You Be The Judge

Are We Supposed to Judge? Wikipedia defines judgment as, “the evaluation of evidence in the making of a decision.” Matthew 7:1 says, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” At first glance it would appear we should avoid all judgment. Even looking further in verses 3 – 5 we can see even more … Read More


Avoid Legalism and Improve Your Parenting

3 Ways to Identify Legalism and Improve Your Parenting Legalism is destructive. It is in opposition to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But it can be subtle and therefore hard to know for sure when you are dealing with it. Let’s look at some ways to identify if you are facing legalism. # 1: There … Read More


Objectivity in Dating Part III

Objectivity in Dating – Part III How do people end up choosing an unhealthy person to date or marry? In my experience as a counselor, it is skipping over the time in a relationship when objectivity is at its highest. The following is continued from Part II. Flaws Flaws are not bad; no one is … Read More


Objectivity in Dating – Part II

Objectivity in Dating – Part II How do people end up choosing an unhealthy person to date or marry? In my experience as a counselor, it is skipping over the time in a relationship when objectivity is at its highest. The following is continued from Part I. Sally Then it happens. Sally is all set … Read More


Objectivity in Dating

Objectivity in Dating – Part I How do people end up choosing an unhealthy person to date or marry? In my experience as a counselor, it is skipping over the time in a relationship when objectivity is at its highest. Let’s consider an example to illustrate this idea. Sally’s Story Sally, 24 years old and … Read More



Abuse of Power

God’s Actions Count More No matter what happens to us apart from God, God’s actions always count more. Why is this such an important truth? To be Human is to be Vulnerable Our actions affect others to the degree they are vulnerable. God made us able to be vulnerable, but he also gave us the … Read More


7 Steps to Healing

Forgiveness or Healing Which comes first? Do we forgive first then experience healing? Or, do we experience healing which allows us to forgive? I’ve been pondering this for several months now. The more I think about it, the more it does appear to be a “chicken and egg” question. An Important Question Why is this … Read More