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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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Discipleship is Mostly about Prayer and Prophecy

8/16/2018
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Competent discipleship starts with your engagement of God on behalf of the person you're helping and then communicating in faith what you believe the Lord wants you to share with that individual. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/discipleship-is-mostly-about-prayer-and-prophecy/ 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

The Simplest Counseling Advice You’ll Ever Receive

8/14/2018
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If you are discipling someone, I’d like for you to share this article with them. You will not find better counseling advice than what I'm going to share. I have also included a few assessment questions that will help you to care for them more effectively. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/the-simplest-counseling-advice-youll-ever-receive/ 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

Do You Want My Attention or Do You Want My Care?

8/11/2018
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Which is more important to you? To receive a leader's attention or receive their care? What if you turned the question around and looked at it from your leader’s perspective? "What is possible: to give each person all your attention or to give them your care?" Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/do-you-want-my-attention-or-my-care-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...

Duration:00:30:37

The Gollum Interview at IABC Conference

8/10/2018
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During the IABC National Conference, I saw a creature slithering around the conference area, and since I had my mics set up for recording, I snagged him for this brief interview. If you're interested in my friend doing voiceover work for you, contact us at support@rickthomas.net 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:00:08:37

Counseling Is Not the Best Option For Change

8/9/2018
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Receiving counseling can be a good idea, which is one reason that we provide it with our ministry. But if you place the weight of your long-term change on a brief season of counseling, you will be sorely disappointed. Counseling office success should never shoulder the primary responsibility of transformation for anyone. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/counseling-is-not-the-best-option-if-you-want-to-change/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You...

Duration:00:20:37

Is It Necessary to Use Biblical Categories to Problem-Solve?

8/8/2018
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How you listen and respond to someone will determine the kind of help you provide. Everybody does not problem-solve biblically, and you must know how to come alongside the hurting so you can bring the best care to them. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/is-it-necessary-to-use-biblical-categories-to-problem-solve/ 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

Why It Is Hard to Repent of Pride

8/5/2018
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Pride is a catch-all word for sin. You could say that pride is sin and sin is pride. Pride is a helpful word in that it accurately describes our fallenness. It is a word we know and a word we understand. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/why-it-is-hard-to-repent-of-pride/ 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:00:15:37

How Do You Know If Someone Has Changed?

8/2/2018
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The process of transformation is not mysterious, though it is a big secret, hidden from most Christians. The steps are objective, sequential, and transforming. You can change, and you can help others in their progressive sanctification. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/what-is-change-how-do-you-know-if-someone-has-changed/ 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 Problem with Caring Too Much or Over-Caring

7/31/2018
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Loving people is the biblical thing to do. Over-loving or over-caring for them is not right. And if you do "over-care," you'll damage your relationship with them while hindering what God could do in their lives. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/the-problem-with-caring-too-much-or-over-caring/ 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

Honoring Does Not Mean Giving Others Everything They Want

7/29/2018
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There are times when you have to do hard things to those whom you love. You do these things because it's the best way to honor them. Honoring others does not mean letting them run all over you. Read Here: 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 Is Enough, Enough? The Hardest Thing You Will Ever Do.

7/26/2018
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Everybody you love will not change into people that love God and others more than themselves. How you respond to this fact will determine the kind of rest you experience in your soul and how you relate to the unchanging person. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/when-is-enough-enough-the-hardest-thing-you-will-ever-do/ 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

What to Do When Counseling Is Not Going Anywhere

7/25/2018
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Every person that you meet will not change after you talk to them. Your dilemma will be deciding on how long you should continue with them or terminating your care for them. This issue requires wisdom, as each situation is different. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/what-to-do-when-counseling-is-not-going-anywhere/ 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

There Is a Blessing Found in an Unconcerned Wife

7/22/2018
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Does your wife show concern about what you do? Does she check up on you? Is she mostly aware or unaware of your thoughts and activities? Which of the following three categories best describe your wife’s attention to the details of your life? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/there-is-a-blessing-to-be-found-in-an-unconcerned-wife/ 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...

Duration:00:30:38

My Ex-spouse Is Ruining Our Children. Please Help!

7/19/2018
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Divorce is the worse thing that can happen in a marriage because it never ends. Death is final, but divorce has another life. And in that life, the ex-spouse can continue to complicate matters, which in many cases has something to do with the children. Read Here: 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:00:30:37

Counseling Can Be a Lying Profession

7/15/2018
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I had a conversation with two counselees, and the issue of lying came up. I mentioned to them that telling falsehoods is a regular part of my profession. It was a sad, but true statement. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/counseling-is-a-lying-profession/ 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

Mind Mapping a Lady with a Small God

7/12/2018
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The path to a "small god" begins in childhood. It leads to self-reliant living, which is always destructing to relationships. The way out of this type of dysfunction is possible with a little help from competent friends. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/mind-mapping-a-lady-with-a-small-god/ 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

Why I Can’t Tell My Spouse Everything I’m Thinking

7/10/2018
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Being married and being a Christian does not automatically mean you will connect and relate to your spouse at the most secret part of your soul, which is your intimate knowledge of and experience with God. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/cant-tell-spouse-everything-im-thinking/ 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:00:20:37

Rick, Why Won’t You Counsel Another Way?

7/8/2018
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A counselee asked why I won’t counsel another way. She discerned a death feel to my counseling, and she was struggling. Though she does not disagree with my counseling approach, she did feel compelled to share her internal angst with me. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/rick-why-wont-you-counsel-another-way/ 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

Let Me Tell You about My White Privilege

7/7/2018
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Individuals within every group are guilty of making every person within a specific demographic or category the same. E.g., all whites are the same. All blacks are the same. All right is alt-right and all left is alt-left. It just is not true. Read Here: 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:00:30:37

A Good Listener Listens on Two Levels

7/5/2018
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To understand someone effectively, you have to listen on two levels. You listen to what they are saying, and you must listen at the heart level. There are two reasons you want to do this. Read Here: 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:00:30:37