We have all probably faced disappointments and discontent over the past eight months to some extent or another. The apostle Paul instructed the Philippians to be anxious in nothing and thankful in everything. And when he said everything--he meant everything. Gratitude seems impossible to find if grumbling becomes a state of mind. Instead of a reaction to when things are going well, what if gratitude is actually necessary to knowing the hope of our gracious God?
As the holiday season arrives, many people dread spending time with “difficult” people. We need to own our part—exhibiting Christ’s love--without allowing people to destroy us or rob us of joy. How is this even possible? On Friday licensed professional counselor, Marti Wibbels joins Mornings with Eric and Brigitte to share seven steps we can take to respond rather than react to life's ongoing stressors.
Dustin Crowe (B.A. Moody Bible Institute; M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) serves as the pastor of discipleship at College Park Church Fishers, just outside Indianapolis, Ind. He has written for websites such as The Gospel Coalition, Gospel-Centered Discipleship, Fighter Verses, and contributed a chapter to Make, Mature, Multiply. Dustin and his wife have a two-year-old daughter.
Marti Wibbels, MS, LMHC, is a psychotherapist in private practice at Palm Beach Counseling and Life Coaching in South Florida. She is a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and of the South Florida Association of Christian Counselors. A Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Marti's work integrates Scripture with proven counseling methods. She is author of the counseling workbook, Core Healing from Trauma and two novels, Secrets Behind the Door and Sound of Light. She and her husband, Alan were blessed with three daughters and with precious grandchildren and enjoy spending time with their family. Additional information as well as free counseling downloads are available at the Palm Beach Counseling website, www.pbcounseling.com.
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