Should Pastors Encourage Secular Therapy?
A Guide for Christian Ministry
Dec 26, 2023
With the rise of secular therapy, how should pastors think about this kind of care? How should we shepherd people in our churches who are seeing a therapist?
Will My Marriage Ever Be More?
Counsel for Disappointed Wives
Apr 29, 2023
Every marriage is hard in one way or another. Some of the hardest, though, aren’t hard in loud ways, but in quieter, less obvious ways.
Back and Forth with God
A Sentence That Reshaped My Relationships
Oct 1, 2022
Obeying God and knowing the truth about God is no substitute for the thrilling, essential, life-shaping experience of communing with God himself.
Closeness Comes Through Fire
How Suffering Conforms Us to Christ
Feb 24, 2022
We know God uses suffering to refine and sanctify us, but how? Often, simply by drawing us nearer to him than we were in our comfort.
Counseling the Body
First Steps for Holistic Soul Care
Jul 21, 2021
Good counseling seeks to uncover and address the deepest issues of the soul. And sometimes the path to the soul runs through the body.
Why We Long for Intimacy with God
Jul 10, 2020
The desire for intimacy with God is built into our spiritual DNA in the new birth. God made us to draw near to him, and Jesus makes it possible.
Darkness Does and Will Descend
Jan 22, 2019
When darkness descends, remember that God’s faithfulness is more real than the thoughts in your head and the feelings in your chest.
Six Ordinary Lessons for Mental-Health Issues
Sep 29, 2018
You do not need to be a mental-health expert to care for those with mental illness. Here are six ways to give ordinary help for complicated problems.
Doubt Your Own Anger
How to Kill a Quiet Killer
Jan 3, 2018
The more extreme our anger, the more confident we are that we are right. As a result, angry people are the last to know that they are sinfully angry.
Two Underused Strategies for Addiction
Oct 24, 2015
Each day there are more people enslaved by a broader array of substances and activities. To sexual obsessions, add illegal drugs, then the prescription narcotics, then gaming, and there are more to come. As the church, we want to draw out fresh insights from Scripture, and move toward the enslaved.
Does God Really Love You?
Answering the Interrogation of Suffering
May 30, 2015
Your suffering is a great enticement to Satan. He and his anti-God federation are irresistibly attracted to persistent pain. Notice how he obsesses over Job’s misery. Notice how he shows up in the wilderness at the height of Jesus’s weakness…
A Broken Past and the Miracle of Sanctification
Jul 19, 2012
The Spirit makes us alive in Christ, and then he begins the gradual, though inexorable, work of sanctification in our lives. That is clear. But it can get complicated. A broken brain is one possible complication. What if someone has…
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