In the new year, getting the right mindset is a prerequisite for intensifying a good relationships with God or bringing a dying one back to life. These 20 resources can stoke the spark into a flame.
At the most basic level, it is most certainly God who is in control, but does that equal control on all levels? Perhaps a better question is “What has God decided not to control?”
God uses relationships, finances, and our health to challenge our fears and draw us to the edge of our faith where the blessings await us.
We may not think of ourselves as idol worshipers, but when we allow other things to take God’s rightful place, we set up idols in our heart.
Having faith in God in the midst of the storm of a spouse’s sexual betrayal and recovery requires more than belief in Jesus. It requires action.
God and his Son defined and exemplified a compassionate, boundary-rich love for us, the same love a sexual addict’s spouse is compelled and empowered to have even for an unrepentant partner.
Only when we reach the bottom of our pain threshold and share in Jesus’ suffering can we find, enjoy, and thrive in Christ as the fathomless treasure of wisdom, knowledge, and peace.
When we understand the biblical definition of perfection is “mature in character”, we can stop pretending we have it all together and be vulnerable, allowing God to transform us into the image of Christ.
While disclosure of sin in marriage can initially trigger enormous pain and shame, its power lies in freeing the truth so repentance, healing, unity, and growth can result.
Only when a man and woman are complete in God—emotionally, spiritually, and physically—can each complement the other and build a healthy, intimate marriage that weathers the inevitable storms of life.
The shattered dreams of infidelity in my Christian marriage created an opportunity for God to prove his faithfulness and for me to continue to be transformed.
The scriptures provide a balanced view of grace so we can discern and master the deceiving or accusing lies about our spiritual position and condition before an all-knowing and all-seeing God.
With distractions constantly bombarding those of us who seek to please God, we must be careful we don’t drift away but commit to a daily reconciliation and intimacy with our First Love.
In a world addicted to the hero worship of other sinful people, we as Christians must set our sights on the only heroes worthy of our worship—God and his Son, Jesus Christ.
We grow in our knowledge of God not just by studying the Bible, but by engaging and connecting with God with our most vulnerable self.
When we seek our self-worth from other people, we are often replicating a pattern from our childhood. God calls us to please him and seek our worth from him so we can be healed and whole.
When we choose to consistently drink deeply from God’s Word, we can use the Spirit’s ESP (Extra Spiritual Perception) to accurately discern what God’s will is for our life and marriage.
Recalling those who shared the truth with us as well as those we’ve shared the gospel with empowers us to recall God’s love, faithfulness, and comfort even in our most painful moments.
Join us on a journey through Colossians as it speaks directly to the heart of codependents and the specific character challenges of those who recognize their codependency, or as the Bible calls it, idolatry.