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Why Relationships Go Wrong – (Ephesians 4:32)

Why Relationships Go Wrong - (Ephesians 4:32) By Dr. David L. Goetsch The COVID-19 pandemic has had an interesting effect on relationships. For some, being locked down together has brought couples and families closer together. For others, the forced closeness has strained relationships. In recent weeks I have heard a…

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Staying Positive in a Negative World – (Proverbs 17:22)

Staying Positive in a Negative World - (Proverbs 17:22) By Dr. David L. Goetsch There is a lot of negativity in our lives these days. Watch the news and you will see riots, looting, arson, and other forms of destructive behavior. Drive your car for any length of time and…

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True Friendship is Rare But it is Possible – (1 John 3:18)

True Friendship is Rare But it is Possible - (1 John 3:18) By Dr. David L. Goetsch A counseling client once complained he had never had a true friend in his life. According to this individual, when he needed them most his supposed friends always seemed to make themselves scarce.…

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Overcoming Anti-Christian Bias and Persecution (Matthew 19:26)

Overcoming Anti-Christian Bias and Persecution (Matthew 19:26) By Dr. David L. Goetsch When Richard approached me for counseling, he was dealing with a faith-related problem at work. But the conversation quickly broadened into a discussion of anti-Christian bias when he asked, “Why do they hate us?” Richard went on to…

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Replacing Envy with Contentment (Proverbs 14:30)

Replacing Envy with Contentment (Proverbs 14:30) By David L. Goetsch One of the most self-destructive sins is envy, yet at one time or another we all fall prey to it. We might envy another person’s nice home or car. We might envy another person’s high salary or attractive looks. We…

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In These Difficult Times, Be An Encourager (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

In These Difficult Times, Be An Encourager (1 Thessalonians 5:11) By David L. Goetsch The Bible verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, reads: “Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up...” Encouraging and inspiring your neighbors is an important part of loving them as yourself. Providing encouragement and inspiration is doubly…

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How To Win Your Crowns

How To Win Your Crowns A Bible Study by Jack Kelley "So, forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All of us who are mature should take…

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Fighting Back Against Pornography

Fighting Back Against Pornography By David L. Goetsch Because of the anonymity and access of the Internet, pornography has become a silent scourge that is plaguing all segments of society, including Christians. In fact, it is not uncommon for pornography addicts to faithfully attend church. Chances are good there are…

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Dishonesty

Dishonesty By David L. Goetsch Nobody likes to be lied to; not even a habitual liar. People who are lied to feel betrayed. Truth is defined as fidelity to an established standard. So far so good, but this definition raises an important question: What is the established standard used to…

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