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Category Archives: Self-Control

Moving from Laziness to Diligence

Laziness (seen in neglect) is fuelled by procrastination and results in poverty. We move from laziness to diligence through considering the ant and beholding the Wise Savior. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Control, Sin | Tags: , , ,

Regret: Lingering Reminders of Our Humanity

Regret, simply put, is lingering sadness about a moment, a season, or a series of events from the past. It is different from temporal sadness. Temporary sadness is a normal human responses to undesirable circumstances. Lingering sadness does not end and should not be the norm for a Christian. There are two ways in which bad things happen to me: (1) I make mistakes and (2) others make mistakes which impact me. Continue reading

Topics: Conflict, Forgiveness, Guilt, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Control | Tags: , , ,

The Seductive Lie of Immodesty, and Re-Claiming Your Identity in Christ

This is not another article on Matthew 5:28, hem lengths, or the horrors of uncovered shoulders. Today I’m writing more as the concerned mother of a teenage girl than as a biblical counselor. I want to take an unflinching look with young people of both sexes at the reality behind immodest dress; the desire to be desired; and where it can lead. Continue reading

Topics: Approval-Seeking, Dating, Friendships, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Control, Self-Esteem/Self-Image, Sexual Purity, Teens, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , ,

How Are Those New Year’s Resolutions Going?

Here we are in late January, and if you’re like me many of the different esolutions you made are quickly dissolving in the pool of good intention. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Faith, Grace, People in Need of Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Control | Tags: , ,

Saddling Your Emotions

A wise friend once instructed me, “Emotions are like wild horses. Beautiful. Powerful. Yet, if they are to be useful in everyday life, emotions—like horses—must be tamed.” Is it true? Can emotions truly be tamed? Less Like Horses, More Like … Continue reading

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