Pulling into mother’s driveway, my headlights sweep across the front of her house. It’s my regular Wednesday night visit to check and see how she is doing. After daddy died ten years earlier, she moved to the town where I live. My weekly visits are not because she is scared to be alone or is … Continue reading Love Finds A Way
“I think I’ll have an affair.”
Of the countless people I've counseled over the years who have had affairs, I've never known one who one day woke up and said, "I think I'll have an affair." But all of them woke up one day, looked in the mirror and said, "I'm in the middle of an affair." Most affairs evolve over … Continue reading “I think I’ll have an affair.”
The Cost of a New Life
Change is never easy – never. It's simply the nature of change. Ironically, even positive change is difficult. It's interesting to identify what the trigger(s) was that caused someone to answer the call to change. Have you ever had a call to change? Opportunity knocking on your door? God knocking on the door of your … Continue reading The Cost of a New Life
Watch Out for Satan’s “But”
The smell of sulphur fills the air when his parched, cracked lips open and he speaks. His voice is low and gravely, its pitch indistinct. Yet our senses are oblivious to these disgusting warning signs. In our ears we hear the voice of reason that seems to come from our own mind. That's the power … Continue reading Watch Out for Satan’s “But”
“Is There Any Hope for Me?”
It's one of the most common questions I'm asked during the first session of therapy. Whether it is the couple who is on the verge of divorce, or the individual who suffers from severe bipolar disorder, or the one who has lived a life in addictions, or the person who is trying to find their … Continue reading “Is There Any Hope for Me?”
“You must spare his life.
In the epic battle between God and Satan for your soul, you should remember that it is a rigged fight. There is nothing fair about it. Satan is fighting with one arm tied behind his back. When Satan received permission from God to tempt Job to turn away from God, he must have rubbed his … Continue reading “You must spare his life.
Grace and Mercy in Marriage
Grace and Mercy in Marriage “Use your marriage as a place to extend the same grace and mercy that you have received from God.” Arrogance and a sense of entitlement fuel his behavior. Eager to prove himself, he casts aside everything that he’s been taught about right and wrong. He doesn’t care who he hurts. … Continue reading Grace and Mercy in Marriage
He Believes In You
The gauntlet was thrown down by Satan; thrown in the face of God. “I know your creation better than you do,” Satan taunts God. “You think Job is such a wonderful example of humanity, but let him experience trials and he’ll turn his back on you. He only worships you because he’s had no troubles. … Continue reading He Believes In You