Category Archives: Behavior

A deeper look at the human need for change

Politics, culture and the role of law are agents of change that seem essential to our existence. These means offer limited solutions to some of our problems and offer the potential to promote human flourishing. But we have a deeper need that cannot be addressed through these agents of change.
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You don’t have it in you

Do you feel inadequate and defeated? Are you facing impossible circumstances? Put things in perspective by reminding yourself of this truth…. Continue reading

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6 step detox plan for a painful past

A disrupted or dysfunctional 18-year factor can badly distort your self-perception and damage future relationships. God calls us to sober (and humble) judgment in how we view ourselves. Continue reading

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Why is final judgment based on works?

How do we reconcile judgment based with the fact that “it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). Continue reading

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Renewed commitment to boundaries

The demand for absolute liberty of personal choice; the power of each of us to choose and act upon what he or she desires and believes is at the root of our cultural demise. We must face the universal and ugly reality that we are dangerous to ourselves when we embrace freedom without truth and life without limits. Continue reading

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Are you a cantankerous Christian?

Whether old or young, ask yourself if you’re known for being cantankerous and irritable or gracious and grateful. Continue reading

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How to change our emotions

How can we make lasting changes in our lives? How can we control our emotions so that they lead to a healthy and God-honoring life? Continue reading

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