But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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I’ve done a lot of marriage counseling lately. Consistent biblical themes keep arising. I’ve collated them into 10 foundational principles for marriages and for marriage counseling. The first 8 principles are for both the...

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 07:17

Growing Trust in Marriage

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Couples Working the Trust-Soil Together… 

Shirley and I continue to watch the Paul Tripp marriage seminar video series based upon hisimage book,What Did You Expect?I blogged about session 2 here:Who Is the Real Problem in My Marriage? It’s Me! 

Session 3 of the video focuses...

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 07:17

Growing Trust in Marriage

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Couples Working the Trust-Soil Together… 

Shirley and I continue to watch the Paul Tripp marriage seminar video series based upon hisimage book,What Did You Expect?I blogged about session 2 here:Who Is the Real Problem in My Marriage? It’s Me! 

Session 3 of the video focuses...

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Sunday, 11 March 2018 04:06

Who Is the Real Problem in My Marriage? It’s Me!

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What Causes Our Marriage Fights and Quarrels? 

Shirley and I are watching a Paul Tripp marriage seminar video series based upon his book, imageWhat Did You Expect?Session 2 of the video was quite convicting. In about four dozen different ways, Tripp communicates the same convicting message:

“My...

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Sunday, 11 March 2018 04:06

Who Is the Real Problem in My Marriage? It’s Me!

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What Causes Our Marriage Fights and Quarrels? 

Shirley and I are watching a Paul Tripp marriage seminar video series based upon his book, imageWhat Did You Expect?Session 2 of the video was quite convicting. In about four dozen different ways, Tripp communicates the same convicting message:

“My...

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 00:32

Pastoral Training Reinvented

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A New Paradigm for Seminary M.Div. Training: Pastoral Training from Pastoral Mentors

In the traditional seminary model, students are often disconnected from the local church, gain very little practical ministry experience, and graduate with sizeable debt. AtFaith Bible Seminary(FBS) we’ve...

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 00:32

Pastoral Training Reinvented

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A New Paradigm for Seminary M.Div. Training: Pastoral Training from Pastoral Mentors

In the traditional seminary model, students are often disconnected from the local church, gain very little practical ministry experience, and graduate with sizeable debt. AtFaith Bible Seminary(FBS) we’ve...

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 02:28

From Victim to Victor: Vibia Perpetua’s Story

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A Word from Bob:I developed today’s blog post from my co-authored book:Sacred Friendships: Celebrating the Legacy of Women Heroes of the Faith. This book shares theimage amazing narratives of over fifty godly Christian women. Read afree sample chapter here. 

Giving Voice to...

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 02:28

From Victim to Victor: Vibia Perpetua’s Story

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A Word from Bob:I developed today’s blog post from my co-authored book:Sacred Friendships: Celebrating the Legacy of Women Heroes of the Faith. This book shares theimage amazing narratives of over fifty godly Christian women. Read afree sample chapter here. 

Giving Voice to...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:16

Learning the Biblical ABCs of Emotional Intelligence

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As Christians, we are all about growth—growing in grace to become more like Christ.

And, as Christians, we have scores and scores of resources for renewing our minds and taking every thought captive to the gospel.

Yet, as Christians, we don’t spend as much time thinking about, nor do we...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:16

Learning the Biblical ABCs of Emotional Intelligence

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As Christians, we are all about growth—growing in grace to become more like Christ.

And, as Christians, we have scores and scores of resources for renewing our minds and taking every thought captive to the gospel.

Yet, as Christians, we don’t spend as much time thinking about, nor do we...

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Sunday, 04 February 2018 03:38

10 Life Lessons from 10 Heroes of Black Church History

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imageIn American culture, we tend to be taught the history of Caucasian leaders—especially white male historical figures. Sadly, it is less typical that we learn from the legacy of the heroes of Black Church history.

I recently had the honor of presenting atBethel ChurchinGary, Indianaon: Learning...

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Sunday, 04 February 2018 03:38

10 Life Lessons from 10 Heroes of Black Church History

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imageIn American culture, we tend to be taught the history of Caucasian leaders—especially white male historical figures. Sadly, it is less typical that we learn from the legacy of the heroes of Black Church history.

I recently had the honor of presenting atBethel ChurchinGary, Indianaon: Learning...

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 09:43

4 Influences on Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, few are aware of the legacy of four believers whose courageous lives influenced his life. Today we learn the rest of the story.

1. Rosa Parks: A Woman of Great Conviction

In the words of the U.S. Congress, Rosa Parks...

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Guest Post by Dr. Brent Aucoin,
President of Faith Bible Seminary

imageAs God continues to blessFaith Bible Seminarywith ongoing growth and ministry impact, we have become increasingly aware of our need for additional executive leadership team members. In that light, I am pleased to announce our hiring,...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 06:13

6 Bridge-Building Plans for Biblical Marriage Counseling

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12 Gospel-Centered Principles of Biblical Marriage Counseling

Part 2:

6 Bridge-Building Plans for Biblical Marriage Counseling 

A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 2 of a two-part blog mini-series called: 12 Gospel-Centered Principles of Biblical Marriage Counseling. You can read Part 1...

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Part 1: Counseling the Marriage Counselor image

Where Do We Start? 

Individual counseling is complex enough—where do you start, what do you listen for, how do you compassionately speak truth in love?

Marriage counseling is even more complex. Now you have three sinners, saints, and sufferers...

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imagePart 5:62 Gospel-Centered Books on Marriage, Marriage Counseling, and Pre-Marital Counseling 

A Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 5 of a blog “mini-series” on biblical marriage counseling: Gospel-Centered Marriage and Marriage...

 

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:00

13 Gospel-Centered Books on Pre-Marital Counseling

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imagePart 4:13 Gospel-Centered Books on Pre-Marital Counseling 

A Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 4 of a blog “mini-series” on biblical marriage counseling: Gospel-Centered Marriage and Marriage Counseling. I’m starting with...

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Friday, 29 December 2017 17:00

18 Gospel-Centered Books on Common Issues in Marriage

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Part 3:18 Gospel-Centered Books on Common Issues in Marriage

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A Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 3 of a blog “mini-series” on biblical marriage counseling: Gospel-Centered Marriage and Marriage Counseling. I’m starting with...

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Gospel-Centered Marriage and Marriage Counseling

Part 2:15 Gospel-Centered Marriage Books on

Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Forgiveness 

A Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 2 of a blog “mini-series” on biblical marriage counseling: Gospel-Centered Marriage and...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:27

12 Gospel-Centered Books on Marriage and Marriage Counseling

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Part 1: 12 Gospel-Centered Books on Marriage and Marriage Counseling

A Word from Bob: Today I launch a new blog “mini-series” on biblical marriage counseling: Gospel-Centered Marriages and Marriage Counseling. I’m starting with...

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Friday, 01 December 2017 03:44

The 17 Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2017

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If you are a counselor, pastor, student, one-another minister, small group leader, or spiritual friend, you want to know the most helpful books about biblical counseling—using God’s Word for helping hurting people.

Here, in alphabetical order, are the top 17 books published in 2017 about...

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Friday, 24 November 2017 22:33

14 Books on Christian Living and Biblical Counseling

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Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale

The 4 days after Thanksgiving are known as Black Friday through Cyber Monday. All types of gifts are available.

At RPM Ministries, we’re offering 14 gift books—books on Christian living and ministering to others. And, you can purchase them online at...

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A Word from Bob:Yesterday, in Part One of this two-part mini-series, we looked at 9 Old Testament Passages for Fighting Fear through Faith. 

Matthew 6:25-34:Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you...

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