Our enemy may prowl like a lion, but his weapon of choice is deception. And too often, men believe him - causing pain, destroying relationships, and missing out on the life God intends. Today's guest, Robert Wolgemuth, exposes some of the most common lies and explains how they hold you back from freedom, joy, and intimacy with the Lord and others.
Does your church feel like family? How do church leaders give the personal attention necessary to move individuals from guests to beloved family members? Then, how does the church engage in congregational vulnerability? Lee Eclov helps us rediscover the church as family and home.
What separates happy marriages from miserable ones? Surprisingly, it's not healthy communication. It's not conflice resolution skills. It's actually the size of the marriage's joy gap, the length of time between moments of shared joy! Chris Coursey says when the "joy gap gets bigger, problems overwhelm, resentment creeps in, and distance results... When the joy gap is smaller, coulples feel connected, happy, and problems feel manageable."
Robert Wolgemuth is a Bible teacher and best-selling author of over 20 books. He's been in the media business for 40 years. A former president of Thomas Nelson Publishers, he is the owner of Wolgemuth & Associates, Inc., a literary agency exclusively representing the writing work of more than one hundred authors, including Joni Eareckson Tada, Ravi Zacharias, Alistair Begg and many more. Robert and Nancy Leigh DeMoss married in November 2015.
Lee Eclov is Senior Pastor of the Village Church of Lincolnshire in the northern suburbs of Chicago, where he has served since 1998. Previously, he served as pastors in Pennsylvania and Deerfield, Ill. His columns on preaching and his sermons appear regularly at www.PreachingToday.com and he is a Contributing Editor of Leadership Journal. He has been an adjunct professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for over ten years, currently teaching pastoral counseling. Lee is a native of South Dakota and the product of a rural church. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for nearly 40 years and have one son, Anders.
Rev. Chris M. Coursey is the president of THRIVEtoday, a non-profit ministry focusing on training leaders and communities in the nineteen skills that make relationships work. Chris is an ordained minister, pastoral counselor, published author, curriculum designer and international speaker. Chris is the husband of Jen and the father of two young boys, Matthew and Andrew.
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