One of Mark's Dad's favorite sayings was, "you can pick your nose, you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family," which seemed an (in)appropriate title for our show this week discussing toxic family members and how to navigate it. Family members can certainly be a Faith Buster, either by challenging your faith or setting a bad example for theirs. Who do you navigate it? How do you stop them from stealing your faith? Mark and Pastor Dave discuss.
We are as a people, horrible about knowing what to say when someone we care about loses a loved one. The Christian community is no exception to this, as we consistently say the wrong things and like to make it about us. Pastor Dave Gerber shares with co-host Mark Gilman his experiences as a hospice chaplain and things he's seen and heard that could ruin friendships and a testimony.
There's a lot of hokum out there about whether Christians should make New Year's resolutions. We do not deal with that issue in this show - you're welcome - but we do talk about how we can set reasonible goals and make personal changes that are good for everyone. New Year's Day or May Day, it doesn't matter when. Just make some changes!
Christians set a horrible example in how they tip and how they treat people in the customer service industry. Mark and Dave have some "tips" of their own in how to set a better example. Also - What's so wrong about church hopping? Plenty.