By: Jennifer Michael, Executive Assistant
Does anyone else tend to withdraw from people during those uncomfortable times of heartache, anger, fear, and temptation? Guilty, right here. But why do we do that? What makes us think we can get through those times without having someone to help us along the way? You know, someone to give us just a little bit of shade in the desert, so to speak.
By Kermit Rowe
(Kermit is a relationship facilitator and pastoral counselor with us at Encompass, providing coaching in Relationship Skills and Parenting for Kid's Sake.)
There's a powerful song that has been making its way up the contemporary Christian charts recently called "Fear Is A Liar," by Zach Williams. In my experience as a pastor, counselor, husband, father, brother, friend ... son of God ... I have both seen and personally experienced the negative truth of those four little words.
We also know that many times what we fear turns out to be nothing. I came across a post on Huffington Post recently that exposed just how often we buy into that deception.
Lavern & Ronda Nissley are co-directors of Encompass. Married since 1978, both enjoy coffee, riding their tandem bicycle and working together to build strong relationships.