4 Things Not To Say To A Friend Who Is Suffering

4 Things Not To Say To A Friend Who Is Suffering

Bob Martin Suffering surprises us. Our mother is suddenly taken to the hospital. We go through a break-up. Our husband has open-heart surgery. Each person in our group will go through a valley. But here are four things not to say to a friend who is suffering. 1. Don’t...
4 Things Not To Say To A Friend Who Is Suffering

Borrowing Other People’s Words to Pray

Bob Martin I often struggle with prayer. I feel empty-headed, and I revert back to simple words and phrases that I’ve used again-and-again to speak to God. Fortunately, I have found three places where I can borrow others’ words to help me pray. 1. Book of Common...
4 Things Not To Say To A Friend Who Is Suffering

How Can Our Group Pray in Different Ways?

Bob Martin   Is your group in a prayer rut? How can you freshen up your group prayer times? How do you lead your group in a worship-based prayer style? Don Bartemus shares how to: Lead a worship-based prayer time Pray easily for each other’s requests around a...
4 Things Not To Say To A Friend Who Is Suffering

How Do I Help Someone Who Is Depressed?

Bob Martin Pastor of Soul Care Jeff Ballard opens up the topic of depression so that we can see that it’s encouraging that a person would share this with us, that even the famous pastor Charles Spurgeon struggled in this way, and there are practical takeaways for us...