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How to Develop the Mind of Christ | 5 Keys in Sanctification

How to Develop the Mind of Christ | 5 Keys in Sanctification

For all its centrality to the normal Christian life, the process of sanctification is often elusive if not seeming frustratingly distant. The Christian is called to obey Jesus Christ in lifestyle, thoughts, words, and actions. Yet for some reason, most find themselves disillusioned in this pursuit. Why? In 1 Corinthians 2:14–15 the Apostle Paul says the following:  The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not…

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Do you have a Fragile Self Worth? | 3 Key Elements of Depression

Do you have a Fragile Self Worth? | 3 Key Elements of Depression

Aaron Beck speaks of the so-called “cognitive triad of depression.” According to Linda Solie, these three are “a negative view of themselves, a negative view of life around them, and a negative view of the future.” We might call this the unholy trinity of identity and self worth. Lets take a moment to develop these a bit. The Unholy Trinity of Depression 1. Negative view of self — you possess somewhere between a subtle nagging doubt about yourself up to…

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7 Deep Communication Skills from the Master Communicator

7 Deep Communication Skills from the Master Communicator

We are living in the “information age,” but in this flurry of communication, are we doing so effectively? In an age of progress, have we progressed in our communication? And here I am not referring to public speaking per se, but rather interpersonal communication skills. There is nothing more frustrating than to feel misunderstood—to constantly need to re-explain yourself. That might signal it’s time to reevaluate the effectiveness of your communication skills. What can Jesus, the master communicator, teach us about…

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Aggressive Behavior: How to Graciously Navigate Relationships With Difficult People

Aggressive Behavior: How to Graciously Navigate Relationships With Difficult People

When my boys were younger I had taken them to a nearby pond to go fishing. In most local fishing holes you will find a pair of territorial angry birds, also known as swans, who have taken up residence. Not long after our excursion got started, a large male (standing eye to eye with me large) made his way over to us to express his displeasure. As a result he began intimidating us to exit his territory. It was working!…

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