Dr. Chet Weld continues the discussion of identifying and healing hurts. If we bury emotions, we bury them alive and they will always surface in destructive ways that sabotage our relationships. He provides helpful tools for handling our pain.
Topic: Emotional Health
Hi Roger, I often find myself bouncing between believing and not. Growing up I was shown what it was like to put up a false front so to speak. At home often my parents fought and Dad would say horrific things. Then when we would go to Church or to someone's home we had to put on this face that everything was alright with the family. I am trying to be a positive example of...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Many of us analyze the Bible to resolve doctrinal and behavioral questions instead of immersing ourselves in a story that is intended to saturate our heart, soul and mind. To delve into the feelings and emotions that underlie our actions and behaviors, we must ask the relational questions grounded in Matthew 22: How does this passage relate to loving Jesus? How does this...
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Luke 7:36-49, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Matthew 22:34-40
I’ve been wrestling with the issue of online hypocrisy. That might surprise you a little bit, that the way a Christian acts online doesn’t line up with how they describe themselves online, but it shouldn’t. We now have one of the greatest opportunities to be hypocrites in the history of mankind. Think about the scale of our hypocrisy these days. Thirty years ago, your Dad...
Author: Jon Acuff
Discover your primary motivation to serve God and others. Are you a thinker? A Feeler? Or a Doer? Learning how God created you will make you more effective and focused! Family Life Radio: Intentional Living
Type: Bible Study
Our town still has one of those old-fashioned markets with little stalls piled high with fruit and vegetables, and the vendors calling out their best deals, each one clamouring for our attention and our money. It is a busy, bustling, noisy sort of place to go, and there's always lots to see as barrow-loads of fresh stuff wind their way through the crowds to restock the...
Author: Karen Holford
Feelings sometimes run hot in the blogosphere. That’s understandable given (a) some issues discussed, like racism, are already volatile and (b) we often don’t know the individuals we are engaging. Heat and anonymity combust, and often we end up understanding less than before the post or tweet was written. A lot depends on the state of our hearts when we first read a...
Author: Thabiti Anyabwile
One of the more striking things about the gospel of Mark (and the other gospels) is how much attention Jesus gives to the human heart. The core of the story of Jesus’ healing of the paralytic is how “He knew in his spirit.... what they were thinking in their hearts” (Mark 2:8). He not only discerned the heart thoughts and motives of his critics, but also those of the...
Author: Tim Keller
Scripture: Mark 2:8-8
How do we stay emotionally and physically healthy with toxic people around us? Dr. Caroline Leaf writes: "Let’s face it: people can be too much at times. In fact, occasionally things will get so toxic that a deserted cabin in the middle of the wilderness can sound quite appealing! We cannot run from the ugly side of humanity. Every day we can potentially face a toxic...
Author: Caroline Leaf
Our emotional lives are driven by what we think. There is plenty of scripture instructing us how to think – taking captive every thought out of obedience to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). Many times in scripture, we are reminded our head has to be in alignment with God’s intentions for our lives. If you want to have freedom from hijacked emotions, then it’s important to...
Author: Randy Carlson