One aspect of guarding your heart is having an awareness of what’s going on inside. Often, we can see what’s coming at us, but we fail to see how we are processing life internally and dishing it back out. Self-awareness in our culture is called emotional intelligence or EQ. It’s the ability to know yourself and how you relate to others. It’s an awareness of how you come across. Do you realize how you come across? Ask someone close to you, “How do others view me?” (Husbands, I dare you to ask your wife.) Some people are said to have low EQ, like the father who criticizes his kids for being on electronics way too much while he can’t even […]
Proverbs 4:23 gives us this instruction: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (NIV). To guard and keep your heart means to protect what comes in and goes out. You have to constantly be on guard and keep your heart with all vigilance because it’s the command center for all your words, actions, and desires. John Flavel, an old Puritan pastor, used the example of guarding your heart like a besieged garrison with enemies on the outside and treacherous citizens on the inside. The imagery is dated, but the idea is good, so let me run with it in a modern equivalent. Before I was a follower of Christ, I had an unguarded and […]
We are thankful for the work that the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship is doing, and we were happy to learn that five of our authors have been featured in IBCD’s top ten most popular podcast episodes during this past year. They are: Shannon Kay McCoy, author of Help! I’m a Slave to Food Scott Mehl, author of Loving Messy People Dr. Charles Hodges, author of Good Mood, Bad Mood Nate Brooks & Anna Mondal, authors of Help! Our Sex Life Is Troubled by Past Abuse See the whole top-ten list and listen to the podcasts at IBCD’s website.
We are pleased to announce that we have several new titles in stock: The Trivial Life by Jason S. Lancaster When Disability Hits Home by Paul Tautges with Joni Eareckson Tada Help! I Live With Chronic Pain by Brad Brandt Help! My Child Has a Disability by Dave and Nancy Deuel Help! My Friend Has a Disability by Dave Deuel Help! My Spouse Died by Sue Nicewander Delaney Help! Our Sex Life Is Troubled by Past Abuse by Nate Brooks & Anna Mondal We also have a new bundle, the Family Disability Toolkit, which collects several of our disability-related titles at a discounted price: Family Disability Toolkit (Paperback) Family Disability Toolkit (ePub) Family Disability Toolkit (Kindle) In addition, we have […]
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