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Why is Forgiveness Important?

Why is Forgiveness Important?

Forgiveness and Release Do you have something or someone in your past that you have been unable to forgive? Have you said at one point in your life, “I will never be like… or I am never going to let someone in my life like that again.” As we talked about in the trust...

How to Cope with Holiday Stress

How to Cope with Holiday Stress

How can you spend time with relatives and not be let down? It’s inevitable that gathering groups of different people in the same room will cause some sort of stress, if not utter chaos. Differences in family or personal values, politics, and even sports teams can turn a beautiful family reunion upside-down in a hurry.

Judgments, Vows, and Generalizations, Oh My!

Judgments, Vows, and Generalizations, Oh My!

“Watch your thoughts, they become words ... watch your words, they become actions ... watch your actions, they become habits ... watch your habits, they become character ... watch your character, it becomes your destiny!” The by which we make sense of our world and...

Pain is Inevitable but Misery is Optional

Pain is Inevitable but Misery is Optional

Jesus said in John 16:33: In the world, you will have tribulation but be of good cheer I have overcome the world. We can’t choose the pain we go through, but we can choose the attitude we have as we go through our pain. We can whine and be miserable and tell everyone...

Vertical and Horizontal Trust

What are your dreams? What are your desires? What exploits would you like to accomplish for the kingdom of God? What type of person do you desire to become? Are you satisfied with the process through which God is bringing you, or do you find yourself caught in...

Tips for Communicating with your Spouse

Tips for Communicating with your Spouse

The other day, Pauly and I had to use all the communication skills we had just taught. She said sometimes she talks or asks questions just to reach out or get close to me. In our workshops, we call this “small talk” or the “conversive” style. I think she’s rehashing...

The Physical Area of Life

The Physical Area of Life

The 7 Areas of Life We are now going to talk about the Physical area of life. This is just one of The Seven Areas of Life we have been looking at. It is important to get our cues from the word of God as well as those who are experts in this area. As we discussed...

Marriage Minute with Alan Heller – Financial Harmony

Marriage Minute with Alan Heller – Financial Harmony

“Financial” refers to the source of provision for the needs of your family. This section includes discussion around your income, learning to be content with what you have, learning how to be abased and to abound, stewardship, budget planning to stay debt-free, a giving plan with which the couple agrees, investing, finding financial harmony within your family, and emergency financial planning.

Marriage Minute with Alan Heller – Social Balance

Marriage Minute with Alan Heller – Social Balance

This segment highlights the social balance in ministry and family relationships. This includes: keeping relationships in proper priority, mutual accountability, being involved in a local body, being involved in people’s lives, using our spiritual gifts, reaching out to non-Christians, humor and the ability to have fun and involvement in your community.

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