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Helping or Enabling? by Ingrid Schlueter

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

“…Enablers are the people within families who perpetually facilitate the destructive and toxic behavior of the one I call the Destroyer….Without the assistance of enablers, toxic individuals within families are isolated. Toxic individuals grow worse when their egos are sustained and filled by those willing to serve as human air compressors. This may be a […]

My Response is My Responsibility

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs discusses the idea that he always wants to blame Sarah, his wife, for the things she does wrong. Watch and listen what he has learned about how this type of response is a mistake.

Resources for Marriage and Family

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

16-Part Series: Marriage with a Chronically Self-Centered Spouse by Brad Hambrick 11 Top Resources for Overcoming Pornography and Sexual Sin by Jonathan Holmes The Angry Dad by Rick Thomas Bitterness: Put the cup down; you’re poisoning yourself by Rick Thomas

Book Review: Your Family God’s Way — Developing and Sustaining Relationships in the Home

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Your Family God’s Way: Developing and Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne A. Mack What makes a good family? Good theology, regular family worship, separation from the world, modest dressing, listening to good music, going to a Biblical church, homeschooling? All of these things may be good, but none of them, by themselves, are […]

Communication Time-bomb

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Here is a recipe for a communication disaster — four ingredients: 1. Excessive Negative Talk “Some people constantly complain and find fault. They seldom affirm or talk about positive virtues of other people. They rarely acknowledge the good things happening in the world or in the church or in their family. They are experts at […]

How We Send Emotional Messages by Ernst Beier

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

This excerpt was taken from Your Family God’s Way: Developing & Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne A. Mack. In an article entitled “How We Send Emotional Messages,” Ernst Beier graphically illustrates how easily we can mistake the messages people are conveying nonverbally. We asked several people to act out six different moods on […]

The Four Levels of Communication

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Taken from the book Your Family God’s Way: Developing and Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne A. Mack Level 1 This is the level of clichés and impersonal, automatic statements. Level 1 communication consists of conversation starters. “Good morning.” “Hello, how are you?” This type of communication is a smooth, pleasant, cheerful, efficient, and […]

Infatuated Love vs Honest Love

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

We have all heard the expression, “love is blind.” This is true in different senses, depending on how we are using the word “love.” Infatuated love (limerence is the scientific term) is blind for what, out of desire, it “sees,” but which is not really there, and so this “sight” blinds us to the reality […]

What will happen at the end of history?

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

What will happen at the end of history — when God is finished with this world? At the end of history there will be a wedding supper. God the Father (the perfect Father) will give His bride (which is us — the Church), whom He has perfected and protected throughout all of history, to the […]

Duties of Children by William Gouge, Part 2

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. — John 10:1 The following is a modernization and updating of a selection from: Of Domestical Duties, Fifth Treatise, Duties of Children, by William Gouge, […]


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