Have you ever found yourself acting or feeling or relating to others in a certain way and you stopped in the middle of that and you said, "Why I am doing this? Why am I saying this? Why am I feeling what I'm feeling? What's going on inside of me right now?" And you just had to admit you didn't know. ..
Discover the Way God Wired You Up, Part 1: Temperamentally
by Bill Hybels
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In the honest expression of deep feelings, we will discover that God is a refuge. He is a safe person to talk to. We usually wind up walking away from those soul-bearing sessions with a distinct sense that God understood and that he cared. This past Friday morning, after I had given a message at a banquet ..
Discover the Way God Wired You Up, Part 2: Emotionally
The apostle Paul says in a particular part of Scripture, where he's talking about the way a husband and wife ought to relate to each other, the apostle Paul says, "There ought to be love and trust and vulnerability and passion and depth of feeling. And there ought to be a level of intimacy there that's ..
Discover the Way God Wired You Up, Part 3: Sexually
Our speaker this morning knows the human body and knows it well. He has a Ph.D. He was the co-founder of LaCosta Lifestyle and Longevity Center and the Associate Director of the Pritikin Longevity Center. He has held research and faculty positions at both Harvard and Stanford Medical Schools. He knows ..
Discover the Way God Wired You Up, Part 4: Physically
by Steve Zifferblatt
I want to review, one more time, the key verse that this whole series has been about. It comes from Psalms 139, verse 14: "I will thank you God for I am fearfully and wonderfully made!" Each week we reviewed that verse and we agreed together that temperamentally we are fearfully and wonderfully made, ..
Discover the Way God Wired You Up, Part 5: Spiritually
The key element to a successful courtship is time. Recent studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between long courtships and satisfying marriages. Divorce rates are lowest among men and women who wait until age 27 or 28 to get married and highest among those who get married in their ..
Finding the Love of Your Life, Part 1: The Trials of Courtship
Some small groups have problems because one or more of the group's members are "difficult people," individuals that don't allow the group to function in a healthy way. Dr. Henry Cloud, psychologist and author, explores with John Ortberg, problems that may take place in groups which contain difficult ..
Leadership Community: Dealing With Difficult People
by Dr. Henry Cloud
by John Ortberg
Life...Part 1: Dating Stories
by Gene Appel
Myths about marriage seem to die very hard. We take comfort in some of these myths because to do so may be easier to than to face reality in a marriage. However, embracing myths may damage a married union in the end. Three myths of marriage that can be harmful include "if it's right, it will be easy," ..
Making The Most of Your Marriage, Part 3: The Myths of Marr
by Nancy Ortberg
I think it's rather obvious to all of us that what we believe heavily influences our daily decision-making. Correct? For example, if we believe that financial gain is the highest value in life, then our daily decisions will tend to be driven by that value. Whatever improves our earning power, whatever ..
Negotiating the Maze of Life, Part 1: Thinkers, Feelers and Procrastinators
I can still remember the exact moment and the precise situation that drove the importance of this subject matter home to me. Shauna and Todd and I were coming home from church several years ago. As I listened to the conversation in the car, I grew increasingly concerned about the content. and the tone ..
Parenthood, Part 3: Affirming Each Child's Uniqueness