Sandwich Communication Works

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Sandwich communication works, especially with children, teens, even spouses and employers. Based on a biblical model, this communication tool helps you effectively communicate — even correct your child — by beginning and ending with the positive. I recently watched a dad correct his daughter three or four times in a 10-minute conversation that left her with a downcast spirit. Her expression … Read More

Raising Kids in a “Sexy” Culture

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“Raising Kids in a Sexy Culture” is the final post in a four-part blog series on godly responses to kids and sexual sin. Read the other posts in this series: Stay Safe from Child Sexual Abuse, When Kids View Pornography, and Counseling Woman Abused as Kids. Today’s post is written by guest blogger Julie Ganschow of Reigning Grace Counseling Center. I am thankful … Read More

Counseling Women Abused as Kids

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“Counseling for Women Abused as Kids” is the third post in a four-part blog series on godly responses to kids and sexual sin. Part 1 looked at grooming tactics used by predators: “Stay Safe from Child Sexual Abuse,” and Part 2 wrestled with “When Kids View Pornography.” Despite parents’ best efforts, sometimes sex abusers hurt children. The effects can last a lifetime. … Read More

When Kids View Pornography

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“When Kids View Pornography” by Sherry Allchin is Part 2 of a four-part blog series on godly responses to kids and sexual sin. Read Part 1: “Stay Safe from Child Sex Abuse.” In the last days, perilous times will come….” (2 Timothy 3:1-5). Our children are growing up in a dangerous world, and as parents we cannot always protect them. … Read More

Stay Safe from Child Sexual Abuse

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This post on child sexual abuse is the first in a four-part series on sexual sin and kids. On Tuesday, biblical counselor and teacher Sherry Allchin tackles pornography. Child sexual abuse is criminal and deeply wounds victims — emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Did you know that child sexual abuse is rampant? Crimes Against Children Research Center states that: 1 in 5 … Read More

Depression, God, and You

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Depression, God, and you. Yes, depression may have a physical cause or it may be rooted in a spiritual issue. When depression has a legitimate physical cause, it’s best addressed and controlled through the advancements of medical science. Diabetes, hypothyroidism, and other glandular problems may be directly connected to the depression a person feels. I will let the medical doctors give … Read More

Regret to Restoration

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Is regret messing with your peace? Is your regret so painful that you’d like to erase a part of your past? Let’s look at regret — what it is, the two main types, and how to move from regret to restoration. Regret Defined Regret is feeling sorrow or remorse for something you did or failed to do. Sometimes regret becomes disappointment. This feeling … Read More

Do Real Men Cry?

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Jesus — he didn’t just cry a tear or two — he wept. He wept is the shortest verse in the Bible, yet so powerful! Jesus wept. John 11:35, ESV Was Almighty God displaying weakness? No. Rather, he felt deep compassion for his friends, whose brother Lazarus had died. Why Cry? Part 1 Is crying a sign of weakness? Did God … Read More

The Gospel Frees the Hurting

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The power of the gospel frees the hurting. Your church can help free the hurting too. While visiting his hometown synagogue, Jesus read a passage from Isaiah, a passage that speaks of freedom. It flows with compassion. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,     because he has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to … Read More

Sexual Sin and Shame

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Sexual sin. Will the feeling of shame ever quit? A Christian man–let’s call him “Chris”–confesses a sexual sin to Jesus, who has forgiven him. (See Ephesians 1:7.)  Chris turns from the sin, knowing and dreading the moment he may sin sexually–again. He fears his error may become a life-dominating sin. The problem: Chris keeps reminding himself of the sexual sin … Read More