Category Archives: 18 Year factor

Stop it!

Think of the hours and money one could save with this approach to counseling. Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Counseling, Wisdom | 1 Comment

Do positives conceal negatives?

The laid-back person turns out to be lazy. The playful person proves to be immature. The confident one turns out to be arrogant. Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Choosing a mate, Dating, Discernment, Engagement, Marriage, Parenting, Parenting Groups, Parenting teens | 3 Comments

Five life-controlling perspectives

Perspective is a key word when it comes to the quality of life. It’s also something important to God’s will for our lives. One of the primary practical functions of Scripture is the way it shapes our perspective. Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Anger, Assurance, Change, Christian worldview, Complaceny, Complaining, Depression, Discouragement, God's Love, God's Will, Gospel-centered, Resentment, Scripture, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Walking with God, Wisdom | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Turn the light off in your eyes

We all know what sad eyes look like but what does it look like when the light is turned off in someone’s eyes? Have you ever noticed what people show or don’t show with their eyes? Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Attitude, Pain, Restoration, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Suffering, Wisdom | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Suffering in silence

She finally gained the necessary courage to tell me a story that she had kept to herself until that point. Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Change, Christian Counselor, Comfort, Counseling, Crisis, Fear, Grieving, Psychology, Relationships, Restoration, Sex, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Social work, Suffering, Suicide, Unresolved issues, Victory | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Answering God’s call beyond the walls of the Church

leaders in the Church “need to help our people see that their calling is much bigger than how much time they put into church matters.” Continue reading

Posted in 18 Year factor, Call to ministry, Calling, Contentment, Disciple-making, Evangelism, Fathers, Gospel-centered, Holistic ministry, Missions, Walking with God, Witness, Work | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why bitter people are difficult to help

Bitterness is a protective mechanism used to guard cherished resentments. It can feel good to be bitter because bitterness is an emotional drug that induces temporary feelings of relief. Continue reading

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