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Obsessive and Intrusive Thoughts with Mike Emlet

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In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host Rush Witt speaks with Mike Emlet, counselor and faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF). They talk about difficult topics like intrusive thoughts and scrupulosity, and the biblical wisdom that helps us overcome them. Timestamps: 1:21 – Why do you describe yourself as a cup half empty kind of guy?4:25...

God Welcomes You Into His Rest

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When you feel overwhelmed by life’s demands, trials, and emotions, you are not alone. You need to hear the gospel truth that a loving God welcomes you into his rest and peace when life is an unruly combination of responsibilities, relationships, interruptions, dreams, and drama. In You Are Welcomed: Devotions for When Life Is a Lot, women’s ministry leader Trish Donohue helps women who are weary...

How Do I Share the Gospel with My Son?

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Sharing the gospel with your son is both incredibly simple and also very humbling. It is simple because it is just a matter of talking and living like you are a free person—a man who is free from the crushing effects of the law. It is as simple as talking about the gospel when your son sins, pointing him to Christ. It is as simple as seeing your son as a sinner in need of grace—just like you. As...

Avoid Burnout for You and Your Family with Eliza Huie

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In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host Rush Witt speaks with Eliza Huie, Director of Counseling at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, VA. They discuss Christian self-care, the relentless pressure to keep up with modern life, and the concerning problem of burnout among adults and children. Timestamps: 1:30 – Welcome4:00 – What first interested you about the topics of self-care...

Helping Men Lead Their Families with Grace

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Ice skating is considered one of the most graceful of sports. Skaters appear to jump and twirl effortlessly, to the delight of the audience. But the grace with which they perform requires great strength and sacrifice of time and energy. Grace, therefore, while beautiful to behold, is not weakness. The same is true for husbands leading their families. Like a skater, leading your family with grace...

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