John Younts. Why do you get angry?
"If you seek God and your loved ones to help you to purse a path of patient inquiry when you become angry you will have taken a huge step to prevent being controlled by anger. If you can be patient to investigate what actually occurred, then you can also be patient to pursue how God wants you to respond when you are sinned against."
Heidi Jo Fulk. Take control of your schedule
"Schedules can range from extremely simple (wake up, breathe, eat, go back to sleep) to extremely complex (I'm guessing you can fill in this blank). When all of these things merge-our personal schedules and the schedules that surround us-the results are often complex and overwhelming. So is there anything to be done? Anything that might bring some order, purpose, and manageability?"
Joey Cochran. Send him on his way: sons and vocation
"As I think about helping your son figure out his vocation - I can't help but think that it doesn't matter how young they are - they're never too young to coach them and help think through what they love to do and what they might do for a lifetime. Here's a few things I've done with my three year old boy."
Heath Lambert. Addressing parenting in a hyper-sexualized culture
"We can speak about sex the way God does in the Bible and we can do so in an age appropriate way."
Heath Lambert. Parenting in a hyper-sexualized culture
"Speaking as a father, Heath Lambert gives parents some practical ways they can shepherd their children well in a hyper-sexualized culture."
Aline Dolan. A perigosa vida paralela de nossas mentes
"É confortável e prazeroso imaginar-nos em situações agradáveis ou dedicar tempo a "novela" de vida que criamos em nossas cabeças. Por esta razão, muitas vezes nos damos o direito de "viajar" sem nenhum controle ou censura. Entretanto, nossos desejos, pensamentos ou emoções não podem ter autoridade sobre nossas ações. É preciso manter nossos pensamentos cativos (2Co 10.5). Decidir conservar sua mente provida de alimento próprio é declarar uma verdadeira guerra!"
David Powlison. Questions to ask before starting a counseling ministry
"“Ten Questions to Help You Establish Biblical Counseling Ministries in Your Church” is a talk I give for pastors and other ministry leaders. The ten questions are designed to help churches gain a better understanding of themselves and their context. When the answers are clear, then a counseling ministry can emerge that fits organically with who you are and who needs help.
Here are three of the ten questions that church leaders can ask themselves and discuss together before beginning a formal counseling ministry."
Gene Edward Veith, Jr. Why your job matters
"Today children are asked, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” as soon as they can talk. College students are pressured into declaring a major on their application forms. Advice from books and consultants about choosing a career, going after that perfect job, and “vocational development” has become a big business in itself.The Christian doctrine of vocation approaches these issues in a completely different way. Instead of “what job shall I choose?” the question becomes “what is God calling me to do?” Our vocation is not something we choose for ourselves. It is something to which we are called."
Edward Welch. Three relationship rules
"What relational wisdom have you learned that is important in your marriage or other close relationships? There are things we all know to do, though implement irregularly: praying together, asking forgiveness, seeing the work of the Spirit in the other, and not giving advice when the other person simply wants to be known. These bless all Christian relationships. But I am thinking about micro-applications of how faith expresses itself in love (Gal. 5:6). These might not be obvious at first. They accumulate over time. "
J. D. Greear. Everyday faith: older men, your best days are not behind you
"Many of Paul’s instructions get repeated to the later groups (old women, young women, young men), but one that only shows up here is endure. Endurance isn’t natural for any of us, but it’s especially challenging for older men."
Christina Fox. Ministering to those who perpetually struggle
"There are many people whom we sit next to in church on Sunday mornings who live with their own stories of brokenness. Their life has been darkened by trauma, violence, deep sins (theirs as well as others) and shattering shame. These experiences have had a rippling effect on their life, leaving lasting memories and wounds, the kind that ache and throb their entire lives. Though they have embraced the gospel, their past still haunts them. "
NEWHEISER, Jim. Parenting is more than a formula. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R 2015, 35 p.
Parents can get lost in the jungle of formulas that compete for our attention, promising success with our children if we just follow certain guidelines. How do we navigate all the options? Jim Newheiser teaches us how to discern the value of parenting methods and critique them against God’s Word. Formulas may fail, but be encouraged: the gospel surpasses any formula.
Candi Finch. The media’s part in destigmatizing sin
"Continued exposure to something takes away the shock value. Media works in a similar way in influencing public opinion. "
Mike Boling. Five ways parents can speak to their children about the evils of pornography
"Your child is almost assuredly being exposed to porn.
I hope that caught your attention. Now an understandable response is “That is impossible. We do not watch porn in our home and we ensure that no inappropriate programming is allowed.” I get that; however, your child is almost assuredly being exposed to porn. How can I make that claim? I can make it from personal experience."
Tim Challies. When I glory in my shame
"There is not much I won’t do to receive validation, to have others affirm my self-worth according to my criteria. I want to feel special about myself, I want to feel big and important. And when I look for what makes me feel good about myself, I inevitably find my idols. The thing that validates me is the thing I worship, the thing that momentarily takes the place of God in my life."
Lydia Brownback. 5 benefícios de ser uma mulher sábia
"Os benefícios de um viver sábio são muito numerosos para serem incluídos em um único livro; entretanto, observemos alguns deles."
Courtney Reissig. My son needs a mommy and a daddy
"Much of our differences in marriage and parenting is often owed to a misunderstanding of God’s good design for us—intrinsically as men and women created equally, but different. "
Brian Hedges. The diagnosis and cure for an angry heart
"We’re miserable in envy, depressed by sloth, and embarrassed by gluttony and lust. Those sins may be hard to admit to others, but not usually to ourselves. Wrath is different. We can be deeply angry without fully realizing we’re sinning because anger usually feels so right. Wrath is a chameleon adept at disguise, quickly adapting its color to a variety of background reasons and rationalizations."
Paula Hendricks. I’m falling in love with an atheist
"One way we can apply 2Corinthians 6:14-18 to our lives today is that we should not marry (and therefore we should not date or long to date) someone who is not wholeheartedly pursuing and delighting in God."