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Episode 105: True Love is Not a Feeling

“I just don’t feel like I love him anymore.” “The feeling isn’t there.” “I’ve fallen out of love with her.” Sad and unfortunate statements like this happen frequently in marriage counseling sessions the world over. But the…

True Love Is Not a Feeling

"I just don't feel like I love him anymore." "The feeling isn't there." "I've fallen out of love with her." Sad and unfortunate statements like this happen frequently in marriage counseling sessions the world over. But the problem with…

Respect Your Wife and Love Your Husband

Love and Respect, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, is a very helpful book for marriage counseling. It describes the Crazy Cycle and the Energizing Cycle. It recommends the C-O-U-P-L-E and C-H-A-I-R-S acronyms. And it does all of this based upon Ephesians…

Episode 92: Forgiveness and Revenge

When another person genuinely offends or hurts you, it is your responsibility to approach that person, mention the offense and seek repentance. But what if that person commits the same offense again? And what if you're not sure they've genuinely…

Forgiveness and Revenge

When another person genuinely offends or hurts you, it is your responsibility to approach that person, mention the offense and seek repentance. If he repents, then you are responsible to forgive him. You are responsible to release him from the…

Married 72 Years

According to The Economist, "the average length of a marriage before a divorce in the mostly rich countries of the OECD [is 13.6 years]. Italians stick it out longest (perhaps because formal separation is lengthy and expensive). Americans,…

Episode 73: Author Interview with Tim Richmond

Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in the first ever Shepherd Thoughts Conversations episode! This marks the first in a series of upcoming episodes featuring conversations with podcast studio guests. In this episode, listen in on a conversation…

Episode 65: Death by Orange Peel

Do you fight big battles and seem to win, but fail in the little things? That’s what Bobby Leach did as a stuntman. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in remembering this ironic and tragic story, and consider how we can learn a biblical insight…

Episode 62: Christian Community Service

Should a Christian seek out opportunities for community service, apart from family and church venues and apart from job responsibilities? Every Christian should seek out opportunities for service. It is the Christian thing to do (Mark 10:44-45).…