“The Devil Exposed” is a 12 week revolving workshop exposing the role the Subtle Serpent plays in your psychological experience of Temptation, Torment and relationship Turmoil.
Several years ago, I was pondering what it must be like for a woman, who thought she was in a good and stable marriage, to discover her husband has been participating in significant sexual misbehaviors that are traumatizing to the marriage. I had recently stood on the east bank of the Mississippi river at […]
When a relationship experiences trauma, it is like an airplane crash. The one who does the betraying is like the pilot and engineer of the plane, and the injured party is like the passenger.
This phrase, “meet my needs” is very popular in relationship psychology and I bought into it quite a bit before I was married and for some time after I was married.
Emotional Intimacy is one of the hardest phases of the entire process of rebuilding and repairing your marriage. You will need to be able to skillfully keep the Spirit present during conversations, and skillfully retreat and regroup if things start to fall apart.
I remember one of my earliest conversations with God when I was still a young man walking the streets of Detroit. I remember I was studying principles that involved learning how to be a tool in the hands of God and wanting to be able to do miracles with the power of God. I was […]
Imagine being a soldier back in the late 1960s. You have just finished boot camp, and because of your intelligence and skills, they assign you to be the leader of a team of a dozen soldiers. You are excited to go to war and fight for what is important to you! A helicopter dumps you […]
Starting in my young adult years, I really struggled with the phrase, “Keep the Commandments”.
The phrase always feels and sounds like handcuffs and ankle chains to me. And then, as I was pondering a whole different subject, it made more sense to me and became really easy to understand, agree with and love.
One of the most telling indicators that a relationship is ready to make an attempt at Season 1: Courtship, is if both are healed enough and recovered enough to bring value into the relationship.
The following is just one of over 100 lessons taught in the Marriage Repair Workshop: The Lazarus Lectures – by Maurice W. Harker, CMHC and team.
What to do when you are an inadequate spouse. What to do when you have an inadequate spouse. As I have experienced my personal agony of not being enough in many circumstances…
Imagine a friend approaching you after going to the gym for a week or two with sadness and frustration in their voice. “I really don’t feel like I am making any difference.”
Spilled Milk: Atonement Analogy One day, when my daughter was about 4 or 5 years old, she wanted to have a “big girl” moment. She was wearing her cute little dance recital dress from last year at the time, so when she climbed up onto the kitchen counter, her red tutu stuck out so cute! […]
“Father, are you pleased?” (I had the following ponders as I reviewed this week’s Come Follow Me lesson) Have you ever worked on a project for a while, with a lot of heart, but felt like you didn’t get anything worthwhile done, and possibly feel like you went backwards? This is how I felt after […]
Self-mastery scare in your home? Is there evidence of some unfortunate things invading your home and influencing your loved ones? Don’t wait to see if it gets worse.