Spiritual Health and Weight Loss

Photo 33119916 © Tmcphotos | Dreamstime.com I have been coaching people on their faith for 12 years now and have been a pastor for 14 years. Through my doctor of ministry dissertation I developed a model and assessment for spiritual health:...

Can Loving Your Enemy Become Instinctual?

Christian thinker Dallas Willard once said that “the main test for Christlike character is whether one spontaneously responds to one’s enemies with love.” Ever since I read that I have been thinking about this question: Can Christ’s character become like an instinct?...

Spiritual Healthy Leaders Re-Parent People

The church and the world desperately need more spiritually healthy leaders. Spiritual healthy leaders lead by offering a safe and trustworthy presence to the people God has entrusted to them. By doing so they give people space to be vulnerable enough to begin the...

Your Attachment with God and Your Sense of Joy

To what degree do you agree with the statement “I often feel a great sense of joy”? This is one of the assessment items found in the GPS Spiritual Inventory©, which measures our current level of spiritual health. As I go through a person’s results for their GPS I...

Our Most Fundamental Beliefs

Why we believe what we believe is a very complex question. It is not simply that we explore our belief system options and say, “I choose to believe in this.” Even when we choose a belief system we carry competing beliefs within it. What we say we believe...

So Much Wasted Energy

In my early relationships, I spent so much energy trying to please my friends and partners that I had very little left to pursue my own goals. I had no real sense of myself or what goals I might pursue. This is commonly referred to as codependency. In family systems...
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