such a great work of God, and you and Lucia have sacrificed so much to continue its growth and development. Please know how much I and so many others appreciate all your efforts!!!” – Stephanie

“I have followed your Facebook posts. I appreciate how you apply Gospel living to the human condition. The biblical wisdom you share is easily received. Thank you!” – Julie

“I read a post of yours, The Danger of Hating the Sin But Loving the Sinner. Thank you for this article of clarifying truth that is so easily misunderstood and is commonly made relative. Thank you for your faithfulness and consistency.” – Oliver

“I have to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your tenderness and sensitivity toward your friends who pray for relief and it doesn’t come. Would you believe, I listened to your podcast Thursday morning, just before my physical therapy. I wept with gratefulness, knowing you will not forget me in my particular prison. I thanked God for letting me have that wonderful feeling that I crave for being understood. I was able to thank Jesus also for knowing every detail of my pain, and how hard I work at cultivating gratitude in the midst of it. That podcast did me a world of good, and it came at a crucial moment as I was depressed about the pain. Thank you so much.” – Grateful Listener

“This work is honest and full of truth. His teachings have helped me see where I need to change and how to be changed. I am grateful for this website, and the information presented, I pray that God will continue to bless this ministry.” – Peggy

“I love this website. Very Biblical and solid truths pour out from this site.” – Lisa

We thank you, folks, for your work and for the amazing insight from a Godly perspective. He often hits me right between the eyes. Love it.” – Marlene

“Hey, guys. I cannot express my appreciation enough. Last year God gave me “one word” to focus on, it was “grace.” This year it is “koinonia.” I am reading this (article) with tears and much anticipation for the transformation of my soul and the ability to communicate what He has done. God bless you and your ministry.” – Jaime

“I am so often filled with gratitude for your ministry. Your labors are being used by the Lord to grow me, strengthen my faith, and cause me to think well of God and His word. It is being used in many lives in our area. Only the Lord can calculate how far reaching the ministry extends as it comes to one hearer such as I. I praise God for your faithfulness and demonstrated love for Him.” – Doug

“Great articles, lots of resources a blessing to anyone who is looking for help to apply the Truth of the Gospel to their life or the lives of others.” – Sean

“I read with great interest your article “What Does It Mean to Nourish and Cherish Your Wife.” It was beneficial and biblical. I’m teaching a Sunday School lesson to the men of our church in several weeks on marriage, and I would like to use your list of “To Warm Your Wife” and “To Chill Your Wife.” I would like to have permission to print those out for the men and have them do a self-assessment of their marriage. Obviously, I would indicate that it was reprinted with your permission. Thanks again for this article and supplying godly material about marriage. Looking forward to hearing back from you.”- Jerry

“You all do an awesome work of making the Word come alive. His Godly counsel is on the mark. Read all that he writes (after you read the Bible :), you can’t go wrong!” – Joseph

“Rick Thomas is a gifted counselor. He gives practical and Biblical advice that is pointed and life-changing. I am thankful for this ministry!” – Ross

“I’ve invited dozens of friends to your Facebook page because of the encouragement and inspiration you have been to me. God has clearly given him the gifts of discernment, teaching, and wisdom.” – Lorretta

“I just wanted to thank you for the most important book I’ve read in a very long time: Loving Me: The Hidden Agenda Of Self-Esteem. Oh, my! The words and pictorial representations just exposed the mountain of ‘self,’ which I have never fully overcome to date. I want to put God first but ‘low self-esteem,’ which is so well exposed in this book as ‘high self-esteem,’ has been a block. This book is revolutionary, counter-culture, and counters to the majority of Christian applications of the Bible. What a bolt of truth! I hope to know God as Father and Maker and move away from the self-idolatry and ‘small God’ belief systems I’ve had. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” – Grateful Reader

“I appreciate what you do. You have helped me a great deal. Thanks for being brave enough to proclaim the truth in spite of the costs.” – Barbara

“Great organization to receive sound counseling advise.” – Michael

“Great Godly counsel to edify believers, drawing our hearts closer to God!” – Terri

“I want to thank you for your article on the steps of repentance. I had developed an attitude of being a victim. I found your article, and I confessed my sin. I feel like a weight had come off my chest. I’ll spend the rest of my life killing that root and following the steps of repentance. Thank you for your work.” – Grateful

“I just wanted to say thank you. My hope is so dim, but it’s still there most of the time. Anyway, this site has helped me a lot to get through this struggle, so thank you.” – Hopeful

“I am so excited to get full access to all the knowledge that God has blessed you with. You have no idea how many times I am dealing with an issue where I fail miserably and start to feel like there is no hope. I listen to you on my morning drive, and God is always there encouraging me with your morning podcast. Thank you, Mr. Thomas!” – Morning Drive

“I can’t express how much his articles have blessed, encouraged, and taught me.” – Kimberly

“Amazing stuff. I’m simply blown away. Thanks for the time and effort you’ve invested; it is paying huge dividends. We’ve become huge advocates.” – John

“Your materials are simply excellent. I’m using your article, “The Unparalleled Benefit of Living In an Unchangeable Situation” with a counselee tomorrow. Thank you for making your resources so readily available!” – Cindy

“I have lived with a harsh, angry, bitter man for over two decades now. Your articles have helped me so much.” – Hurting Wife

“I am so grateful for your ministry, and that you and your team are using your God-given abilities to bless others and bring glory to God. Thank you so much.” – Kelly

“I love this website! It has helped me change; I am not even sure how to say it. I think the people who answer questions are amazing people who do care. I remember one time I posted, and the kindness made me cry. Listening to the podcast with Rick and his wife, helped me hear how a loving couple sounds. Reading helps, but hearing what is written lived out, really helped me a lot. I could tell how spiritually immature I am. I think the website helps with sanctification. Things in my life are a mess, but I’m far from being a victim and innocent, I needed to change, and this is the only place that has helped me. There a lot of great sermons and stuff, but they are pretty impersonal. This website isn’t impersonal.” – A Changing Wife

“I really appreciate all that I have learned from your ministry. Thank you!” – Angie

“I love the communication book and plan on using this book with the teens I see currently. This ministry is amazing. I have referred it to many of my counseling friends.” – Ashley

“God has used this ministry in our lives with tremendous impact, and I want to support what I can.” – Tyler

“I’m wrestling with how to express what I’m thinking, and along comes one of your posts that put the words to my thoughts.” – Angelina

“Thank you for your case studies. I use them for my Wednesday evening Bible study. It has brought out great discussion and challenged some people in their thought processes. It has been a great tool to help people think biblically. Thanks again. It has been a great blessing.” – Tim

“I truly appreciate the wisdom received and sent from your site, and I frequently forward it on to others. I thank God for you all.” – Berg

“So that you know, I read most of your posts and benefit from them. Also, I share some of them with some of my family. I hope that is alright. Thank you for the work you do!” – Vina

“I found your site thru an interview you had with two people from Pure Life Ministries. Your podcasts and testimony are encouraging me greatly. I’m going to look to my Father in Heaven and lean on Him more to be a better dad. Keep up the great work you and your team are doing for the Lord.” – Dan

“I’m sharing many of your teachings with the counseling department of our church. They will be at the counselor’s resource center and shared via email to our 40 some lay counselors. I’m thrilled to have found your gospel based teaching and excited to see the impact your wisdom applied to the realm of Biblical Counseling will have on our counselors use of the scriptures to bring our counselees to the foot of the cross. I found you when I purchased the Drive-By Marriage series! Love your gentle, humble approach!” – Colleen