The Healing Power of Forgiveness

Ernie Baker

Ernie Baker

Humans have a disease that eats away at the soul and relationships. It is a cankerous cancer that leads to shame and brokenness, and as it consumes, it perforates our relationships with God and others. Of course this disease, this cancer, is sin. Is there a soothing medicine that brings healing? Continue reading

Am I Really Forgiven?

The following is an excerpt from the soon to be published book In the Aftermath by Bev Moore & Pam Gannon. Jill thought for a long time about God’s forgiveness. She had spent so many years dealing with feelings of condemnation and guilt.  After learning about God’s forgiveness through Christ she was thinking this is… Read More» Continue reading

Reacting to Your Teen’s Sexual Sin

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

As she sat across from me tears streamed down her face. Guilt and shock mingled in her words. Through brokenhearted sobs she shared with me how she and her husband had found significantly graphic videos on their 13-year-old son’s computer. Who was this person? She felt so confused, so betrayed. Their young teen was active in youth group, kind to his siblings, and sensitive to the needs of others. He was all a parent could want. Continue reading

Freedom from Regret

Paul Tautges

Paul Tautges

Irreversible decisions are the hardest to live with. You know you’ve done wrong, but it is too late to undo it. Now you must live with the consequences, whatever they may be. But how? Do you beat yourself up forever? Do you live in a state of habitual sullenness? Do you become bitter toward others or God? The pain of regret and the constant nagging of a conscience that knows you have sinned and been foolish have the potential of crippling you forever. Is this how it must be, or is there a better way? Continue reading

The Value of Shattered Expectations (Part 1)

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

In this post and the next, we will look at an issue that is often central to change in our counselees: shattering their unbiblical assumptions about life and the Lord. As you read, we invite you to consider how Jesus’ ministry should alter old ways of thinking—whether in yourself or your counselees—so that you are open to being further conformed to his image. Continue reading

Ten Questions to Ask after a Nasty Fight

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju

In the aftermath of an earthquake, you sort through the mess. Windows shattered. Foundations damaged. But where do you start? Take a moment and use some of the questions below to help you think about what happened in your last fight. Continue reading