Date Nights: Do They Help Troubled Marriages?

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Date nights–biblical counselors sometimes recommend date nights to folks who come in for marriage counseling. But do they really help? And if not, what does? Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, shares his inights in this article that appeared first here at his center’s website and is used with permission. (Edited slightly for length–Ed.) There may be no … Read More

LIAR! 12 Reasons God Hates Lying

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Lying: God hates it, and don’t you? But God loves truth-tellers. He is truth! In this brief article, pastor-counselor Paul Tautges shares a dozen reason God hates lying with ample scripture. What would you add to the list? His article appeared first here and is used with permission.   Deception, in one form or another, is a regular part of … Read More

4 Steps to Good, Godly Emotions

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Bad emotions can wreck your day, can’t they? In this brief article, you’ll learn You are not alone, Emotions — including the hard ones — assist in your sanctification. 4 steps to emotional wellness You Are Not Alone Meet a former counselee I’ll call Linda, who feels like a twisted piece of metal. Among her emotional wreckedness: rebellious teen, overworked husband, tight … Read More

Domestic Abuse: How to Counsel Victims

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DOMESTIC ABUSE: Here’s wisdom on counseling victims. Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, says domestic abuse, in all forms, is anti-gospel and anti-Christ. His article appeared first here and is used with permission. Domestic abuse, in all forms, represents a gross departure from how Scripture portrays biblical marriage, including the example of self-sacrificial love modeled for the church … Read More

Becoming Free Through Christ

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Becoming free through Christ is a spiritual process of growth in him. Donna Hart, PhD, shares how saying “yes” to Jesus brings freedom. This article appeared first here on Donna’s website and is used with her permission. Does it seem like the world wants to squeeze us all into the same mold? It is the world’s perspective that we need … Read More

5 Reasons God Prunes Us

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God prunes believers. Sounds painful, right? In his wisdom and love, He prunes us to restore us. In this article, guest writer Pastor Paul Tautges lists 5 reasons for pruning. His article appeared first here at his website and is used with permission. According to John 15:1-8, our interpretation of the sanctifying work that God accomplishes in our lives—especially during … Read More

True Friends: Developing a Godly Friendship

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TRUE FRIENDS: Aren’t they hard to find? In this article by Kelly Needham, which appeared here and is used with permission, discover the 5 marks of true Christian friendship. True friends are hard to find. They stick closer than family, and often know you better. They pray bigger things for you than you pray for yourself. They believe with you when … Read More