Overcoming Giving Up

I was recently counseling a couple who were really struggling. Their effort at counseling had been quite low; very little of what had been discussed or assigned was being implemented. Oddly, both of them seemed more committed to counseling than the marriage. There was...

C.S. Lewis on Loving Myself

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “For a long time I used to think this a silly, straw-splitting distinction: how could you hate what a man did and not hate the man? But years later it occurred to me that there was one man to whom I had been...

Forgiveness Made Easier: Part II

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “And secondly, we might try to understand exactly what loving your neighbor as yourself means. I have to love him as I love myself. Well, how exactly do I love myself (p. 116)?… [Lewis was using a war...

Dynamic Submission to Ungodly Authority

This post is meant to offer guidance to common “What now?” questions that could emerge from Pastor J.D.’s sermon on I Peter 2:13-25 preached at The Summit Church Saturday/Sunday November 19-20, 2011. This passage addresses a very uncomfortable subject – being subject...

Summit Grief Ministries

At the Summit Church we want to care well for those who have experienced a loss. We recently conducted an EQUIP seminar entitled “Taking the Journey of Grief with Hope.” That presentation is available in video form and the accompanying study guide is available through...