Articles by Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking.  In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and in 1991 he earned a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with a MA in Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a  Fellow with Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

How Can I Change? 5 Ways to Change Your Ways

One of our authors, Rick Thomas, has recently released a new paper on how God changes people. Time and time again, as we are confronted with our own weaknesses and moral failures, we wonder what…

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Four “False Lovers” Christian Often Run To

Man realizes there is a relationship crisis in his life. He knows something is wrong, something is missing, and something needs to be fixed. The bad news is that typically he does not know exactly…

The Power of Habits: A Tool for Christian Counselors

Part of God’s kindness to us is that he wired us to be habitual. Habits are very good things. Habits make us better people. Imagine riding a bicycle while looking at your feet to make…

The One and Only Counseling Model for Porn Addicts

There are over 250 different counseling models in our country today. You can find anything from the weird to the extreme. There are niche models that focus on memories, more comprehensive models that engage the…

Husbands: Spiritually Lead Your Wives

One hundred out of one hundred men struggle with the “fear of man.” I have never counseled a person who does not struggle with this sin issue. Our secular community calls “fear of man” co-dependency…

Book Review – Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Theological soundness and shelf life are two wonderful bookends for a worthy book, and Shepherding a Child’s Heart is a regular recipient of both accolades. I first read Shepherding a Child’s Heart in the late…

Advice on Having “The Talk” with Your Kids

From My Mailbag: Can you give me some overview thoughts on the “sex talk” with your kids? What are some things I should think about? This is a relevant question. Thanks for your request for…

Before You Hold Me Accountable, Let Me Hold You Accountable

Christian counselor talks about the importance and power of accountability in overcoming sinful patterns

The Dangers of Self-Editing

Closing the Gap on Who I Really Am and Who I Present Myself to Be Over the past several days, I’ve been thinking about a comment made by a friend of mine who has been…