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Category Archives: Counseling
How can we protect new leaders from learning too much by trial and error?
It would be impossible to adequately prepare young leaders for handling the many issues encountered in ministry today. Continue reading
It’s tempting to think that Robin Williams could have been lifted out of a state of despondency if only he had been able to read all the Twitter comments praising his amazing career as a great actor. Yet this would not be a safe assumption. Continue reading
10 helpful points for people who never had the benefit of seeing a loving, committed marriage modeled for them. These points are especially helpful to those who suffered wounds when their parents’ marriage ended that make it difficult for them to trust other people, and even God. Continue reading
No amount of prayer will give us the authority to drop the “if” from our plans. Christians should therefore not say, “we prayed fervently about this plan and we know God is going to accomplish it.” James would say, “Where is your ‘if’?” But what about circumstantial signs, opened doors, inner impressions, or feeling called by God? Continue reading
“You are where you are because that’s where you want to be. If it wasn’t, you’d do something about it. So do something about it!” Continue reading
We cannot adequately encourage those who have lost perspective without discouraging them from a frame of mind that binds them to their discouragement. (Read it again).
Getting out of the fog of despondency often requires a little loving admonishment. Caring friends will cross this line with love and sensitivity when they sense we need a better perspective. Continue reading