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December 2016 Newsletter

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Give a Gift That Can Transform Lives

This Christmas, what if you could give loved ones and friends a gift that has God’s potential for transforming their lives? What if you could give them something that would teach them to experience more of the Abundant Life Jesus promised us? Wouldn’t that be one of the best gifts they would receive? Imagine how much better their lives could be living closer to God and the way he designed us to live.

Give your loved ones and friends a tool that explains all of God’s New Testament principles and skills for living

My new book, Driving Through Heaven: The Complete Guide to Knowing God and Living in His Kingdom on Earth,

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Help Me Improve Chapt. 2 of What One Person Can Do to Fix Their Marriage

CHAPTER 2

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Help Me Make This Book Better, and in return, receive 2 gifts!

This is the 3rd installment of a new book I'm writing for people who need marriage help. The contents will work equally well for all relationships, so even if you are single, or have a great marriage, you can still benefit from the book, will understand it, and can advise me with your reaction and questions.

In the book, I share the same New Testament principles and skills that I've taught for over 30 years to the many individual clients and couples who seek my help alone to save their marriages. Yes, I continue to provide personal Christian life-skills coaching for people (many have been asking

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Free Access to Chapt. 1 of My New Marriage Book

CHAPTER 1

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I Need Your Advice On Improving the Manuscript

As I shared with you in mid-October, I’m writing a new book for individuals who need marriage help but whose spouses are reluctant to work on improving the relationship. In the book, I share the same biblical principles and skills that I have taught for over 20 years to the many individual clients who sought my help alone to save their marriages.

Regardless of your relationship situation, while the book is focused on improving marriages, the contents will work equally well for all relationships, so even if you are single, or have a great marriage, you can still benefit from the book, will understand it, and can advise me

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My Newest Book Beta Test for Your Review

What One Person Can Do GRAPHIC

Learn Relationship Principles and Skills + Help Me Improve My Manuscript

I’m writing a new book for individuals who need marriage help but whose spouses are reluctant to work on improving the relationship, get counseling, or otherwise changing and growing. As the title states, I will share the same biblical principles and skills that I have taught for over 20 years to the many individual clients who sought my help alone to save their marriages.

I have been just as successful helping individuals improve their marriages as I have working with couples, and I explain why this works in the introduction which is available for immediate reading online or download.

While the book is focused on improving marriages, the contents

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How to Have a Relationship with Your Heavenly Father

It is easy to relate with our heavenly Dad because he made us to be like him

God encouraged me to refer to him as “Dad” to help me think of him that way. Jesus was the first to refer to God as “Dad.” In the gospels, he calls our heavenly father “Abba,” which is Jesus’ native Aramaic language for dad or daddy.

Early in Genesis, God tells us that he made us in his image—like him in ways critical to relating with him. Knowing what we are like helps us to understand God.  Here are some of our characteristics that are the same as God:

  • We have a mind made like God’s, processing thoughts as he does.
  • We have
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Made to Be Like God #4–Relationships

Our Relational Dimension

This is the 4th in a series of five posts on the Five Dimensions with Which God Made us .

Links to the previous posts are at the bottom of this post, and briefly introduce our spiritual, intellectual, and emotional dimensions.

Relationships are 4th in priority because our spiritual health and thinking controls how we act in relationships, and our emotions are essential for communicating.  God made us to live interdependently with him and others.

We cannot experience the Abundant Life he promised us without many caring relationships in which we give and receive love.  Healthy fulfilling relationships are dependent upon how well we use relational skills.

Relational Skills We All Need to do Well

Here are

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