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

  • Ep. 390 Webinar: Making Sense of Our Sexually Confused Culture

    20/01/2022 Duración: 01h02min

    Show Main Idea: Today’s sexually confused society is not difficult to understand if you interpret the problem through the correct filter. It used to be that everyone identified as a male or female, based on objective anatomical evidence at a child’s birth. In the past few decades, what has always been evident to the naked eye is now fluid; it is “to be determined,” based on other criteria that you can’t know until the child becomes an adult. In this talk, I seek to make sense of sexual confusion while offering help and hope for those caught in the tension of two worldviews. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-390-webinar-making-sense-of-our-sexually-confused-culture/ 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/

  • Diagramming the Heart of the Angry Person

    18/01/2022 Duración: 30min

    Have you ever wondered what is going on in the mind of the angry person? It’s not what you might think. Anger is our most common and problematic enemy that can set up camp in our hearts. If practiced often, it can become a habit that destroys our minds and relationships. Yes, our minds; it’s more than a behavior. It’s a heart condition, first of all. To get rid of it, we must understand its exact cause. We will begin to take down the behavior as we address the source practically. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/diagramming-the-heart-of-the-angry-person/ 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/

  • Are You a Restful Soul? How to Enter God's Rest

    15/01/2022 Duración: 30min

    Let’s free associate: what goes through your mind when you think about rest? What does rest mean to you, and how do you obtain it? Perhaps it would be good to ask yourself if you are a restful soul. Knowing how to rest and being at rest are essentials in our fearful and frenetic world. Though Christians should be the most restful of all humanity, it’s not a given, which is why practically thinking about rest is worth our time. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/are-you-a-restful-soul-how-to-enter-gods-rest/ 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. 389 Comprehensive Data-Gathering Is Crucial to Help Victims

    13/01/2022 Duración: 30min

    Shows Main Idea – Helping the victims of abuse cannot be like looking down a tube, excluding comprehensive, peripheral data-gathering. You must believe the victim so much that you want to investigate every possible option to find the whole truth about the abuse so that you can serve the offended and offender in the best possible ways. In this episode, Rick talks about two ways to investigate abuse situations—the inverted and comprehensive belief models and why the latter is the wisest way to help victims. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-389-comprehensive-data-gathering-is-crucial-to-help-victims/ 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/

  • My Husband Does Not Love or Protect Me

    11/01/2022 Duración: 30min

    There are times when we can deceive ourselves into believing we are doing good when we’re not. The deceptions of sin are subtle. Having someone speak into the things we cannot see is vital, which is what I did with Biff and Mable. This mindmap (below) unravels their tangled marriage by showing how and why he did not love his wife well while choosing to love others more. He had twisted ruling motives of the heart. No surprise; I have them, too. But it was worse. He used the Bible to support his actions. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/my-husband-does-not-protect-me-a-mind-map-case-study/ 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/

  • Honoring Does Not Mean Giving Others Everything They Want

    09/01/2022 Duración: 30min

    There are times when you have to do hard things for those whom you love. You do the difficult things because—in some situations—it’s the best way to honor someone. Some caring friends have a hard time applying this truth to those they love. Usually, they are afraid not to acquiesce to the demands because of the gaslighting and manipulations. They must come to terms with this complicated truth: honoring others does not mean letting them run all over you. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/honoring-someone-does-not-mean-to-give-them-everything-they-want/ 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/

  • What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Here's Some Advice

    06/01/2022 Duración: 30min

    What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s not just a question for the high school graduate. I did not figure out what I wanted to be after growing up until I was thirty-eight years old. Some of us are a bit slower than the average bear. If you’re uncertain about your niche in life, I have some valuable advice for you. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/what-do-you-want-to-be-when-you-grow-up-heres-some-advice/ 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. 388 Webinar: Victory Over True Guilt, Defeating a False Sense of Guilt

    04/01/2022 Duración: 01h03min

    Shows Main Idea – Guilt and conviction are two of many kindnesses from the Lord. We would not know there was something wrong with us if the Spirit did not let us know. But because we live in a post-Genesis three world, there is confusion about guilt and conviction. This webinar addresses the confusion while bringing practical insight into how to respond to true conviction, the effects of feelings not from God, and how to live in the freedom of the Lord’s forgiveness. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-388-webinar-victory-over-true-guilt-defeating-a-false-sense-of-guilt/ 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. 387 Webinar Human Motivations and Shaping Influences

    02/01/2022 Duración: 01h08min

    Show Main Idea: Everyone is different because of our unique and diverse shaping influences. Understanding what motivates an individual is essential to do competent soul care. This webinar is an in-depth exploration of our human motivations and shaping influences with practical applications that will help you understand those you care about the most. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-387-webinar-human-motivations-and-shaping-influences/ 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. 386 Young Adult Shares Six Reasons to Give Up Social Media

    31/12/2021 Duración: 55min

    Shows Main Idea – "In our modern world of progression and electronic communication, social media has become the primary way information is distributed and people connect. It is not common to find someone without social media, from personal to professional relationships, yet here I am." In this episode, Rick interviews Tristen Thomas as she shares six reasons to reduce or give up social media. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-386-young-adult-shares-six-reasons-to-give-up-social-media/ 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/

  • Eight Practical and Transformative Ways to Think About Your Past

    29/12/2021 Duración: 30min

    Thinking about our past can be a good thing. There is a lot made of a person’s past in the counseling world. Our history is important because God was in our past. (cf. Jeremiah 1:5; Ephesians 1:3-11). The Lord did not show up in our lives at the point of salvation. Omniscient and omnipresent, God has always been aware of and involved in our lives. He knows more about our past, present, and future than we do. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/eight-ways-to-think-about-your-past-those-things-that-happened-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/

  • Every Christian Should Be Counseling; It's God's Call On Our LIves

    28/12/2021 Duración: 30min

    One of the most unintended consequences of the biblical counseling movement is that counseling is for a select number of Christians. Though God has blessed the biblical counseling movement over the past several decades, one of the problems with the unprecedented growth of biblical counseling is that we forgot to tell the church that counseling is for everyone, not just a few (Romans 15:14). God’s call on your life is to go and make disciples, a synonym for counseling. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/any-christian-can-counsel-are-you-counseling/ 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/

  • Are You Happy? Time for a Post-Christmas Follow-Up

    26/12/2021 Duración: 30min

    We express satisfaction about something based on how much we value it. The formula is “value creates satisfaction.” If we don’t value it, we won’t find satisfaction with it. For example, if you have received a long-anticipated or cherished gift, you responded with joy because it was something that you valued. For the believer, when you appreciate God more than anything else, you will experience the greatest joy possible. You will be forever happy because Christ is eternally valuable. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/a-post-christmas-follow-up-are-you-happy/ 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 Number One Sign of Authentic Christianity

    24/12/2021 Duración: 30min

    Authentic and mature Christianity is always on the mind of any discipler because it is crucial to discern such things with those who receive your care. As much as you can subjectively understand, the actual spiritual condition of a person is essential to know. Here are a few practical ways to help you think correctly about those you love. As you work through this content, give proper consideration to yourself to see how well you’re maturing in Christ, too. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/the-number-one-sign-of-authentic-christianity/ 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 Unforgiveness Lingers, Resentment and Bitterness Enter

    22/12/2021 Duración: 30min

    Supporter Question: As a full-time elder and pastor for 27 years, I have seen and walked with people through many forms of offenses and relational conflict. Your articles are helpful and needed in the church today. In the following scenario, I wonder if you could address forgiveness and the need to walk free from resentment and bitterness. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/when-unforgiveness-lingers-resentment-and-bitterness-enter/ 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. 385 Webinar: Essentials Things Before Helping Someone Change

    20/12/2021 Duración: 01h04min

    Show Main Idea: Some people are hard to be attracted to, and when I find myself thinking like this, I know I have lost my divine perspective, and my discipling of them is on the verge of being ineffective. Thus, I must recalibrate my heart to God's perspective and the gospel before I can help them change. In this practical webinar, Rick breaks down into a granular level the essential things you need to know before you can help others change. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-385-webinar-essential-things-before-helping-someone-change/ 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. 384 Webinar: The Critical Spouse – The Insecure Spouse

    17/12/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    Show Main Idea: When one spouse is consistently critical and the other is insecure, the relationship polarizes and will not correct itself without radical changes. The problem is the insecure spouse wants the good, proper, and biblical desires of love, respect, and acceptance, but the critical spouse is sinning, choosing not to provide them. This vital webinar speaks to the underlying root problems with this type of relational conundrum, practical steps to change, and the ultimate solution. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-384-webinar-the-critical-spouse-the-insecure-spouse/ 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 Gospel Is More Than a Birth to Death Story

    15/12/2021 Duración: 30min

    The gospel is more than a birth-to-death story. The life and death of Christ are part of an incredible golden chain that reaches from eternity past to eternity future. The best news of all is we can enjoy the full benefits of the gospel by faith—no works, just trust. Christ has done all the work for us. Our job is to apply and benefit from all aspects of the gospel. The key question is whether we are fully understanding and applying the full measure of the gospel to our lives. Read Here: https://rickthomas.net/the-gospel-is-more-than-a-birth-to-death-story/ 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. 383 Six Resources to Help You Think About Our Cultural Crisis

    14/12/2021 Duración: 30min

    The interplay between the Christian and secular worlds is relevant for all believers. Knowing “what is truth” is always a struggle for anyone, but especially when those who own the airwaves breathe out one-sided stories predominantly. This past week, I benefited from a few smaller voices that shared contrary messages to the standard groupthink. These folks talked about some of the most critical events in today’s culture. I’m not suggesting they own the truth; these resources merely offer alternate opinions. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-383-six-resources-to-help-you-think-about-our-cultural-crisis/ 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. 382 Webinar: Parenting – The Important Role of Fathers

    12/12/2021 Duración: 01h57s

    Show Main Idea: A child’s earliest understanding of God the Father comes from their earthly fathers. The psychological term in early child development is mutual exclusivity, a child assigning one label to describe all items within the category. The culture understands the concept but they don’t have the best answers. In this webinar, Rick talks about how many children initially map their experience with their fathers over how they think about God the Father. He speaks to the problem while providing practical training for us to parent well. Show Notes: https://rickthomas.net/podcast/ep-382-webinar-parenting-the-important-role-of-fathers/ 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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