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Rick Thomas | Your Daily Drive

Religion & Spirituality

Rick is an author, speaker, consultant, and podcaster. He has been encouraging and training Christians since 1997. After several years as a counselor and pastor he founded and launched his training organization to encourage and equip people for effective living. Today, the ministry reaches people globally through training, blogging, podcasting, counseling, and coaching. His cyber home is RickThomas.Net

Rick is an author, speaker, consultant, and podcaster. He has been encouraging and training Christians since 1997. After several years as a counselor and pastor he founded and launched his training organization to encourage and equip people for effective living. Today, the ministry reaches people globally through training, blogging, podcasting, counseling, and coaching. His cyber home is RickThomas.Net

Location:

Greer, SC

Description:

Rick is an author, speaker, consultant, and podcaster. He has been encouraging and training Christians since 1997. After several years as a counselor and pastor he founded and launched his training organization to encourage and equip people for effective living. Today, the ministry reaches people globally through training, blogging, podcasting, counseling, and coaching. His cyber home is RickThomas.Net

Language:

English


Episodes

My Son Has Three Practice Wives to Make Him a Better Husband

10/20/2020
The wedding day is not the best time to learn how to be a spouse. For too many young couples, they begin this way. Without prior training, they had to figure out how to get along with each other in the school of hard knocks. Some of them do not endure, which is why we chose to give our son three wives. If practice makes perfect, the assumption is that we could help him get close to what it means being a biblical husband—should that day come. Read Here:...

Duration:00:32:29

What Is the Best Kind of School That Your Child Should Attend?

10/18/2020
What kind of school environment should you place your child into for their good and God’s fame? How would you describe your worldview when it comes to children and education? What are some of the elements of your decision-making that led to your choice? Rick speaks to this emotional topic, bringing biblical wisdom to help guide anyone wrestling with what to do with their child. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/what-is-the-best-kind-of-school-that-your-child-should-attend/ Will you help us...

Duration:00:33:27

7 Conditions That Make It More Difficult to Help a Child

10/15/2020
There are specific conditions where it’s more challenging to help a child change. It’s vital to know these things if your child is not walking with the Lord. The great news is that there is always hope because you can do something about it. Hope is an active responsibility; you hope in God to change people and cooperate with Him in the process. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/7-conditions-that-make-it-more-difficult-to-help-a-child/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free...

Duration:00:33:00

How to Respond When Someone Introduces Your Child to Bad Things

10/13/2020
Evil has never been as infringing on our families as it is today. If you wanted to find ubiquitous sin twenty years ago, you had to go somewhere to find it. Today you can get there in five seconds. Not only is wickedness easily accessible for inquiring minds, but the non-blushing culture makes it their business to impose their perverted passions upon us in manifold ways. How do you react when it’s your child on the receiving end of society’s perversions? Read Here:...

Duration:00:32:51

You Have to Work to Rest If You Ever Want to Enjoy This Gift

10/10/2020
To live a life that is honoring to God requires a person to rest well. If you rest well, you will work well and the other parts of your life will be satisfying, too. So important is rest that without a sound theology and practice of it, your work diminishes and your relationships suffer. What is your theology of rest? How do work and rest intersect and complete each other? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/you-have-to-work-to-rest-if-you-ever-want-to-enjoy-this-gift/ Will you help us so we...

Duration:00:31:43

A Practical Mind Map that Teaches You How to Manage Money

10/8/2020
Part of every Christian’s calling is to take care of their Father’s money. Stewarding finances is one of the many privileges that He gives to His children. It’s a stunning thought to think that God would entrust something so needful to steward (Psalm 24:1-2). This practical mind map will help you spread God’s fame by how you manage His money. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/a-practical-mind-map-that-teaches-you-how-to-manage-money/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free...

Duration:00:34:26

How You React to Fallen People Reveals What You Think About God

10/6/2020
Every individual is part of the same human family, made by one Being, and connected to one another because of His creative work. The linkage that binds us together came from God’s mind and flowed this His creative hands—anthropomorphically speaking—in Genesis 1:27. Each person—regardless of their relationship to their Creator, has to decide how to interact with other fallen people, our family members. Read Here:...

Duration:00:33:33

A Practical Message to Help You with That Toxic Person In Your Life

10/4/2020
Our pastor said, and I paraphrase, “Toxic people are magnets who draw shards of truth and untruth into their orbit to build an image of their making to accomplish their purposes. Their hearts are fictional factories. If you permit them to do so, they will draw you into their universe and shape you into a version of their fiction.” (Sermon preached 10.04.20) Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/a-practical-message-to-help-you-with-that-toxic-person-in-your-life/ Will you help us so we can...

Duration:00:22:35

How to Live Your Best Alien Life Today

10/1/2020
Christians are aliens who live in a foreign land. This home is not theirs, but while they are here, they must live on a practical mission that penetrates the culture, hoping that others will follow them to their eternal home. Sadly, some alien Christians lose their way, forgetting that their citizenship is in heaven. You may recognize them by their worry over losing some of what this land offers. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/how-to-live-your-best-alien-life-today/ Will you help us so we...

Duration:00:34:57

When the Parent's Anger Complicates the Life of the Child

9/29/2020
The angry heart does not have to direct its frustration toward anyone to complicate that relationship. Of course, you can be mad with someone, and it will damage your redemptive goals with them. But whether you have a general condition of anger or you go off on someone, all partners, parents, pastors, and peers must learn how to bring their sinful anger into submission to Christ. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/when-the-parents-anger-complicates-the-life-of-the-child/ Will you help us so...

Duration:00:30:00

Here Is the Perfect Goal for Your Child and How to Do It

9/26/2020
What is the goal for your child? It’s a good and fair question. What do you hope for him or her to be when they grow up? Most Christian parents would rightly say they hope their children love God with all of their hearts, souls, minds, and strength. I hope that happens with your children, but what does it mean to help them become this practically speaking? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/here-is-the-perfect-goal-for-your-child-and-how-to-do-it/ Will you help us so we can continue to...

Duration:00:30:00

A Unique Wife Helping a Unique Man Change Is the Best

9/24/2020
No book can help your unique husband to become a better husband like you can. Sure, there are a zillion books, and we have the Bible, too. But when it comes to a wife’s role in helping her husband mature in Christ, she is his most effective means of grace to transformation. A man’s wife is in a unique position to help a unique man to grow into a unique representation of Jesus Christ. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/a-unique-wife-helping-a-unique-man-change-is-the-best/ Will you help us so...

Duration:00:30:00

The Internet Is the Frontier for Angry People to Hang Out

9/22/2020
The Internet is an angry place. It’s one of the sadder revelations about the Internet period in church history, how it has become a context to put our sinful hearts on full display before the world. Revealing my wicked heart is not a new thing to those who know me, but having a new place to display it is new. The Internet is that space for too many believers to lower the gate and march their words out for the world to see. Read Here:...

Duration:00:30:00

Thinking of Yourself As a Victim Is One of the Worst Things You Can Do

9/20/2020
Daniel Berger and I talked about the word victim and how many biblical counselors are abusing the term, which has led to insufficient care within the biblical counseling movement ranks. Daniel told me the word victim comes from the Latin root vicarious, which means taking someone’s place. In the world of victimology, the tragic consequence of being a victim means you’re taking on another’s sin—the sin of the person who abused you. An ongoing vicarious soul becomes a complicated, trapped one....

Duration:00:30:00

Do You See How Similar You Are to Caitlyn Jenner?

9/17/2020
Have you ever looked at something you disliked in the culture, and then realized that you may be seeing a partial reflection of yourself? I hope so. If you can see yourself, at least some of your tendencies, weaknesses, and untoward desires in the things you dislike, you’re maturing as a Christian. Recently, I saw myself in Bruce Jenner, the man who became Caitlyn Jenner, the woman. https://rickthomas.net/do-you-see-how-similar-you-are-to-caitlyn-jenner/ Will you help us so we can continue...

Duration:00:30:00

Every Person Who Withholds the Truth Is Not Lying

9/15/2020
A counseling office is a place for trust, truth, and honesty, but sometimes getting to this place is not straightforward. For example, a counselee may withhold the truth about themselves because they are not confident the counselor is trustworthy. They are vetting the counselor. Every counselee who does not reveal all the facts is not lying. Are you a trustworthy disciple-maker? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/every-person-who-withholds-the-truth-is-not-lying/ Will you help us so we can...

Duration:00:30:00

Comparing Yourself May Make You an Accidental Pharisee

9/12/2020
When you’re right about something, you know you’re right, the Bible affirms you’re right, and your friends do too, how do you steward your knowledge? Have you ever been right in the past, but now you believe differently? You were not right, but you thought you were. There is a danger in being dogmatic without grace. Omniscient people can become accidental Pharisees. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/comparing-yourself-may-make-you-an-accidental-pharisee/ Will you help us so we can continue...

Duration:00:32:33

7 Things to Know If You Want Me to Counsel Your Teen

9/10/2020
A struggling teen is every parent's concern. We all know that there is something dynamic happening to our teenagers, and the decisions they make during this season of their lives will set the course for the rest of their lives. If they are not doing well, we worry. Sometimes a parent believes counseling is the right option. Perhaps they are correct. But before you do that, will you consider these seven things? Read Here:...

Duration:00:33:52

How to Know If Your Victimhood Has Become Your Identity

9/8/2020
Being a victim of anything is one of the most challenging circumstances for a hurting soul to negotiate. The journey out of the effects of victimization is long. Some contours will challenge the victim to the broadest expanse of their soul. Their ultimate goal is to become a victor in Christ, not a victim of sin. It’s not easy, but the good news is that there is a path forward. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/how-to-know-if-your-victimhood-has-become-your-identity/ Will you help us so we...

Duration:00:34:12

When the Abuse You See Clouds Biblical Interpretations

9/5/2020
When abuse forms the lens through how you view what is happening in your life or among friends, it may discolor how you interpret and react to those experiences. I’m not suggesting that bad things are not happening to you or your friends, but I am saying that the lens through which you view those things will give you an interpretation, which might not be the most accurate assessment of the problem. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/when-the-abuse-you-see-clouds-biblical-interpretations/ Will...

Duration:00:32:56