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7 Signs of a “Rescuer” and What to do About it

7 Signs of a “Rescuer” and What to do About it

Relationships are tough, whether in the home or in the work place. But if you want to be successful, you need to learn how to be both insightful and generous. Your insightfulness should cut both ways, not just toward others, but toward yourself. As you read through these points, you will definitely see others in it. The real exercise is can see yourself in them, and begin to adjust becoming a better spouse, parent, coworker, boss, or leader.

Nurturing a Faithful and Pure Heart Toward God

Nurturing a Faithful and Pure Heart Toward God

Hey everyone, Last week I shared How To Develop The Mind Of Christ | 5 Keys In Sanctification.  These five points are as follows: 1. The Mind of Christ is a Gift2. The Mind of Christ is Shaped Through the Holy Spirit3. The Mind of Christ is Ours to Steward4. The Mind of Christ is Stewarded by Faith5. The Mind of Christ is the Wheelhouse of the Body That post gave me some good opportunities to reflect on its content….

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7 Principles for Dealing with Sin in the Church | Understanding Matthew 18:15–20

7 Principles for Dealing with Sin in the Church | Understanding Matthew 18:15–20

In order to understand Church discipline, it is perhaps profitable to define what we mean by “church.” Today when we hear the word “church” it means many things to us. But it is unlikely it means to us what it meant to the earliest Christians. For us it may mean things like a building, a service we attend and so on. We say things like, I attend “Such-and-such Church,” or “My family and I went to church on Easter.” We…

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Resolving Conflict with Disarming Calm: Responding Like Jesus

Resolving Conflict with Disarming Calm: Responding Like Jesus

Relationships are not easy. To be in a relationship usually means that parties will be resolving conflict at some point. There is a quiet calmness about Jesus’ ministry. When reading the Gospels I cannot think of any place where he shows anger, other than when clearing the temple. Throughout his ministry he encountered many difficult people and situations that made him have to manage conflict. To all of them he responded with wisdom and calm. One such text is Matthew…

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3 Reasons You Should Not Follow Your Heart

3 Reasons You Should Not Follow Your Heart

One thing I have found about decision-making is this: If you “follow your heart” that is precisely what you do—You follow rather than lead! That will devolve into your default pattern of life—following. Leadership takes, principle, courage, and thinking. By following our feelings we typically give up our free decision making power by letting the instinctive quest for comfort dominate us.

7 Easy Steps Toward Becoming a Better Listener

7 Easy Steps Toward Becoming a Better Listener

We all know what it is like to not feel listened to. It hurts when you are sitting there with a friend or loved-one and they are so busy making rebuttals that they are arguing against things you are not even saying. It is frustrating and discouraging.  But we should not be too quick to judge everyone else. Do we have good listening skills ourselves? Or do we go on the defensive when we are challenged too? Are we so…

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What Does Discipleship Have to Do with Emotional Health?

What Does Discipleship Have to Do with Emotional Health?

What does discipleship have to do with mental and emotional health? For some that might be a novel question. Emotions have everything to do with discipleship. The morally wrong things (sin) we do to ourselves and each other lead to the deep emotional wounds most of us carry. Discipleship is learning to tame the emotions through the truth of the Gospel. There is growing clinical and professional literature today on what is called “emotional intelligence” or emotional functioning. As businesses…

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