Consider some practical guidelines for being an effective friend when giving counsel to others. Continue reading
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A woman in her early forties acknowledged that she finally began to overcome the effects of growing up in a violent home when… Continue reading
It would be impossible to adequately prepare young leaders for handling the many issues encountered in ministry today. Continue reading
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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
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– (My Faith and Values Column in The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania) … Continue reading
Perspective or how we choose to see things can make a big difference in the quality of life. We can’t always choose our circumstances but we can usually choose our perspective toward them. Spiritual change is about transformation of perspective. Continue reading
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“This kind of five bible verses and you’ll be better approach is far more common than many realize.” Continue reading
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Christians should use the widest possible lens for understanding and addressing human behavior. A vision of humanity based on Scripture provides us with a unique advantage for being holistically honest in dealing with human problems. What do I mean by … Continue reading
Think of the hours and money one could save with this approach to counseling.