Life Over Coffee With Rick Thomas

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Sinopsis

Rick has been training in the Upstate of South Carolina since 1997. After several years as a counselor and pastor, he founded and launched his own training organization in order to encourage and equip people for effective living. In the early 90s, he earned a BA in Theology. Later he earned a BS in Education. In 1993, he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000, he graduated with an MA in Counseling. In 2006, he was recognized as a Fellow with Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.Today his organization reaches people in every country through training, blogging, podcasting, counseling, and coaching. His cyber home is RickThomas.Net

Episodios

  • How to Prepare Your Heart When a Tragedy Happens

    17/05/2022 Duración: 30min

    Sometimes the English language is inadequate for conveying our thoughts. Words always seem to fall short when there is a personal or national tragedy. Tragedies remind me of Job’s friends who made a wise choice in the beginning not to speak so quickly. Horrific events render our minds into something like a busy intersection in gridlock. Each time I hear of one, I mentally pause, reflect, and mourn. You do this too because we’re Christians. We care. We also want to prepare our hearts as we respond to terrible events. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/preparing-your-heart-for-tragedy-like-las-vegas-nv/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 410 How Can I Know a Person, Place, or Thing Won't Disappoint Me?

    15/05/2022 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – Fear is our number one temptation. We are afraid of so many things, and making a mistake is probably at the top of most people’s "I don’t want this to happen" lists. How can you know with certainty that the person you meet, the place you go, or the thing you do are right and the results will not disappoint you? Sadly, too many people have experienced hurt too many times, and they have relegated themselves to a lesser life to keep themselves from future disappointment. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-411-how-can-i-know-a-person-place-or-thing-wont-disappoint/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • I'm Angry at God Because He Did Not Help Me

    13/05/2022 Duración: 30min

    A counselor friend asked how you encourage someone when they are angry at God for what happened to them? The lady is mad because Sovereign Lord did not protect her from horrific victimization. He has been meeting with her for weeks, and wondered if he should give similar counsel the Lord gave to Job, “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you have understanding. Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.” His question is intriguing and needs careful examination when helping the unchanging, hurt soul. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/im-angry-at-god-because-he-did-not-help-me-when-i-needed-him/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • To Those Who Are Angry with God for the Life They Have

    11/05/2022 Duración: 30min

    Everybody is a victim. We all received a raw deal. And life is not fair. I’m not mocking anyone, but merely stating the obvious. Nobody comes into the world unscathed. We’re fallen individuals. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve’s dastardly deed sent the world and all its inhabitants into the mire of deep, dark, unsalvagable sin. No exceptions. But it gets worse. After we arrived in this cursed world, people began piling on, hurting us. Not to be outdone, we hurt others too, which leaves us with the most crucial question we could ask ourselves: Will our negative narratives rule us, or will we flip those tragedies and make them redemption stories? Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/a-note-to-those-who-are-angry-with-god-for-the-life-they-have/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 409 Why Julie Roys Is a Dangerous Investigative Journalist

    07/05/2022 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – Julie Roys titles herself as an investigative journalist that reports the truth and restores the church. Both of those claims are dubious as Christians on all points of the evangelical spectrum are anything but restored and emotionally divided about Julie’s perspective on the truth. The current and ongoing centerpiece of her investigative activism is John MacArthur. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-409-why-julie-roys-is-a-dangerous-investigative-journalist/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • The Toxic and Damaging Effects of the Angry Dad

    04/05/2022 Duración: 30min

    Few things are more frightening to a child than an angry dad. An angry father in the home is the metaphorical equivalent of rolling a child’s heart through a minefield. The angry dad forces the child to live between two worlds: strive to be perfect or receive the father’s exasperating disapproval. The accumulative effect of that kind of torment is hard to overcome. If the angry dad does not change, the child will fall prey to a lifetime of internal and relational struggles. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/the-angry-dad/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 408 The Ten-Point Checklist When Abuse Happens

    02/05/2022 Duración: 30min

    Abuse is one of the most common subjects discussed in our culture today. Knowing how to respond when someone abuses another person is vital, something every church and its members must become proficient at doing. In this episode, I walk through ten essentials about abuse. Though this treatment is not exhaustive, these ten things must be on every checklist so we can become more effective soul care providers for the abused and their abusers. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-408-the-ten-point-checklist-when-abuse-happens/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Dear Parents, Will You Stop Your Arguing, Please?

    29/04/2022 Duración: 30min

    When children are young, they believe their parents are impressive in about every way. As they grow older and create proper categories for living well with others, they begin to see their parents’ good and bad behaviors. Observing flawed lives in the family dynamic does not have to be harmful to the children if the parents consistently clean up their messes by active repentance. However, suppose the husband and wife are not modeling a practical picture of Christ and His church while repenting along the way. In that case, it can have a detrimental impact on their children, even pushing them away from the family and Christ. Biffy was one of those kids, as you are about to read from the letter he wrote to his dad. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/dear-parents-will-you-stop-your-arguing-please/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://ric

  • Spiritual Warfare: Tips for Fighting in the Spirit World

    27/04/2022 Duración: 30min

    We live in two worlds at the same time, the physical and spiritual. We can see, touch, taste, smell, hear and intimately engage each other in the physical realm. The spiritual world is all around us, too. But differently. We cannot touch, taste, smell, hear or see this world, but it is just as real. Imagine this: it takes all our lives to learn how to live well in the physical world. What about the unseen realm? How difficult it must be to live well with what we cannot see. The temptation would be natural to dismiss the spiritual world, but that would be a mistake. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/spiritual-warfare-some-tips-on-how-to-fight/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 407 The New and Dangerous Way Christians Build Community

    25/04/2022 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – The novelty of social media has turned deadly but many Christians do not know how it's eating away at the soul of the church. It has been so subtle (and fun) that we are amusing ourselves to spiritual death. And we're exporting our cyber behavior to our children as they grow up in a world where gathering worshiping, and spurring one another on to love and good works is for past generations. The process of life in the cyber world happened in four strategic steps. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-407-the-new-and-dangerous-way-christians-build-community/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • When the Parent's Anger Complicates the Life of the Child

    22/04/2022 Duración: 30min

    The angry heart does not have to direct its frustration toward anyone to complicate that relationship. All the angry person has to do is stand in the vicinity of those who receive the spillover of their anger. Whether you’re mad at someone or intoxicating the room with your frustration, it will damage your redemptive goals with the casualties. Every partner, parent, pastor, and peer must learn to bring sinful anger into submission to Christ, or it will complicate the lives of others. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/when-the-parents-anger-complicates-the-life-of-the-child/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 406 Should Christians Place an Emphasis on Demonic Activity?

    18/04/2022 Duración: 01h00s

    Shows Main Idea – One of our long-time supporters posed a question about demonic activity on our forums. He suggested that biblical counselors and Christians generally do not devote adequate time and concern to demonic activity. His concerns and valid, and our supporters may read that thread here. In this episode, I'm addressing some of the problems and how to think through demonic activity practically. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-406-should-christians-place-an-emphasis-on-demonic-activity/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Mean Wives, and Husbands Who Should Love Them

    15/04/2022 Duración: 30min

    I have been accused (my word, not theirs) of writing too much about how husbands need to change. Of course, my “accusers” are husbands. They may be right. I do think a lot about husbands for two primary reasons. I am a husband, which motivates me to give more thought to how to be a better one, and men should be servant leaders in their families, so I typically begin with me—how can I change? But those priorities do not negate the truth that some women are mean. So, to all husbands everywhere, let’s talk about those mean wives and the husbands who must work extra hard to love them well. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/mean-wives-and-their-husbands-who-should-love-them-anyway/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • I Could Not Stay Angry and Progress In My Marriage

    13/04/2022 Duración: 30min

    Transformation starts in a person’s soul as he relates to God while refusing to make excuses for why things are the way they are. The motivation for change must be a singular desire to glorify God while giving lesser consideration to the things happening in an individual’s life and relationships. If a person focuses more on horizontal complications than God-glorifying, vertical necessities, it will be challenging to bring their soul to a place of authentic, long-term heart change. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/i-knew-i-could-not-stay-angry-and-progress-in-my-marriage/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. 405 Dr. Daniel Berger Discusses the New DSM-5-TR (Text Revision)

    10/04/2022 Duración: 52min

    Shows Main Idea – The DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition) is the manual that the APA (American Psychiatric Association) uses to identify psychological (soul) problems. In March 2022, the APA published a new DSM-5 Text Revision (DSM-5-TR). It is to the secular community what the Bible is for the Christian community. Dr. Daniel Berger shares his opinions on the DSM and the latest changes. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-405-dr-daniel-berger-discusses-the-new-dsm-5-tr-text-revision/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • The Anniversary of the Worst Day of My Life

    08/04/2022 Duración: 01h00s

    Two radically different things are knowing God through personal study and experiencing Him in the crucible of suffering. This autobiographical short story briefly walks you through the worst day of my life, the day I met the Lord in the crucible of suffering. Everything changed that day, and it took years to process His fearful work in my life. The good news is that after He completed this phase of my life, I was on the right track for an unimaginable adventure with God. But first, the hard part. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/28th-anniversary-worst-day-life/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • The Surprising Truth of Why a Husband Devalues His Wife

    06/04/2022 Duración: 30min

    A husband who devalues his wife did not just become this way. There is always a trail that leads to this outcome. Devaluing a spouse is a symptom, not a cause. There are two ways to keep from marrying such a selfish, devaluing man. One, you must recognize the early signs and run before the trail heats up. The second is much harder; you have already married him and are reaping the whirlwind of his selfishness. There is still hope and help for this second situation, though it will come through God’s strength perfected in your weakness. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/the-surprising-truth-of-why-a-husband-devalues-his-wife/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • Ep. How to Respond When Someone Gossips to You

    04/04/2022 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – What do you do when someone data-dumps on you about someone else? You did not ask for it, but the person gossiped about another person—perhaps a friend of yours—and it was unsolicited. These situations are almost always messy, leaving you uncomfortable and challenged to respond humbly and biblically to the gossiper. In most cases, this is not the first time the gossiper gossiped, which ratchets the need to do something about it because gossip is a spiritual cancer that divides friendships and churches. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-404-how-to-respond-when-someone-gossips-to-you/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • The Art and Care of Correction Among Friends

    01/04/2022 Duración: 30min

    New Testament sanctification typically happens in corporate contexts, not in isolation. It is appropriate to say that you can do many things by yourself, but sanctification is not one of those things; it’s not possible to image the Trinity by living apart from the community of faith. The apostle Paul mainly wrote to local churches, teaching those communities how to do mutual, reciprocal life together. One of the vital keys to robust community life is understanding the value and appropriateness of corrective care. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/the-art-and-care-of-correction/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

  • The Perfect Self-Help Book That Will Change Your Life

    30/03/2022 Duración: 30min

    If you want to change your life, you need a self-help book to guide you through the process. The good news is that there is a perfect book for you. It's called the Bible, the world's most perfect psychology book. Yes, the best psychology book; I will explain that later. There is not a better system of thought than the Bible when it comes to life change. If you're ready for a radical transformation, keep reading. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/perfect-self-help-book-that-will-change-your-life/ Will you help us so we can continue to provide free content to the world? You can become a supporting member here rickthomas.net/recurring-membership/ Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation(s) here https://rickthomas.net/donations/

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