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“When good desires control my heart, I’m dependent on my spouse to satisfy my longings, which makes my spouse my functional god.”
“If my functional god does not cooperate, I will look for other ways to feel better, which includes demeaning my functional god.”
There is nothing anyone can say to me that is worse than what the gospel has already declared me to be. Why do other people’s attitudes and words bother me in light of the gospel’s declarations? Because I am in Christ, He is satisfying all of the longings of my soul. Why doesn’t my maturing relationship with Christ dislodge my relational expectations from others?
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Rick launched the Life Over Coffee global training network in 2008 to bring hope and help for you and others by creating resources that spark conversations for transformation. His primary responsibilities are resource creation and leadership development, which he does through speaking, writing, podcasting, and educating.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).