“I have said I am sorry. How many times do I have to say it?” Does this sound familiar? And often either the husband or the wife is the “usual” one to come back and apologize for some infraction, argument, tone of voice, or conflict. And often the one who is … [Read more...] about Five Reasons Why Your Apologies Don’t Work (and Seven Ways to Make it Effective)
One of the first people I saw as a counselor was a gentleman in his 60’s who was sure that he was cut-off from God for eternity. He believed that if you betrayed God, He was done with you forever. What was his betrayal? The betrayal is not relevant to God, repentance and … [Read more...] about I Know God Forgives Me But I Don’t Forgive Me
Husbands: Can You Relate? One of my goals as a husband is to lead my wife well. But this includes the responsibilities of protecting her, loving her in a way that is meaningful to her, and seeking to resolve the stresses and conflicts in our marriage in a way that honors … [Read more...] about The Secret to Asking for Forgiveness
When life is out of control, or better said, when I am not in control, many emotions pop-up. And, of course, I don’t always feel like I can control them. There is a lot of thoughts going on about control here. But, I find that whenever we feel like things are … [Read more...] about When Life is Out of Control
But Words Can Never Hurt Me…? Our church has been going through a sermon series about wisdom and the different areas in our life where we need wisdom in order to navigate. Our community groups/ small groups have been doing bible studies based on the sermon series and our … [Read more...] about Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones…
One of my favorite movies growing up was Swiss Family Robinson. There is a scene in the film where the eldest son, Fritz, finds himself in a river wrestling an anaconda. Rolling over and under, again and again, knife in hand, Fritz struggles to conquer the massive snake. … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I Get Over It?