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Healing Through Listening

Healing Through Listening

The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. — Proverbs 15:31 Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. — Proverbs 23:22 I was counseling a twenty-one-year-old man regarding his strained...
Repentance: A Five-Step Conversation

Repentance: A Five-Step Conversation

There are five powerful ingredients we can include when we ask forgiveness from a family member. Before you share these things, it may be helpful to begin your conversation this way: I want to have an important conversation with you. I know we have been dealing with...
Repentance Continues with a Change in Behavior

Repentance Continues with a Change in Behavior

True repentance does not stop with a change in our thinking, but continues with a change in our behavior. We have all experienced people in our lives who apologize to us over and over for the same offense, and yet their behavior never changes. After a while, the...
God’s Grand Vision for Your Family

God’s Grand Vision for Your Family

Imagine that you are out shopping and a man comes walking to- ward you with a video camera and a microphone. He is doing person-on-the-street interviews. The microphone is thrust in your direction and the question is, “In your opinion, what is the purpose of family?”...
Planting Seeds of Bitterness

Planting Seeds of Bitterness

In Hebrews 12:14–15, God tells us, “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become...
A Vision of God’s Purpose for Your Family

A Vision of God’s Purpose for Your Family

When it comes to parenting, sometimes it feels as if just surviving each day is a success. We can get so caught up in the demands of the day, running our crazy family schedules, that we give little or no attention to what is important. Have you ever been on a long...