Gary Sweeten Review

July 23, 2007 | Comments Off on Gary Sweeten Review

My friend, Gary Sweeten, has posted an excellent review of Why Didn’t You Warn Me? on his blog. I quote Gary several times in the book. He has taught me more than almost any other person in terms of communication, renewing the mind, counseling skills, and inner healing. When he was with the LIFE Conferences […]

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How about a Marriage Group?

July 11, 2007 | Comments Off on How about a Marriage Group?

Marie Guthrie offers an excellent article on CT’s Marriage Partnership on the value of a couples’ group, and especially leading one. She’s honest about the joys and struggles, and how she and her husband grew by getting real in their first group and then leading together. She also gives a great overview of how to […]

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Small Groups that Lead to Transformation

July 9, 2007 | Comments Off on Small Groups that Lead to Transformation

When I lead a small group, there are several elements I consider essential. As I’ve mentioned before, my goal is always to work in conjunction with the Holy Spirit to bring each member to maturity in Christ. Or at least to more maturity than when they started the group. John Ortberg has an excellent piece […]

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Shaping Leaders and Members for Maturity

July 6, 2007 | Comments Off on Shaping Leaders and Members for Maturity

Brett Eastman, CEO and Founder of Lifetogether, Inc., has written a great article on coaching leaders. In “Shaping Shepherds and Sheep: 6 steps to mentor your leaders and their groups,” he uses MENTOR as an acronym of the steps to help you guide your small group leaders to spiritual maturity—so they can lead their members. […]

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Thank God for our Independence

July 4, 2007 | Comments Off on Thank God for our Independence

Two hundred and thirty one years ago in Philadelphia, a small band of statesmen drafted and signed a document outlining a list of grievances against the British crown and declaring the independence of the colonies from the tyrannical government of Great Britain. In doing so, they pledged to one another and the new nation their […]

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Small Groups Help Us Change

July 2, 2007 | Comments Off on Small Groups Help Us Change

Michael Smalley at says, Numerous studies have discovered how powerful small groups can be in terms of our emotional satisfaction in life. Married people should really pay attention to this information. Dr. David Olson discovered that for couples who attend a marriage enrichment weekend and then follow up the weekend by getting involved in […]

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