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Establishing the need: Christians should marry Christians.  Still there are some who have married non-Christians whether they were both non-Christians when they married or whether both claimed to be Christians but later one spouse denied they are Christians or a believer married a non-Christian.  What does God’s Word has to say to those who are married to unbelievers?

 

Purpose: In this session we will see four responsibilities God requires of Christians married to a nonbeliever so that you continue to live these out to please God in your life.

  • You should try to stay in the marriage
  • You should share the Gospel for the sake of your family’s salvation
  • Wives you should win your spouse to Christ with your godliness
  • Husbands you should win your spouse to Christ with your godliness

 

(Note for the next two session we will be looking at a lot of verses in 1 Corinthians 7 and 1 Peter 3 since they are speak on the topic of being married to unbelievers)

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Bruce Ray. Help! My Friend is Suicidal. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, December 3rd 2014. 64 pp.

5 out of 5

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Are you in a difficult situation in which someone you know is feeling suicidal?  Are you afraid of making the wrong moves, saying the wrong words and afraid of pushing your friend over the edge?  If so this resource is for you.  This sixty four page biblical counseling resource is a must-buy.  It is the third title that I read from Shepherd Press’ “Lifeline Mini-books” series.  As of right now this is the best booklet I would recommend on the topic of suicide because of the combination of this being biblical, practical and the author speaks from his experience as a pastor and chaplain for almost twenty five years to emergency services and first responder.

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Edward Welch. ‘Just One More’: When Desires Don’t Take No for an Answer. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, April 1st 2002. 32 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

How do you fight the sinful urge of wanting to sin just once more?  And can Christians actually say no to addictions?  In this little counseling booklet by Edward Welch he answers these questions and more, giving Christians hope and the means to deal with our sinful desire when it doesn’t want to take a no for an answer.  This is one more helpful biblical counseling booklet from the wonderful “Resources for Changing Lives” counseling booklet series.

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Robert Jones. Angry at God?: Bring Him Your Doubts and Questions. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, April 1st 2001. 28 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Is it moral and right for Christians to be angry at God?  You might be surprise at the answers some Christians might tell you.  That doesn’t mean they are biblical.  This helpful biblical counseling booklet tackle head-on this question as part of the “Resources for Changing Lives” counseling booklet series.  The author Robert Jones responds in a way that is biblical, balanced, “pastoral” and practical.  Even if you think you know the answer this booklet is still helpful.  I would also say even if you don’t struggle with being angry with God this work is worth reading: not only because there are people around you who struggle with being angry with God but also you be surprised at the subtle way people can be “angry with God” though they might not come out overtly thinking they are mad at God.

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Edward Welch. Motives: Why Do I Do the Things I Do?  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, January 1st 2003. 30 pp.

5 out of 5

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This is a biblical counseling booklet by author and counselor Edward Welch on the topic of motive.  I read this booklet because it is a part of a wonderful counseling booklet series called “Resources for Changing Lives” published by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.  I have enjoyed and benefited from other titles in this series and this particular work also proved to be helpful, edifying and sanctifying!

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Susan Lutz. Thankfulness: Even When It Hurts.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, April 1st 2002. 22 pp.

4 out of 5

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This biblical counseling booklet addresses the issue of being thankful.  Specifically it addresses the need to be thankful to God even when there is life difficulties.  The booklet is part of a series called “Resources for Changing Lives” printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing and this was one of the earlier volumes.  Like other booklets in this series this was helpful.  Personally I have used this particular title for own edification, for counseling as a Pastor, for a devotional with my wife and also I’m planning on reading it together with one of our church’s small group.

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Paul David Tripp. Marriage: Whose Dream?.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, September 1st 1999. 17 pp.

5 out of 5

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This biblical counseling booklet addresses the issue of marriage and people’s hopes and dreams of marriage. It is a part of a series called “Resources for Changing Lives” printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing. I highly recommend this booklet and also others booklet in the series since I have found them very beneficial for my own personal spiritual growth and also as a counseling and discipleship resource in pastoral ministry. For this particular title I read this along with others in our church small group. I think this booklet is ideal as part of pre-marital counseling, biblical counseling for those going through difficulties in marriage and even for those who are single who are not yet married but as something to work through concerning one’s dream and expectation of marriage.

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