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Holes Posted by Family Health 360 on November 5 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ In a recent conversation regarding the counseling of an eight year-old boy suffering from multiple genetically derived disorders and his anger toward God, several concepts of parental response and counseling support were discussed. We agreed that a child of eight is able to understand theology, providing the word or concept of theology is not included in the lessons. The primary concern that came up was that this child is still young enough to have only learned certain aspects of a given theology, or has likely forgotten some of what he has learned. Either way, parents need to inquire frequently with their children to remain constantly aware of their level of theological competency. For example, the theology of sin is one of the first things children learn about as they are introduced to Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert, in his book A Theology of Biblical Counseling, explains that human beings have a nature that is oriented away from God. Sin does not just describe the bad things human beings do or fail to do. More fundamentally, it describes who we are as wicked people.” So of that very basic analysis of sin, how much of it do you believe your child understands. For the eight year-old mentioned earlier, it was speculated that he can explain that sin is the things we do wrong, and Jesus came to save us. Your child may know more or less, depending on...
Surviving the Storm: Praying Through It Posted by Family Health 360 on October 18, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has already done for so many others. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:28-29) God is waiting to hear from you. Talk to Him; He longs to hear your cry. Through prayer, the Lord can calm your storm. Main Lesson Prayer is not a difficult endeavor; it is simply you talking with God. The most difficult part of prayer is faith. If prayer is to be effective in your life, it is necessary ...
Fear, Faith, and the Future Posted by Family Health 360 on October 13, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Introduction Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the outcomes are not in focus, is at best unsettling. In many cases, couples, parents, and children live in extreme fear of the future because they lack faith in that future’s potential. These are not unnatural reactions to expected change. In fact, fear is a natural aspect of the post-fall human flesh. The Future 1 John 4:18 informs us that in order to experience the elimination of fear, we must receive the Lord. It is only through the Lord’s grace that punishment is not in our future. Consider that there are two aspects of our eternity; that which we will...
Dream Big Posted by Family Health 360 on October 2, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills. • I cannot seek the education and career I want, because I am already well into my adult years. • I cannot become the person God wants me to be, because of my past transgressions. • I cannot enter into missionary or ministry service because I am not young enough. Of course, each of these excuses are based on fear and have roots running deep from one’s weakness of faith. Never the less, these feelings are very real for the person experiencing them, and for most people, they will direct their lives. We have all heard the term, self-fulfilling prophesy; but...
Marriage Ministry Posted by Family Health 360 on October 3, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special partnership that the Lord likens to His own relationship with His church – your marriage. Let us look at the three areas of influence you have as a natural byproduct of your marriage relationship: Spouse Your first ministry influence is over your spouse. Husbands and wives are continuously looking to each other to see the Lord in action in their partner’s life. Of course, there are a number of things that must be in place for the Lord’s presence in one’s life to be apparent to your...

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Holes Posted by Family Health 360 on November 5 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ In a recent conversation regarding the counseling of an eight year-old boy suffering from multiple genetically derived disorders and his anger toward God, several concepts of parental response and counseling support were discussed. We agreed that a child of eight is able to understand theology, providing the word or concept of theology is not included in the lessons. The primary concern that came up was that this child is still young enough to have only learned certain aspects of a given theology, or has likely forgotten some of what he has learned. Either way, parents need to inquire frequently with their children to remain constantly aware of their level of theological competency. For example, the theology of sin is one of the first things children learn about as they are introduced to Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert, in his book A Theology of Biblical Counseling, explains that human beings have a nature that is oriented away from God. Sin does not just describe the bad things human beings do or fail to do. More fundamentally, it describes who we are as wicked people.” So of that very basic analysis of sin, how much of it do you believe your child understands. For the eight year-old mentioned earlier, it was speculated that he can explain that sin is the things we do wrong, and Jesus came to save us. Your child may know more or less, depending on... Surviving the Storm: Praying Through It Posted by Family Health 360 on October 18, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has already done for so many others. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:28-29) God is waiting to hear from you. Talk to Him; He longs to hear your cry. Through prayer, the Lord can calm your storm. Main Lesson Prayer is not a difficult endeavor; it is simply you talking with God. The most difficult part of prayer is faith. If prayer is to be effective in your life, it is necessary ... Fear, Faith, and the Future Posted by Family Health 360 on October 13, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Introduction Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the outcomes are not in focus, is at best unsettling. In many cases, couples, parents, and children live in extreme fear of the future because they lack faith in that future’s potential. These are not unnatural reactions to expected change. In fact, fear is a natural aspect of the post-fall human flesh. The Future 1 John 4:18 informs us that in order to experience the elimination of fear, we must receive the Lord. It is only through the Lord’s grace that punishment is not in our future. Consider that there are two aspects of our eternity; that which we will...
Dream Big Posted by Family Health 360 on October 2, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills. • I cannot seek the education and career I want, because I am already well into my adult years. • I cannot become the person God wants me to be, because of my past transgressions. • I cannot enter into missionary or ministry service because I am not young enough. Of course, each of these excuses are based on fear and have roots running deep from one’s weakness of faith. Never the less, these feelings are very real for the person experiencing them, and for most people, they will direct their lives. We have all heard the term, self-fulfilling prophesy; but...
Marriage Ministry Posted by Family Health 360 on October 3, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special partnership that the Lord likens to His own relationship with His church – your marriage. Let us look at the three areas of influence you have as a natural byproduct of your marriage relationship: Spouse Your first ministry influence is over your spouse. Husbands and wives are continuously looking to each other to see the Lord in action in their partner’s life. Of course, there are a number of things that must be in place for the Lord’s presence in one’s life to be apparent to your...

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Holes Posted by Family Health 360 on November 5 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ In a recent conversation regarding the counseling of an eight year-old boy suffering from multiple genetically derived disorders and his anger toward God, several concepts of parental response and counseling support were discussed. We agreed that a child of eight is able to understand theology, providing the word or concept of theology is not included in the lessons. The primary concern that came up was that this child is still young enough to have only learned certain aspects of a given theology, or has likely forgotten some of what he has learned. Either way, parents need to inquire frequently with their children to remain constantly aware of their level of theological competency. For example, the theology of sin is one of the first things children learn about as they are introduced to Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert, in his book A Theology of Biblical Counseling, explains that human beings have a nature that is oriented away from God. Sin does not just describe the bad things human beings do or fail to do. More fundamentally, it describes who we are as wicked people.” So of that very basic analysis of sin, how much of it do you believe your child understands. For the eight year-old mentioned earlier, it was speculated that he can explain that sin is the things we do wrong, and Jesus came to save us. Your child may know more or less, depending on... Surviving the Storm: Praying Through It Posted by Family Health 360 on October 18, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has already done for so many others. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:28-29) God is waiting to hear from you. Talk to Him; He longs to hear your cry. Through prayer, the Lord can calm your storm. Main Lesson Prayer is not a difficult endeavor; it is simply you talking with God. The most difficult part of prayer is faith. If prayer is to be effective in your life, it is necessary ... Fear, Faith, and the Future Posted by Family Health 360 on October 13, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Introduction Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the outcomes are not in focus, is at best unsettling. In many cases, couples, parents, and children live in extreme fear of the future because they lack faith in that future’s potential. These are not unnatural reactions to expected change. In fact, fear is a natural aspect of the post-fall human flesh. The Future 1 John 4:18 informs us that in order to experience the elimination of fear, we must receive the Lord. It is only through the Lord’s grace that punishment is not in our future. Consider that there are two aspects of our eternity; that which we will...
Dream Big Posted by Family Health 360 on October 2, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills. • I cannot seek the education and career I want, because I am already well into my adult years. • I cannot become the person God wants me to be, because of my past transgressions. • I cannot enter into missionary or ministry service because I am not young enough. Of course, each of these excuses are based on fear and have roots running deep from one’s weakness of faith. Never the less, these feelings are very real for the person experiencing them, and for most people, they will direct their lives. We have all heard the term, self-fulfilling prophesy; but...
Marriage Ministry Posted by Family Health 360 on October 3, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special partnership that the Lord likens to His own relationship with His church – your marriage. Let us look at the three areas of influence you have as a natural byproduct of your marriage relationship: Spouse Your first ministry influence is over your spouse. Husbands and wives are continuously looking to each other to see the Lord in action in their partner’s life. Of course, there are a number of things that must be in place for the Lord’s presence in one’s life to be apparent to your...

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Holes Posted by Family Health 360 on November 5 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ In a recent conversation regarding the counseling of an eight year-old boy suffering from multiple genetically derived disorders and his anger toward God, several concepts of parental response and counseling support were discussed. We agreed that a child of eight is able to understand theology, providing the word or concept of theology is not included in the lessons. The primary concern that came up was that this child is still young enough to have only learned certain aspects of a given theology, or has likely forgotten some of what he has learned. Either way, parents need to inquire frequently with their children to remain constantly aware of their level of theological competency. For example, the theology of sin is one of the first things children learn about as they are introduced to Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert, in his book A Theology of Biblical Counseling, explains that human beings have a nature that is oriented away from God. Sin does not just describe the bad things human beings do or fail to do. More fundamentally, it describes who we are as wicked people.” So of that very basic analysis of sin, how much of it do you believe your child understands. For the eight year-old mentioned earlier, it was speculated that he can explain that sin is the things we do wrong, and Jesus came to save us. Your child may know more or less, depending on... Surviving the Storm: Praying Through It Posted by Family Health 360 on October 18, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has already done for so many others. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:28-29) God is waiting to hear from you. Talk to Him; He longs to hear your cry. Through prayer, the Lord can calm your storm. Main Lesson Prayer is not a difficult endeavor; it is simply you talking with God. The most difficult part of prayer is faith. If prayer is to be effective in your life, it is necessary ... Fear, Faith, and the Future Posted by Family Health 360 on October 13, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Introduction Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the outcomes are not in focus, is at best unsettling. In many cases, couples, parents, and children live in extreme fear of the future because they lack faith in that future’s potential. These are not unnatural reactions to expected change. In fact, fear is a natural aspect of the post-fall human flesh. The Future 1 John 4:18 informs us that in order to experience the elimination of fear, we must receive the Lord. It is only through the Lord’s grace that punishment is not in our future. Consider that there are two aspects of our eternity; that which we will...
Dream Big Posted by Family Health 360 on October 2, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills. • I cannot seek the education and career I want, because I am already well into my adult years. • I cannot become the person God wants me to be, because of my past transgressions. • I cannot enter into missionary or ministry service because I am not young enough. Of course, each of these excuses are based on fear and have roots running deep from one’s weakness of faith. Never the less, these feelings are very real for the person experiencing them, and for most people, they will direct their lives. We have all heard the term, self-fulfilling prophesy; but...
Marriage Ministry Posted by Family Health 360 on October 3, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special partnership that the Lord likens to His own relationship with His church – your marriage. Let us look at the three areas of influence you have as a natural byproduct of your marriage relationship: Spouse Your first ministry influence is over your spouse. Husbands and wives are continuously looking to each other to see the Lord in action in their partner’s life. Of course, there are a number of things that must be in place for the Lord’s presence in one’s life to be apparent to your...
Holes Posted by Family Health 360 on November 5 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ In a recent conversation regarding the counseling of an eight year-old boy suffering from multiple genetically derived disorders and his anger toward God, several concepts of parental response and counseling support were discussed. We agreed that a child of eight is able to understand theology, providing the word or concept of theology is not included in the lessons. The primary concern that came up was that this child is still young enough to have only learned certain aspects of a given theology, or has likely forgotten some of what he has learned. Either way, parents need to inquire frequently with their children to remain constantly aware of their level of theological competency. For example, the theology of sin is one of the first things children learn about as they are introduced to Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert, in his book A Theology of Biblical Counseling, explains that human beings have a nature that is oriented away from God. Sin does not just describe the bad things human beings do or fail to do. More fundamentally, it describes who we are as wicked people.” So of that very basic analysis of sin, how much of it do you believe your child understands. For the eight year-old mentioned earlier, it was speculated that he can explain that sin is the things we do wrong, and Jesus came to save us. Your child may know more or less, depending on...
Surviving the Storm: Praying Through It Posted by Family Health 360 on October 18, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has already done for so many others. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:28-29) God is waiting to hear from you. Talk to Him; He longs to hear your cry. Through prayer, the Lord can calm your storm. Main Lesson Prayer is not a difficult endeavor; it is simply you talking with God. The most difficult part of prayer is faith. If prayer is to be effective in your life, it is necessary ...
Fear, Faith, and the Future Posted by Family Health 360 on October 13, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Introduction Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the outcomes are not in focus, is at best unsettling. In many cases, couples, parents, and children live in extreme fear of the future because they lack faith in that future’s potential. These are not unnatural reactions to expected change. In fact, fear is a natural aspect of the post-fall human flesh. The Future 1 John 4:18 informs us that in order to experience the elimination of fear, we must receive the Lord. It is only through the Lord’s grace that punishment is not in our future. Consider that there are two aspects of our eternity; that which we will...
Dream Big Posted by Family Health 360 on October 2, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills. • I cannot seek the education and career I want, because I am already well into my adult years. • I cannot become the person God wants me to be, because of my past transgressions. • I cannot enter into missionary or ministry service because I am not young enough. Of course, each of these excuses are based on fear and have roots running deep from one’s weakness of faith. Never the less, these feelings are very real for the person experiencing them, and for most people, they will direct their lives. We have all heard the term, self-fulfilling prophesy; but...
Marriage Ministry Posted by Family Health 360 on October 3, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special partnership that the Lord likens to His own relationship with His church – your marriage. Let us look at the three areas of influence you have as a natural byproduct of your marriage relationship: Spouse Your first ministry influence is over your spouse. Husbands and wives are continuously looking to each other to see the Lord in action in their partner’s life. Of course, there are a number of things that must be in place for the Lord’s presence in one’s life to be apparent to your...

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Holes Posted by Family Health 360 on November 5 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ In a recent conversation regarding the counseling of an eight year-old boy suffering from multiple genetically derived disorders and his anger toward God, several concepts of parental response and counseling support were discussed. We agreed that a child of eight is able to understand theology, providing the word or concept of theology is not included in the lessons. The primary concern that came up was that this child is still young enough to have only learned certain aspects of a given theology, or has likely forgotten some of what he has learned. Either way, parents need to inquire frequently with their children to remain constantly aware of their level of theological competency. For example, the theology of sin is one of the first things children learn about as they are introduced to Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert, in his book A Theology of Biblical Counseling, explains that human beings have a nature that is oriented away from God. Sin does not just describe the bad things human beings do or fail to do. More fundamentally, it describes who we are as wicked people.” So of that very basic analysis of sin, how much of it do you believe your child understands. For the eight year-old mentioned earlier, it was speculated that he can explain that sin is the things we do wrong, and Jesus came to save us. Your child may know more or less, depending on... Surviving the Storm: Praying Through It Posted by Family Health 360 on October 18, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has already done for so many others. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:28-29) God is waiting to hear from you. Talk to Him; He longs to hear your cry. Through prayer, the Lord can calm your storm. Main Lesson Prayer is not a difficult endeavor; it is simply you talking with God. The most difficult part of prayer is faith. If prayer is to be effective in your life, it is necessary ... Fear, Faith, and the Future Posted by Family Health 360 on October 13, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Introduction Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the outcomes are not in focus, is at best unsettling. In many cases, couples, parents, and children live in extreme fear of the future because they lack faith in that future’s potential. These are not unnatural reactions to expected change. In fact, fear is a natural aspect of the post-fall human flesh. The Future 1 John 4:18 informs us that in order to experience the elimination of fear, we must receive the Lord. It is only through the Lord’s grace that punishment is not in our future. Consider that there are two aspects of our eternity; that which we will...
Dream Big Posted by Family Health 360 on October 2, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills. • I cannot seek the education and career I want, because I am already well into my adult years. • I cannot become the person God wants me to be, because of my past transgressions. • I cannot enter into missionary or ministry service because I am not young enough. Of course, each of these excuses are based on fear and have roots running deep from one’s weakness of faith. Never the less, these feelings are very real for the person experiencing them, and for most people, they will direct their lives. We have all heard the term, self-fulfilling prophesy; but...
Marriage Ministry Posted by Family Health 360 on October 3, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special partnership that the Lord likens to His own relationship with His church – your marriage. Let us look at the three areas of influence you have as a natural byproduct of your marriage relationship: Spouse Your first ministry influence is over your spouse. Husbands and wives are continuously looking to each other to see the Lord in action in their partner’s life. Of course, there are a number of things that must be in place for the Lord’s presence in one’s life to be apparent to your...

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Holes Posted by Family Health 360 on November 5 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ In a recent conversation regarding the counseling of an eight year-old boy suffering from multiple genetically derived disorders and his anger toward God, several concepts of parental response and counseling support were discussed. We agreed that a child of eight is able to understand theology, providing the word or concept of theology is not included in the lessons. The primary concern that came up was that this child is still young enough to have only learned certain aspects of a given theology, or has likely forgotten some of what he has learned. Either way, parents need to inquire frequently with their children to remain constantly aware of their level of theological competency. For example, the theology of sin is one of the first things children learn about as they are introduced to Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert, in his book A Theology of Biblical Counseling, explains that human beings have a nature that is oriented away from God. Sin does not just describe the bad things human beings do or fail to do. More fundamentally, it describes who we are as wicked people.” So of that very basic analysis of sin, how much of it do you believe your child understands. For the eight year-old mentioned earlier, it was speculated that he can explain that sin is the things we do wrong, and Jesus came to save us. Your child may know more or less, depending on... Surviving the Storm: Praying Through It Posted by Family Health 360 on October 18, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has already done for so many others. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:28-29) God is waiting to hear from you. Talk to Him; He longs to hear your cry. Through prayer, the Lord can calm your storm. Main Lesson Prayer is not a difficult endeavor; it is simply you talking with God. The most difficult part of prayer is faith. If prayer is to be effective in your life, it is necessary ... Fear, Faith, and the Future Posted by Family Health 360 on October 13, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Introduction Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the outcomes are not in focus, is at best unsettling. In many cases, couples, parents, and children live in extreme fear of the future because they lack faith in that future’s potential. These are not unnatural reactions to expected change. In fact, fear is a natural aspect of the post-fall human flesh. The Future 1 John 4:18 informs us that in order to experience the elimination of fear, we must receive the Lord. It is only through the Lord’s grace that punishment is not in our future. Consider that there are two aspects of our eternity; that which we will...
Dream Big Posted by Family Health 360 on October 2, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills. • I cannot seek the education and career I want, because I am already well into my adult years. • I cannot become the person God wants me to be, because of my past transgressions. • I cannot enter into missionary or ministry service because I am not young enough. Of course, each of these excuses are based on fear and have roots running deep from one’s weakness of faith. Never the less, these feelings are very real for the person experiencing them, and for most people, they will direct their lives. We have all heard the term, self-fulfilling prophesy; but...
Marriage Ministry Posted by Family Health 360 on October 3, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special partnership that the Lord likens to His own relationship with His church – your marriage. Let us look at the three areas of influence you have as a natural byproduct of your marriage relationship: Spouse Your first ministry influence is over your spouse. Husbands and wives are continuously looking to each other to see the Lord in action in their partner’s life. Of course, there are a number of things that must be in place for the Lord’s presence in one’s life to be apparent to your...
Holes Posted by Family Health 360 on November 5 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ In a recent conversation regarding the counseling of an eight year-old boy suffering from multiple genetically derived disorders and his anger toward God, several concepts of parental response and counseling support were discussed. We agreed that a child of eight is able to understand theology, providing the word or concept of theology is not included in the lessons. The primary concern that came up was that this child is still young enough to have only learned certain aspects of a given theology, or has likely forgotten some of what he has learned. Either way, parents need to inquire frequently with their children to remain constantly aware of their level of theological competency. For example, the theology of sin is one of the first things children learn about as they are introduced to Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert, in his book A Theology of Biblical Counseling, explains that human beings have a nature that is oriented away from God. Sin does not just describe the bad things human beings do or fail to do. More fundamentally, it describes who we are as wicked people.” So of that very basic analysis of sin, how much of it do you believe your child understands. For the eight year-old mentioned earlier, it was speculated that he can explain that sin is the things we do wrong, and Jesus came to save us. Your child may know more or less, depending on... Surviving the Storm: Praying Through It Posted by Family Health 360 on October 18, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has already done for so many others. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:28-29) God is waiting to hear from you. Talk to Him; He longs to hear your cry. Through prayer, the Lord can calm your storm. Main Lesson Prayer is not a difficult endeavor; it is simply you talking with God. The most difficult part of prayer is faith. If prayer is to be effective in your life, it is necessary ... Fear, Faith, and the Future Posted by Family Health 360 on October 13, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Introduction Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the outcomes are not in focus, is at best unsettling. In many cases, couples, parents, and children live in extreme fear of the future because they lack faith in that future’s potential. These are not unnatural reactions to expected change. In fact, fear is a natural aspect of the post-fall human flesh. The Future 1 John 4:18 informs us that in order to experience the elimination of fear, we must receive the Lord. It is only through the Lord’s grace that punishment is not in our future. Consider that there are two aspects of our eternity; that which we will...
Dream Big Posted by Family Health 360 on October 2, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills. • I cannot seek the education and career I want, because I am already well into my adult years. • I cannot become the person God wants me to be, because of my past transgressions. • I cannot enter into missionary or ministry service because I am not young enough. Of course, each of these excuses are based on fear and have roots running deep from one’s weakness of faith. Never the less, these feelings are very real for the person experiencing them, and for most people, they will direct their lives. We have all heard the term, self-fulfilling prophesy; but...
Marriage Ministry Posted by Family Health 360 on October 3, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special partnership that the Lord likens to His own relationship with His church – your marriage. Let us look at the three areas of influence you have as a natural byproduct of your marriage relationship: Spouse Your first ministry influence is over your spouse. Husbands and wives are continuously looking to each other to see the Lord in action in their partner’s life. Of course, there are a number of things that must be in place for the Lord’s presence in one’s life to be apparent to your...
Holes Posted by Family Health 360 on November 5 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ In a recent conversation regarding the counseling of an eight year-old boy suffering from multiple genetically derived disorders and his anger toward God, several concepts of parental response and counseling support were discussed. We agreed that a child of eight is able to understand theology, providing the word or concept of theology is not included in the lessons. The primary concern that came up was that this child is still young enough to have only learned certain aspects of a given theology, or has likely forgotten some of what he has learned. Either way, parents need to inquire frequently with their children to remain constantly aware of their level of theological competency. For example, the theology of sin is one of the first things children learn about as they are introduced to Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert, in his book A Theology of Biblical Counseling, explains that human beings have a nature that is oriented away from God. Sin does not just describe the bad things human beings do or fail to do. More fundamentally, it describes who we are as wicked people.” So of that very basic analysis of sin, how much of it do you believe your child understands. For the eight year-old mentioned earlier, it was speculated that he can explain that sin is the things we do wrong, and Jesus came to save us. Your child may know more or less, depending on... Surviving the Storm: Praying Through It Posted by Family Health 360 on October 18, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has already done for so many others. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:28-29) God is waiting to hear from you. Talk to Him; He longs to hear your cry. Through prayer, the Lord can calm your storm. Main Lesson Prayer is not a difficult endeavor; it is simply you talking with God. The most difficult part of prayer is faith. If prayer is to be effective in your life, it is necessary ... Fear, Faith, and the Future Posted by Family Health 360 on October 13, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Introduction Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the outcomes are not in focus, is at best unsettling. In many cases, couples, parents, and children live in extreme fear of the future because they lack faith in that future’s potential. These are not unnatural reactions to expected change. In fact, fear is a natural aspect of the post-fall human flesh. The Future 1 John 4:18 informs us that in order to experience the elimination of fear, we must receive the Lord. It is only through the Lord’s grace that punishment is not in our future. Consider that there are two aspects of our eternity; that which we will...
Dream Big Posted by Family Health 360 on October 2, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills. • I cannot seek the education and career I want, because I am already well into my adult years. • I cannot become the person God wants me to be, because of my past transgressions. • I cannot enter into missionary or ministry service because I am not young enough. Of course, each of these excuses are based on fear and have roots running deep from one’s weakness of faith. Never the less, these feelings are very real for the person experiencing them, and for most people, they will direct their lives. We have all heard the term, self-fulfilling prophesy; but...
Marriage Ministry Posted by Family Health 360 on October 3, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special partnership that the Lord likens to His own relationship with His church – your marriage. Let us look at the three areas of influence you have as a natural byproduct of your marriage relationship: Spouse Your first ministry influence is over your spouse. Husbands and wives are continuously looking to each other to see the Lord in action in their partner’s life. Of course, there are a number of things that must be in place for the Lord’s presence in one’s life to be apparent to your...

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Holes Posted by Family Health 360 on November 5 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ In a recent conversation regarding the counseling of an eight year-old boy suffering from multiple genetically derived disorders and his anger toward God, several concepts of parental response and counseling support were discussed. We agreed that a child of eight is able to understand theology, providing the word or concept of theology is not included in the lessons. The primary concern that came up was that this child is still young enough to have only learned certain aspects of a given theology, or has likely forgotten some of what he has learned. Either way, parents need to inquire frequently with their children to remain constantly aware of their level of theological competency. For example, the theology of sin is one of the first things children learn about as they are introduced to Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert, in his book A Theology of Biblical Counseling, explains that human beings have a nature that is oriented away from God. Sin does not just describe the bad things human beings do or fail to do. More fundamentally, it describes who we are as wicked people.” So of that very basic analysis of sin, how much of it do you believe your child understands. For the eight year-old mentioned earlier, it was speculated that he can explain that sin is the things we do wrong, and Jesus came to save us. Your child may know more or less, depending on... Surviving the Storm: Praying Through It Posted by Family Health 360 on October 18, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has already done for so many others. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:28-29) God is waiting to hear from you. Talk to Him; He longs to hear your cry. Through prayer, the Lord can calm your storm. Main Lesson Prayer is not a difficult endeavor; it is simply you talking with God. The most difficult part of prayer is faith. If prayer is to be effective in your life, it is necessary ... Fear, Faith, and the Future Posted by Family Health 360 on October 13, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Introduction Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the outcomes are not in focus, is at best unsettling. In many cases, couples, parents, and children live in extreme fear of the future because they lack faith in that future’s potential. These are not unnatural reactions to expected change. In fact, fear is a natural aspect of the post-fall human flesh. The Future 1 John 4:18 informs us that in order to experience the elimination of fear, we must receive the Lord. It is only through the Lord’s grace that punishment is not in our future. Consider that there are two aspects of our eternity; that which we will...
Dream Big Posted by Family Health 360 on October 2, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills. • I cannot seek the education and career I want, because I am already well into my adult years. • I cannot become the person God wants me to be, because of my past transgressions. • I cannot enter into missionary or ministry service because I am not young enough. Of course, each of these excuses are based on fear and have roots running deep from one’s weakness of faith. Never the less, these feelings are very real for the person experiencing them, and for most people, they will direct their lives. We have all heard the term, self-fulfilling prophesy; but...
Marriage Ministry Posted by Family Health 360 on October 3, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special partnership that the Lord likens to His own relationship with His church – your marriage. Let us look at the three areas of influence you have as a natural byproduct of your marriage relationship: Spouse Your first ministry influence is over your spouse. Husbands and wives are continuously looking to each other to see the Lord in action in their partner’s life. Of course, there are a number of things that must be in place for the Lord’s presence in one’s life to be apparent to your...

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Holes Posted by Family Health 360 on November 5 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ In a recent conversation regarding the counseling of an eight year-old boy suffering from multiple genetically derived disorders and his anger toward God, several concepts of parental response and counseling support were discussed. We agreed that a child of eight is able to understand theology, providing the word or concept of theology is not included in the lessons. The primary concern that came up was that this child is still young enough to have only learned certain aspects of a given theology, or has likely forgotten some of what he has learned. Either way, parents need to inquire frequently with their children to remain constantly aware of their level of theological competency. For example, the theology of sin is one of the first things children learn about as they are introduced to Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert, in his book A Theology of Biblical Counseling, explains that human beings have a nature that is oriented away from God. Sin does not just describe the bad things human beings do or fail to do. More fundamentally, it describes who we are as wicked people.” So of that very basic analysis of sin, how much of it do you believe your child understands. For the eight year-old mentioned earlier, it was speculated that he can explain that sin is the things we do wrong, and Jesus came to save us. Your child may know more or less, depending on... Surviving the Storm: Praying Through It Posted by Family Health 360 on October 18, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has already done for so many others. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:28-29) God is waiting to hear from you. Talk to Him; He longs to hear your cry. Through prayer, the Lord can calm your storm. Main Lesson Prayer is not a difficult endeavor; it is simply you talking with God. The most difficult part of prayer is faith. If prayer is to be effective in your life, it is necessary ... Fear, Faith, and the Future Posted by Family Health 360 on October 13, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Introduction Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the outcomes are not in focus, is at best unsettling. In many cases, couples, parents, and children live in extreme fear of the future because they lack faith in that future’s potential. These are not unnatural reactions to expected change. In fact, fear is a natural aspect of the post-fall human flesh. The Future 1 John 4:18 informs us that in order to experience the elimination of fear, we must receive the Lord. It is only through the Lord’s grace that punishment is not in our future. Consider that there are two aspects of our eternity; that which we will...
Dream Big Posted by Family Health 360 on October 2, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills. • I cannot seek the education and career I want, because I am already well into my adult years. • I cannot become the person God wants me to be, because of my past transgressions. • I cannot enter into missionary or ministry service because I am not young enough. Of course, each of these excuses are based on fear and have roots running deep from one’s weakness of faith. Never the less, these feelings are very real for the person experiencing them, and for most people, they will direct their lives. We have all heard the term, self-fulfilling prophesy; but...
Marriage Ministry Posted by Family Health 360 on October 3, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special partnership that the Lord likens to His own relationship with His church – your marriage. Let us look at the three areas of influence you have as a natural byproduct of your marriage relationship: Spouse Your first ministry influence is over your spouse. Husbands and wives are continuously looking to each other to see the Lord in action in their partner’s life. Of course, there are a number of things that must be in place for the Lord’s presence in one’s life to be apparent to your...

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Holes Posted by Family Health 360 on November 5 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ In a recent conversation regarding the counseling of an eight year-old boy suffering from multiple genetically derived disorders and his anger toward God, several concepts of parental response and counseling support were discussed. We agreed that a child of eight is able to understand theology, providing the word or concept of theology is not included in the lessons. The primary concern that came up was that this child is still young enough to have only learned certain aspects of a given theology, or has likely forgotten some of what he has learned. Either way, parents need to inquire frequently with their children to remain constantly aware of their level of theological competency. For example, the theology of sin is one of the first things children learn about as they are introduced to Jesus Christ. Heath Lambert, in his book A Theology of Biblical Counseling, explains that human beings have a nature that is oriented away from God. Sin does not just describe the bad things human beings do or fail to do. More fundamentally, it describes who we are as wicked people.” So of that very basic analysis of sin, how much of it do you believe your child understands. For the eight year-old mentioned earlier, it was speculated that he can explain that sin is the things we do wrong, and Jesus came to save us. Your child may know more or less, depending on... Surviving the Storm: Praying Through It Posted by Family Health 360 on October 18, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ We all have storms in our lives. It is the nature of a fallen world to whip up the wind of despair, which creates waves that seem bent on taking us under. The Lord is well aware of this and has this message for you. He is waiting to do for you, what He has already done for so many others. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (Psalms 107:28-29) God is waiting to hear from you. Talk to Him; He longs to hear your cry. Through prayer, the Lord can calm your storm. Main Lesson Prayer is not a difficult endeavor; it is simply you talking with God. The most difficult part of prayer is faith. If prayer is to be effective in your life, it is necessary ... Fear, Faith, and the Future Posted by Family Health 360 on October 13, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Introduction Whether you are soon to graduate, get married, have your first child, experience a child beginning school, watch a child leave the nest, are facing the forcible dissolution of your marriage, or have lost your spouse – the unknown is in front of you. The fear of looking forward into a future, where the outcomes are not in focus, is at best unsettling. In many cases, couples, parents, and children live in extreme fear of the future because they lack faith in that future’s potential. These are not unnatural reactions to expected change. In fact, fear is a natural aspect of the post-fall human flesh. The Future 1 John 4:18 informs us that in order to experience the elimination of fear, we must receive the Lord. It is only through the Lord’s grace that punishment is not in our future. Consider that there are two aspects of our eternity; that which we will...
Dream Big Posted by Family Health 360 on October 2, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ As a counselor who does a good bit of Life Coaching, I often hear people restrict their goal-setting based on self-imposed barriers rooted in their past and present selves. For example: • I cannot have the family life I want, because I am too often away to develop good parenting skills. • I cannot seek the education and career I want, because I am already well into my adult years. • I cannot become the person God wants me to be, because of my past transgressions. • I cannot enter into missionary or ministry service because I am not young enough. Of course, each of these excuses are based on fear and have roots running deep from one’s weakness of faith. Never the less, these feelings are very real for the person experiencing them, and for most people, they will direct their lives. We have all heard the term, self-fulfilling prophesy; but...
Marriage Ministry Posted by Family Health 360 on October 3, 2018 Written by Mark Painter, MCM/PC ﷯ Did you know your marriage is a ministry? Your marriage ministry has three major areas of influence. It influences your spouse, your children, and everyone with whom you come in contact. There is no escaping your responsibility to allow Christ to be seen, not only through your own personal witness, but also through the special partnership that the Lord likens to His own relationship with His church – your marriage. Let us look at the three areas of influence you have as a natural byproduct of your marriage relationship: Spouse Your first ministry influence is over your spouse. Husbands and wives are continuously looking to each other to see the Lord in action in their partner’s life. Of course, there are a number of things that must be in place for the Lord’s presence in one’s life to be apparent to your...