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Life’s Challenges

Pray for God’s justice

One of the beautiful things about biblical writing is that it does not whitewash human thought processes. Even amongst those who wrote under God’s…

Social Issues

Look at me

If I knew that one hundred abusive people showed up at our church on a Sunday, I would say, “I’m happy you’re here. This…

Social Issues

Look at them

Abuse often has generational roots. As the saying goes, “Hurt people hurt people.” If you were raised by a father who physically threatened you…

Social Issues

Look at him

If you’ve ever used fear or force to maintain control in a relationship, I want you to look at Jesus. Psalm 11 says that…

Social Issues

Look at you

Depending on how you grew up, how your dad treated your mom, how your mom spoke to your dad, or how the adults in…

Social Issues

Abusers at church?

There’s a man in prison who watches Time of Grace and writes me grateful, encouraging, and faith-filled letters. One day, however, I came across…

Life’s Challenges

God gets your abuse

Have you ever been going through something in life and had a conversation with someone who truly understood what you were going through? Maybe…

Life’s Challenges

God loves the abused

A few years back, a pastor told me about the funny way our minds do math. He had just read a study that said…

Life’s Challenges

Abuse is not your fault

As I prepared a series of messages on the topic of abuse, I sent my first drafts to a woman I knew who specialized…

Life’s Challenges

God hates abuse

A man came to my office and confessed to me that he had been abusive with his girlfriend. After expressing my grave concern for…

Life’s Challenges

God is close to the abused

While abuse is not a comfortable topic to talk about, we need to. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s statistics are correct,…

Life’s Challenges

If you can save just one

As I was preparing to teach a series of messages on abuse, members of our church gave me some honest feedback on a survey…