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Category Archives: Biblical Themes

When Christians Despair

While meditating on 2 Corinthians 1:8-11, I found myself asking two questions: What does the apostle mean when he says of his companions and himself, “we despaired even of life?” And what is God’s purpose in allowing: “the sentence of death within ourselves?” Continue reading

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6 Biblical Perspectives on Strength in Weakness

It’s human nature to detest pain, suffering, and weaknesses. Perhaps that’s why I find 2 Corinthians so intriguing. It shows how Paul suffered for his faith and responded to criticisms. By that time, Paul had planted churches and proven his … Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Discipleship, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering, Theology | Tags: , ,

God’s Strength Displayed Through Our Weakness

A quadriplegic son was not what Sharon and I had envisioned for our sixteen-year-old son, Matt. We brought Matt into our home when he was just three day’s old. This bundle of energy, now after an accident during basketball practice, would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The Ware family entered the world of families affected by disabilities. Continue reading

Topics: Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , ,

The Grand Canyon from the Bottom Up: Creation and Counseling

Scripture directly connects reflecting on creation and its impact on the soul. Are we utilizing this powerful tool the Lord has given us enough in our counseling ministries? Are we using this wonderful gift from the creator enough in our own relationship with Him? Continue reading

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5 Factors Leading to Spiritual Growth: “Run, Forrest, Run”

Paul coaches us in five features that should characterize our approach to spiritual growth in Philippians 3:12-16. Continue reading

Topics: Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Theology | Tags: , , ,

Ten Simple (But Critical) Questions to Consider in Marriage Counseling

On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource article by Dr. Jeremy Lelek in which he discusses Ten Simple (But Critical) Questions to Consider in Marriage Counseling. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Conflict, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: ,

Good News for Single Men

Last night I had a conversation with a handful of single men from our Soma Tacoma family. As a shepherd and elder who cares deeply for the hearts of people, I’d like to speak directly to other single men about a few of the takeaways from our two-plus-hour dialogue. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Discipleship, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Singleness | Tags: , , , ,

Complaining: Rewriting the Story God Is Writing

Complaining has become a way of life or a part of our personalities. When we feel angst about our life circumstances, we begin to grumble in our hearts only to unleash the negative venom from our tongues. This sin can consume us and stunt our life story. The only way to overcome sinful complaining is to cultivate joyful contentment in Christ. Continue reading

Topics: Bitterness, Christian Living, Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

Does Gospel = Jesus?

Much is being said about “Gospel-centered” ministry. This is a good problem, by the way! I could not think of a better substitute for other problems brewing in our churches on a weekly basis. Still, definition is needed. Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

Bridge to Hope: A Biblically-Based Addictions Program

We at the Reigning Grace Counseling Center believe that the addict can be set free from their enslaving lusts as they begin to understand the heart of addiction. Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, Biblical Counseling, Hope, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification | Tags: , , ,

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