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Category Archives: Approval-Seeking

Responding to Emotional Abuse in Marriage

My desire is that God might use this blog post to encourage those who are weary, to challenge those who are not trusting God or seeking counsel, and to provide some help to those who are not sure how to help women in emotionally abusive relationships. Continue reading

Topics: Approval-Seeking, Biblical Counseling, Codependency, Conflict, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering, Women/Wives | 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: , , , , ,

Be the Parent

Parents, take heart when your child doesn’t learn to obey overnight. Neither did you or I. God gives us 18-21+ years to teach and train, love and correct, rebuke and encourage each of our children to maturity. Keep praying and dancing in balance with Nurture and Admonition! Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Approval-Seeking, Biblical Counseling, Forgiveness, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

The Many Hats That Women Wear

Women are required to wear many hats. How can we wear them well to the glory of God? Continue reading

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The Seduction of Success: Public Acclamation & Private Defection

Ministry success through knowledge, communication and giftedness, often leads to neglect of our real success, personal growth. What can be done to assure that we finish well? God promises personal, practical, transformational sustained spiritual growth to those who, in dependence upon the Spirit of God, continually meditate, activate, demonstrate, and evaluate both themselves and their doctrine (1 Timothy 4:15-16). Continue reading

Topics: Approval-Seeking, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Pastoral Resources, People Who Offer Care | Tags: , , , ,

Biblically Resolving Conflict in Relationships

When it comes to conflict in relationships, Ken Sande says there are really only three kinds of people: peace-fakers, peace-breakers and peace-makers. Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Approval-Seeking, Biblical Counseling, Conflict, Fear/Worry, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , ,

Olympic Diver David Boudia’s Testimony: “More Desirable than Gold”

Olympic gold medalist, David Boudia, shares his testimony of faith in Christ. Continue reading

Topics: Approval-Seeking, Faith, Interview, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

Co-dependent or Selfless?

“Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same … Continue reading

Topics: Approval-Seeking, Christian Living, Codependency, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

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