Finding Balance in Life

Every area of life constantly changes. Just when it seems life is calm something or someone changes. And most are surprised, frustrated, and irritated when it does. Change often brings conflict and conflict brings stress. Maybe you have experienced the challenge of finding balance. All is well in your life and family and suddenly a […]

How do I deal with my anger?

Do you ever get angry?  Angry at the person who cuts you off in traffic?  Angry at the choices someone else makes that wounds you or those you love?  Angry at yourself for your own choices? Over the course of the last year, one of the most frequently searched topics on my blog is anger. […]

Cultivating P.E.A.C.E. in Marriage

Several years ago, Gary Thomas wrote Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? It’s an interesting but for the most part foreign concept in our culture. Whether you are a family of faith who follows Christ or not, conflict in marriage can be exhausting. That’s […]

Overcoming Bad Habits

This past weekend at Salem, we explored an “old sin” of Abraham that resurfaced (see Genesis 12:10-20 and Genesis 20:1-18). Abraham probably thought this habitual sin had been buried. The lesson is that we must deal with our sin. When we fail to do so, hidden sin has a way of bursting our in our […]