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Category Archives: Relationships

Leadership Styles and the Heart of Conflict

How does leadership style make things either more conducive to conflict or a healthier atmosphere of conflict resolution? Does the biblical theme of the heart connect in any way to our leadership style and personality? Let’s learn how practicing the characteristics and demeanor of a shepherd is a biblical corrective to out of balance leadership styles. Continue reading

Topics: Conflict, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , ,

13 Wisdom Principles When Ending a Dating Relationship: How to Break Up to the Glory of God

If the gospel really makes a difference in our lives, it should show itself in the worst of moments. But if Christian dating looks no different than the world then our faith shows itself to be relatively useless. What would it mean to break up for the glory of God? Seriously. How do you end the relationship in a way that is God-honoring and honoring of the other person, especially since he or she is a brother or sister in Christ? Here are 13 wisdom principles to remember. Continue reading

Topics: Conflict, Dating, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Premarital | Tags: , , , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: Responding to Criticism in Marriage

On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource video from David Powlison where he addresses the issue of Responding to Criticism in Marriage. Continue reading

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

Open Rebuke and Faithful Wounds

Unlike Carl Rogers, the author of Proverbs esteemed the use of confrontation as a precious gift of God. Continue reading

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

4 Things Not to Say to Hurting People

If you are a Christian who has faced suffering in your life, then you have probably encountered a fellow Christian who wanted to provide comfort and help to you. Some of them were probably helpful, while others…not so much. Most people, including myself, have said things that are unhelpful and have made things worse for brothers and sisters who are suffering. Here are 4 things not to say to people who are hurting. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Communication, Love, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , , , ,

Bullying: A Deadly Poison in a Marriage

When we think of bullying, we often think of it in the school system—kids picking on and beating up other kids. And I would agree that is a definite problem. However, bullying doesn’t just happen with children; it also happens within marriages. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Conflict, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Violence/Physical Abuse, Women/Wives | 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: , , , ,

The Man Behind the Curtain

At a time when the news and the blogosphere is filled with painful stories of church conflict, believers are not left without clear direction from Scripture. A God-honoring response will always be a loving one. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Conflict, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , ,

Leave Room

The most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed is reconciliation between two hurting sinners. I am passionate about seeing broken relationships healed. But, what do we do with that broken relationship that haunts us? Is it ever okay to give up pursuing reconciliation with another person? Continue reading

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

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