People are often frustrating. We find ourselves tired of dealing with clashing personalities and wills, and we wonder just how we are supposed to live with people who drive us up the wall. But many of us are not aware of the most potentially toxic relationship of all: our relationship with ourselves. You will not be able to live with other people, especially difficult people, until you solve the problem of having a healthy relationship with yourself. But what are the steps toward this relationship? What does Scripture say about self-image and how it impacts our view of other people? Join Dr. Mark Lantz on part 1 of a brand-new Life on Purpose series: Detox.
Detox -- Part 1
May 22, 2019 • Dr. Mark Lantz
Detox -- Part 3
June 5, 2019 • Dr. Mark Lantz
The church should be a place people can come to be healed and encouraged. Unfortunately, many times, some within the church push outsiders away, or invite them in and pressure them to the point that they become bitter. Why do these tendencies exist? What can we do about intimidation and manipulation within the body of Christ? Intimidation and manipulation are not simply personality issues, they are spiritual issues. We must be aware of these toxic spirits that are constantly trying to infiltrate our communities and tear them apart from the inside out. Join Dr. Mark Lantz as he examines these spiritual influences and how you can fight back against them in Part 3 of Detox.
Detox -- Part 2
May 29, 2019 • Dr. Mark Lantz
There are people who live their lives firmly convinced that everyone is out to get them. They see every adversity as a personal attack, and they are just waiting for someone to brush the chip off their shoulder. Life will put us into contact with these people. Or, perhaps more concerning, we ourselves might unwittingly adopt this victim mentality ourselves. How can you recognize a victim mentality? What does Scripture have to say about it? And what can you do when you're in conflict with someone with a victim mentality? Join Dr. Mark Lantz as he examines this very common dilemma in Part 2 of Detox.