Headed To California + Church Discipline Pt 4

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Morning friends, I am on my way to California – pray for safe travels. Hope to arrive on Friday afternoon. Moving Beyond People Pleasing will be starting February 9th. If you are someone who has trouble setting boundaries, is easily manipulated into saying yes when you know you should say no, or keep paying the […]

Leslie Returns From Cuba!

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Morning friends, Thanks for your prayers. I have returned from Cuba a bit more exhausted than I wanted but the trip was amazing. The people were wonderful. They were so teachable, so anxious to gain more knowledge and skill in dealing with destructive marriages (which are plenty in Cuba). The living conditions in Cuba are […]

Five Indicators Of A Evil Heart

As Christian counselors, pastors and people helpers we often have a hard time discerning between an evil heart and an ordinary sinner who messes up, who isn’t perfect, and full of weakness and sin. I think one of the reasons we don’t “see” evil is because we find it so difficult to believe that evil […]

Is Standing Up Worth Being Disciplined By My Church?

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Morning friends, I am in Cuba this week and deeply covet your prayers. Ask God for a special anointing on my teaching and time with these dear Cuban church leaders and pastors and that in every way God will be glorified. Also pray for my strength, stamina and my ability to sleep well. I don’t […]

How Do I Heal From Emotional Abuse?

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Morning friends, I hope you are taking a few minutes out each day for YOU. This is such a busy season, easy to over-give, over-spend, over-do and come into the New Year on empty. Believe me, been there, done that. Throughout December I’ve been reading Tim Keller’s book Jesus the King. If you need a […]

Help, I’m The Toxic Person In The Relationship, How Do I Change?

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Hey friends, I hope you are not just surviving this holiday season but thriving. But for some people, the holiday season brings up all sorts of stressors and bad memories. If that is you or someone you know, be sure to check out my latest newsletter. I just got back from spending five days in […]

Am I Wrong To Consider Porn Adultery?

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Morning friends, Are you merciful towards yourself? I bet even if you’re merciful towards others, you are hard on yourself – constantly beating yourself up for your shortcomings, flaws, mistakes, and failures. Being merciful towards yourself (or others for that matter) doesn’t mean you are self-indulgent or enabling of sinful behaviors and attitudes. But it […]

How Will I Know If I’m Ready To Date Again?

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Morning friends, I appreciate your feedback on incorporating some new topics into the blog next year. We’re going to start next year by talking about our “shadow” side and false self. I think it will be beneficial for you to understand this concept not only for your own emotional, spiritual and mental health but also […]