Drs. Roger Barrier and Steve Dowdle discuss how to identify addictive behaviors, how to do an intervention for a loved one, and how to cope with a family member who is in trouble. Churches can provide support as well.
Four personality disorders (histrionic, dependent, anti-social and borderline) receive detailed examination because they are among the most commonly encountered in church ministry. The challenge posed by these difficult personalities force pastors to weigh the duty of care they can give.
Dr. Steven Dowdle, well-known pastor, psychologist and educator describes four personality types that are resistant to counseling and church ministry. How does a pastor handle these difficult cases?
Drs. Roger Barrier and Chet Weld discuss life themes that impact our self-image, our self-talk and our decisions. These powerful "life scripts" can be positive or negative. Only through an intimate relationship with Christ can these scripts be re-written.
Topic: Loving Others
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
Unsafe people can sabotage relationships by dishonesty, selfishness, control, condemnation, codependence, betrayal and secrecy. Learn how to discern the relationships in your life that are healthy and productive.
It's important to let the right people into our personal lives. Some people we should let into our personal lives and others just aren't safe because we must guard our hearts from lies, temptations, discouragement, anything that would entice us away from God's character or from His promises. Personal traits of safe and unsafe people are identified and discussed.
Scripture: Isaiah 11:3, 2 Corinthians 11:4-15, Luke 12:3, Proverbs 12:23, Joshua 24:15
Dr. Dan McGee provides valuable insights into increasing effectiveness and well-being for Christian leaders.
Type: Bible Study
Too often couples fail to evaluate the success of their marriages. We must be proactive in improving our communication, spiritual growth and intimacy as a couple. Here are eleven questions I encourage our married couples to ask. #1 – When was the last time we had a long talk together without any interruptions? (Like going for a walk without the cell phone…or sitting on...
Author: Perry Noble
Dr. Thomas Griffin and Pastors Roger Barrier and Glenn Barteau address the issue of how to minister to people with brain chemistry concerns. This three-part series includes a wealth of information on brain function, mood disorder symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Who should support a person in crisis? How should church leaders provide effective care?