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Relationships: Mercy in the Mess

Posted on 3/31/2014 by Paul Tripp

This is the second devotional in an 8-part series on Relationships.  

We all dream of the perfect relationship. You know, the one that’s free of disagreement, conflict, communication difficulties, power battles, anger and control. We can envision what it would be like. The problem is, none of

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Relationships: Gaining Ground

Posted on 3/3/2014 by Paul Tripp

This is the first devotional in an 8-part series on Relationships.

Be honest with yourself. In some way, you've been disappointed with every relationship you've ever had. It's the universal experience of everyone this side of eternity. No, it's not that you've met the wrong people or that you lack relational skills. It's that every relationship you've had, you've had in a fallen world.

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Ringing in the New Year

Posted on 1/6/2014 by Paul Tripp

It's that time of year again - time to ring in the New Year with dramatic resolutions fueled by the hope of immediate and significant personal life change.

Let’s be honest. The reality is that few smokers actually quit because of a single

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Working Your Way Up

Posted on 11/25/2013 by Paul Tripp

Why do we all seem to want more?
Why is it so hard for us to accept less?
Why do we get haunted by bigger and better?
Why is it so difficult to be satisfied?
Why it is so hard to be content?

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It Won't Wear Out

Posted on 11/5/2013 by Paul Tripp

Have you noticed that everything in your life wears out? The sweater that you loved so much and wore winter after winter, is now stuffed in the bottom drawer of your dresser, threadbare, unused, and unwanted.

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Reasons to Be Passive - Part 3

Posted on 10/28/2013 by Paul Tripp

Passivity is rarely the result of a conscious decision. You don’t wake up one morning and say to yourself, "I’m going to begin to view myself as powerless. I’m going to look on God as small. So from now on, I’ll just close my

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Reasons to Be Passive - Part 2

Posted on 9/23/2013 by Paul Tripp

The Magnitude Argument: “The Problem Is Too Big”

Maybe you’re looking at the chaotic life of a loved one and are overwhelmed at all that needs to change. Or maybe you’re considering your marriage, and all the years that have poured over the dam, and it simply seems impossible to turn it around.

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Reasons to Be Passive - Part 1

Posted on 9/2/2013 by Paul Tripp

Apart from an active faith in God’s sovereignty and grace, it’s easy to throw up our hands and adopt a “What’s the use?” mentality.  If it’s going to be so hard to make really significant

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A Welcome to Honest Living

Posted on 8/5/2013 by Paul Tripp

The Bible is honest about life in this fallen world. This honesty is a sign of God’s love. He’s the wise and gentle father preparing his child for that

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