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Our mission is to help people by providing practical tools and ongoing training for more effective living. Rick's passion to share the life-changing message of the Gospel was born out of a broken heart, restored by God and redeemed for His fame.

Our mission is to help people by providing practical tools and ongoing training for more effective living. Rick's passion to share the life-changing message of the Gospel was born out of a broken heart, restored by God and redeemed for His fame.
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Greer, SC

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Our mission is to help people by providing practical tools and ongoing training for more effective living. Rick's passion to share the life-changing message of the Gospel was born out of a broken heart, restored by God and redeemed for His fame.

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Will God Get It Right: the Accusation of the Worrier

10/21/2018
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An individual characterized by worry is a person who is uncertain if God will get things right. Not only is the worrier unsure as to whether God will get it right, but the worrier will typically take matters into their own hands. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/will-god-get-it-right-the-accusation-of-the-worrier-2/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time...

Duration:00:15:37

Should I Say Something about Someone Who Is Messing Up?

10/18/2018
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Member Question – I have a friend that I believe needs to make some changes in his life. How should I let him know what I am thinking? He is not sinning, but I believe he is making some unwise choices. If he changes, I think it would be much better for him. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/should-i-say-something-about-someone-who-is-messing-up/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:15:37

Christian Legalism: People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

10/16/2018
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Legalism is the bane of religion. It’s the persistent nemesis in all of our hearts. Though we usually discuss legalism as it pertains to our salvation, I’m speaking more here of how it affects our sanctification. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/what-kind-of-unworthy-are-you-the-good-kind-or-the-bad-kind/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or...

Duration:00:30:37

Should I Honor My Parents or Obey My Husband?

10/14/2018
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Recently, I posted a case study about honoring parents when you are married. This idea is a common question that counselors have asked me, hence the case study. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/should-i-honor-my-parents-or-obey-my-husband/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here rickthomas.net/donations/

Duration:00:20:37

When the Gospel Becomes the New Legalism

10/11/2018
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The word gospel has been the most popular word in Evangelicalism for many years. You can’t go wrong with the gospel. Or can you? Is it possible for God’s creation to take a good thing and twist it into something not right? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/signs-of-the-gospel-becoming-the-new-legalism/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring...

Duration:00:30:37

Four Excellent Parenting Tips You Can Implement Today

10/9/2018
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Parenting is challenging for every family, but it does not have to be an unresolvable puzzle. The Bible is full of information that can help any parent as they cooperate with God in this leadership opportunity. I’m going to share with you some of those tips with you. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/parenting-tip-stick-to-the-basics/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you...

Duration:00:20:37

Seven Solid Tips That Will Change Your Life

10/7/2018
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Being a believer does not keep sin from trying to capture you. Regeneration is the way to heaven, but you need more to live victoriously while on earth. Learning how to appropriate the gospel to your sanctification is vital for you to live well in God’s world. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/seven-solid-tips-that-will-change-your-life/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or...

Duration:00:30:37

We Fornicated While Dating, But Why Did He Commit Adultery?

10/4/2018
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If you fornicated during your dating relationship, don’t be surprised when other sins happen after you marry each other, even adultery. If God does not impose Himself on both of you, life will only become worse between you, as this case study reveals. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/yes-we-fornicated-while-dating-but-why-did-he-commit-adultery-in-marriage/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:30:37

Why I Do Not Believe in God Any Longer

10/2/2018
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It seems that nearly every person who becomes a believer and then walks away from their faith or away from the church does so because of disillusionment or disappointment. The simple response is to say that they never believed God, but that response lacks nuance that dismisses rigorous reflection and more effective soul care. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/why-i-do-not-believe-in-god-any-longer/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a...

Duration:00:30:37

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar: Thoughts on Feminism

9/30/2018
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A person's experience can be so powerful and painful that it discolors how they see life, even how they interpret God's Word. Being blind to your blindness is the worst kind of blindness, which is where the feminist culture is today. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/i-am-woman-hear-me-roar-thoughts-on-christian-feminism/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a...

Duration:00:30:37

The Confession of an Imposter

9/27/2018
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There is a gap between who we are and who Jesus is calling us to be. And you’re working hard to close that gap, or it’s widening. It never stays the same. The issue is not so much about the “imposter” that is in you, but what are you doing about it? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/confession-of-an-imposter-how-to-close-the-gap-between-who-i-am-and-who-i-should-be/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:30:37

Secret-Keeping Destroys Lives and Relationships

9/25/2018
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There is a temptation with all of us to keep certain things hidden from others. Our high sense of shame and self-awareness tempts us from the purpose of the gospel, which is transformation in a community of grace. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/secret-keeping-destroys-lives-and-relationships/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring...

Duration:00:30:37

The Best Thing Some Parents Can Do Is Stop Parenting

9/23/2018
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You cannot create unity from disunity. "Kind begets kind," as the King James Bible tells us. What goes in will come out. If disunity is what is in your marriage, disunity is what will come out of it Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/the-best-thing-some-parents-can-do-is-stop-parenting/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here...

Duration:00:30:37

Guidelines for Making Decisions as a Couple

9/20/2018
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Biblical decision-making is not that difficult if you are the only one making the decision. There are challenges, of course, but it's much easier if you're the only one affected by the decision. Once the number of contributors to the decision-making process increase, the more challenging it will be to navigate with humility and no sinful reactions. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/guidelines-for-making-decisions-as-a-couple/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to...

Duration:00:30:37

Some Days You Need to Feel Like a Counselee

9/18/2018
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Sometimes the Lord puts you in situations that humble you. Other times it's your decisions that put there, but either way, it's critical to learn from these moments. The humbled heart is a grateful heart. How are your struggles teaching you a humility that leads to compassion for others? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/some-days-you-feel-like-a-counselee/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:15:37

Three Reasons God Is Not Able to Help You

9/16/2018
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"Trust God" is an overused cliché that some folks often scorn as over-simplistic counseling advice that can, at times, come across as harsh or uncaring. Then again, to trust God is our greatest challenge as well as our greatest need. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/three-reasons-our-god-is-not-able-to-help-us-in-our-time-of-need/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you...

Duration:00:30:37

Too Much Truth Can Keep You from the Truth

9/13/2018
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One of the more interesting observations I have made from years of counseling is how little I teach people about the truth of God’s Word versus how much time I spend helping them apply the truth of God’s Word. Read More: https://rickthomas.net/too-much-truth-can-keep-you-from-the-truth-2/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s)...

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Ten Things to Know Before You Can Help Someone

9/11/2018
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Talking about change and willing to change can be two different matters. If you have not prepped your soul for change, you won’t change. You may modify your behavior. You may be able to do damage control with your relationships, but transformation is a gift that God gives to hearts who want it. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/ten-things-to-know-before-you-begin-helping-someone/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member...

Duration:00:30:37

Are You Characterized As a Thankful Person?

9/9/2018
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When you get to heaven, what will be the first words out of your mouth? I suspect it will be something along the lines of “thank you” for many of us. Two words. Two syllables. Are you practicing today what you'll be saying throughout eternity? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/the-gospel-and-gratitude-are-you-characterized-as-a-grateful-person/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here...

Duration:00:30:37

Revenge: When Evil Comes to You

9/6/2018
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What would you do if you had the opportunity to get even with someone who hurt you? What if the hurt was irrevocable? What they did to you changed you forever? What would you do? Would you want revenge? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/revenge-when-evil-comes-to-you/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here...

Duration:00:30:37