Dr. Stan DeKoven's message to the Body of Christ is that, through Christ, the Church can provide a safe place where the hurting members can be healed, a haven where the sinful members can be cleansed without condemnation, and a comforting home where the victims of addictions and abuse can become healthy and whole through God's restoring love.
In this volume we are going to look at several important concepts. First, what is parenting really all about. Secondly, the purpose that God has for everyone called to the role of parent. We will also explore the similarities that can be found in children, and a number of different concepts with practical application of those concepts for our individual lives as parents.
The format of this book briefly examines the external structures of family life throughout the cycle of human existence, from a Christian perspective. The natural family and the family of God are the most dynamic institutions formed by God. They are worthy of deeper understanding.
For years now, the church has been sidetracked with this idea of “Generational Curses.” We’ve watched throngs of Christians swarm to the altars attempting to stop the evil consequences that their forefather’s decisions made upon their lives. And… for many years as a pastor, I taught about Generational Curses -- and had seemingly great results. This book shows a better way.
The field of counseling, as it relates to church, is exceedingly vast and varied. Opinions on the place, merit and function of this process of helping and healing are broadly debated and controversial. Those who have benefited from wise counseling are convinced in their hearts of its worth and proclaim its power.
A crisis is an event, whether a “normal” part of our developmental life or “accident,” which temporarily changes our world and necessitates an emotional/spiritual adjustment. Crises are not of themselves good or bad. Their impact is determined by the meaning one gives to the event, and the feelings generated. Let me illustrate by using the story that opened this book. The event that occurred was