Category Archives: Identity in Christ

All the World’s a Stage… Really?

“All the world’s a stage…”, so said Shakespeare, and he depicted seven ages for each man and woman who might pass across this stage. Well and good for William, but I have been thinking about this stage in some different … Continue reading

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From the Counseling Room

Here are a couple of thoughts from the Counseling Room where I work and minister. I need to say that these are not about any particular client… their confidentiality must always be protected… rather, these are some comments I have … Continue reading

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The Locust Effect

For this article… I want and need your feedback. (Helpful, serious, positive, resolving, but no snarck) I’ve begun reading a challenging book, The Locust Effect, by Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros. I say it is challenging because it has startling … Continue reading

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Another to share, from Tim Fall

via Rejecting the Peacemakers

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Hope deferred makes the heart sick…

A friend recently asked a question about Proverbs 13:12. Here are a few thoughts I’d like to share here, also. …remember that I am a counselor, so those passages that talk about depression, hope, despair, and recovery stand out to … Continue reading

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Is it Easy?

Often in the counseling room I notice when a client will use words like, “happy”, “easy”, “fun”, and “quick”, in clumps, and also frequently. When these words appear so frequently, and together so often, I begin looking and listening for … Continue reading

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Cultural Hegemony… a guest post

May I share an excellent post by Tim Fall via Authoritarian Husbands – the failure to follow Scripture and revere Christ

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In Praise of Imaginary Friends

I have my client’s permission to tell you about a great idea he had. We had been talking about the perils of being self-employed… keeping a good schedule, being productive, making plans and following through, all with self-discipline as the … Continue reading

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Bad Parenting Advice That’s Worse Than Bad Parenting

Originally posted on Tim's Blog – Just One Train Wreck After Another:
[From the archives.] A few years ago Voddie Baucham made the outlandish claim that shyness is a sin. Then he said that when he sees a shy kid…

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A New Look at Some Dangers

Many people have heard of what John Gottman calls the Four Horsemen of a failing marriage; Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness; and Stonewalling. Recently, I noticed a feature of these four threats to marriage, something I had not noticed before. May I … Continue reading

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