Discovering the Bible's answers is the focus of Living on the Edge, the broadcast ministry of Chip Ingram. Each weekday, Chip will take you to God's Word for advice on topics like strengthening your marriage, understanding love and sex, raising moral children, and overcoming painful emotions. Chip also shares honestly from his own experiences. Visit us online at http://LivingontheEdge.org.
The lights come up on stage, the music starts, and on come two dancers moving to the music - moving with ease, precision, and beauty. Each step, each movement, is perfectly choreographed and executed. The two dancers become one as they float across the floor. God wants your marriage to be like that dance - beautiful and graceful. Chip talks about how to start creating your own dance and enjoying the music of life just a little bit more.
Conflict in marriage is inevitable and it is not necessarily a bad thing. However, left unresolved, conflict has the power to dissolve even the strongest marriages. So, how do we resolve conflict effectively? Chip explains that it's possible to fight fair in marriage.
What is the biggest source of conflict in your marriage right now? Come on think about it. What is the single biggest source of conflict in your marriage right now? Children? A job loss? Money? In laws? Have you got it? How would you like to get that resolved in a way that nobody gets hurt? Join Chip as he teaches you how to fight fair in marriage.
Would you like more intimacy in your marriage? Chip lays out the four keys to unlocking greater intimacy in your marriage. Whether you’ve been married five months or fifty years - today’s message is for you.
When it comes to the issue of intimacy in marriage, it’s safe to say that we all long to be connected to someone at a deep level. But for most of us we just don’t know how to get there. Chip reveals that there are four keys to cultivating intimacy in your marriage and they come straight out of the marriage handbook itself - the Bible. Join Chip to discover the four keys to improving intimacy in your marriage.
In this message, Chip explains how you can improve the communication in your marriage. Communication is the highway on which love travels. Chip shares how you can start building your own relational super highway.
We all long to experience real intimacy in our marriage. But, according to scripture, if we’re ever going to get there, we’ll need to overcome four barriers. These four barriers are common to everyone and they can block our attempts to develop intimacy with our mate if we don’t recognize and understand them. Chip reveals how to define and defeat the barriers to intimacy in your marriage.
When it comes to marriage we want it to be deep, open, affirming, and fulfilling. WE want that, GOD wants that for us, so why do so few marriages enjoy that kind of closeness? Chip explores the barriers to intimacy and what it takes to overcome those barriers to experience the love and intimacy you long for.
Most people wish their marriage were “better.” If that’s where you find yourself, join Chip as he talks about God’s plan for your marriage and how you can experience a deeper more meaningful life with your spouse, beginning today.
Would you like your marriage to be better, more fulfilling, more intimate? The truth is, God designed marriage to be the most important and fulfilling human relationship on earth but for many of us we can’t figure out what went wrong or how to fix it. Join Chip and discover God’s design for making your marriage the best it can be.
When circumstances feel impossible, when you feel absolutely helpless, how do you respond? Do you get angry? Depressed? Do you wonder: Where is God!? In this program, we're going to talk about what you do when you’re really desperate for God to intervene.
What do you do when you don’t know what to do? You’ve got a huge decision to make or you’re facing a problem or a relationship that you know needs attention but you’re clueless about what to do. When you feel desperate for God to speak wisdom into your life.... what do you do? This program answers that question.
Have you ever wondered why prayer is so hard? Why your mind wanders? Why, when you absolutely commit to do what God wants you to do, it feels like everything falls apart? In this program, we'll talk about the sacred rhythm of prayer, and how it really works.
One of the greatest challenges Christians experience is the practice of heartfelt connection with God through prayer. How do we not fall into the habit of just saying religious words? This program answers that question.
Are you frustrated or discouraged with your prayer life? Do you feel like you’re just saying words but not really connecting with God? Does it feel like prayer is an obligation rather than an opportunity? This program will open your eyes to a dimension of prayer you may not have considered.
What if everything you've ever heard about God and money was wrong? If you’re tired of feeling guilty about your finances and want to know what God really says about money, what you'll learn in this program is revolutionary.
Are the rhythms of your life producing the kind of person you really want to become? If not, this program is for you. We're going to learn a sacred rhythm that actually allows the life of Christ to be formed in you.
What do an amazing artist, a star football player, and a tech genius all have in common? Two words: dedication and practice. They figured out what it takes to develop their passion. In this program, Chip explains what Jesus taught His disciples about the kind of dedication and rhythms to practice - in order to make room for God in their lives.
Chip introduces the concept of sacred rhythms and suggests that the process of coming closer to God is just that - a process. With intentionality, and the practice of sacred rhythms, we allow God to become a more intimate part of our lives.
Chip wraps up this series with a message that may cause you to rethink your perspective on some of the relationships in your life. Jesus said we’re to love our enemies - but how far do you take that? Join Chip for this provocative look at this important command from scripture, and practical help for how to actually make that happen.
How do you love those who have hurt you? Is it even possible? Maybe you’re thinking, “I might be able to forgive them, but “love” them? No way!” Yet, we know that Christ calls us to love our enemies. How do you do that? Join Chip as he looks at how to overcome evil when it’s aimed right at you.
How do you take a group of imperfect, basically selfish human beings and forge lifelong, godly, “others-centered” relationships? Sound impossible? Chip encourages you that it is possible, and you can have those kind of relationships. Join Chip to find out how!
We long to be connected with others in an authentic community relationship. But for many of us, the process of building authentic community is a mystery. Or for some, you’ve tried what you thought was an authentic community only to be burned or abused. In this message, Chip talks about how you can begin to experience true, authentic community right where you live.
Being comfortable with who God made you to be, for most of us, is a lifelong pursuit, filled with anxiety and fear. But God has designed you and created you for a specific and unique purpose. Chip helps you begin to discover how to come to grips with the real YOU.
There are 3 questions everyone, regardless of culture, economic status, or even religious conviction will ask themselves. Who am I? Where do I belong? And what am I supposed to do? The answers to those questions may not be as difficult as you might suppose. Chip will reveals how you can begin to answer those questions for yourself.
You want to change, you want to “do” life differently, but you just can’t seem to make it stick. Here’s what you need to know: there is a way to experience real and lasting life change, and it isn’t about trying harder, it’s about a completely new way of thinking. Chip talks about how to begin this process of life transformation.
What does God want from you the most? If you knew the answer to that question would you live differently? In this message, Chip shares, from scripture, what God is looking for from you and me. Join Chip and discover how to give God what He wants the most.
What causes God’s blessings to flow to you and me? Is it following a list of rules or religious practices? Or maybe just a random choice made by Him alone? Chip looks at how God chooses on whom He will pour out His blessings …and how you can begin receiving those blessings starting today.
"What does living like a Christian really mean? How do the day-to-day, rubber
meets the road, ""what am I supposed to do now?"" questions get answered when circumstances leave an honest person really struggling? Chip shares that God has a dream for you - yes, you - and as incredible as that idea sounds, Chip explains what that means."
Scripture says that the Creator of the universe knows you and longs to have a relationship with you. He has a dream for your life! Would you like to know what God’s dream for your life is? Chip explores Romans chapter 12 to find the answer to that question.
Chip explains why it’s intellectually honest to believe that the God of the Bible is actually the one, true God. As narrow as that may sound, there’s compelling evidence that it’s true and that you can not only confidently believe in God, but explain to others why they don’t have to throw their brains in the trash to believe it too.
Have you ever been told, “All roads lead to heaven”? Or had someone tell you, “As long as you’re SINCERE about what you believe, it doesn’t really matter WHAT you believe”? If you hold to one of those positions or you’d like some insight about how to respond to those viewpoints, what Chip has to share will be super helpful.
Creation versus evolution: the never-ending debate, right? So many want us to believe that science and faith are incompatible. But what if they’re not? What if science actually supports faith and what if faith actually informs science? Chip provides helpful insight to the current debate, in a time when the disagreements are more intense than ever.
Did you know that some of the most severe critics of evolution are not Christians, not creationists, but leading scholars…non-believing, scholars who say the scientific evidence simply doesn’t support evolution? Chip explains that the premise that science and faith are mutually exclusive is patently false!
Do you believe in heaven and hell? Are they specific places or just concepts? Is there any real evidence that points to a literal heaven and a literal hell? Chip explains what the Bible actually teaches about hell. And answers the serious question: How could a loving God send people to hell? Chip brings clarity and helpful insight.
When you breathe your last breath and close your eyes one final time, what happens next? People are fascinated by that question. Is there life after death? Is it just lifeless, nothingness? Or is there evidence to say once we die, we’re actually alive somewhere, somehow, in some other way? Chip gives 7 specific evidences for life after death.
If you’ve ever wondered if the Bible is true – this program is for you. Chip puts the Bible on trial and lays out a case for the authenticity of scripture. He presents evidence that the Bible, as we have it today, IS reliable. And is the true, Word of God - just as meaningful to us, as it was to its first readers.
In this program, Chip asks: Is it intellectually feasible to believe that a collection of sixty-six manuscripts, by forty different authors, written in three languages, over a period of fifteen hundred years could actually be the very words of God? If you’ve ever struggled with questions about the authenticity and integrity of the Bible, what Chip shares will be a great encouragement.
In this program, Chip tells us the integrity of the Christian message hinges on the resurrection of Jesus. He continues his look, that began in our previous program, at the proofs that Jesus is who He said He is…that He’s God, that He rose from the dead, and is alive today.
In this program, Chip tells us the integrity of the Christian message hinges on the resurrection of Jesus. If Jesus didn’t rise from death to life, none of the other tenets of the faith matter. Well, you gotta live before you can die. So, Chip begins with a look at the proofs of Christ’s life in Israel, and what the historical record says.
The current moral decline and theological compromise among Christians is no longer concerning – it’s alarming. We see division and false teaching, even in the Church itself. What can those who care do? In this program, Chip explains how can we stand for biblical truth and winsomely communicate, even regarding controversial issues, with love and integrity - just like Jesus did.
Are you concerned about your kids and grand kids as the world becomes increasingly hostile to Christianity? Did you know a high percentage of youth who grow up in the Church are leaving the faith after high school? And do you increasingly wonder: What do we do? In this program, Chip brings real hope and real answers for anyone concerned about these disturbing trends.
Are you tired of chasing the “next big thing” - cars, relationships, homes, jobs, makeovers, you name it - only to find that it doesn’t come through for you? Would you like to know how to find contentment? Chip gives you three keys to achieving personal contentment, and restoring the joy in your life.
Have you ever noticed: If you get a raise, a bigger one would be better; if you have a car, a newer one would be better. Right? Join Chip as he uncovers the secret to having what you want and wanting what you have.
White lies, stretching the truth, bending the rules - we all do it, right? So why is lying such a big deal with God? Chip reveals why deceit causes so much damage and pain, and how to break the habit of telling lies.
We long for God’s blessing in our lives, but there is a habit that can rob us of that blessing. Chip explains how to begin to protect ourselves from falling into this habit - or how to break out of its grip, if we find ourselves there now.
Don’t you love getting something for nothing? Finding a golf ball in the weeds, or a dollar bill in a parking lot, you name it, getting something for nothing is fun. Could it be that this innocent attraction is hiding a much more devious root issue? Join Chip as he explores the real meaning behind the 8th commandment: Thou Shalt Not Steal.
We are inundated with images, ads, music, and messages about sex. No matter where you go, the world is putting sexual pressure on you and your kids. So, how do you help your kids say no to the pressure? Chip shares God’s plan for purity and getting the very best in your relationships.
What does an average 7th grader, a soccer mom, a respectable business man, and a serial killer have in common? More than you might think. Chip delivers a fresh perspective on the Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Kill. It’s going to be an eye opener!
Thou Shalt Not Kill - now there’s a commandment that most of us don’t have to worry about breaking, right? Well, maybe we need to think on that further. Chip explores the deeper meaning of this familiar commandment to get to the heart of the matter.
Whether you grew up in a happy, healthy home, or suffered through years of abuse, neglect, and dysfunction, this message from Chip may be the most important time you invest all day. Chip defends God’s prescription for a healthy, happy family - don’t miss it.
Do you feel guilty when you relax? Has life become a blur of activity, deadlines, and to-do lists? God wants you to get off that treadmill and begin enjoying life again. In fact, He has promised you a blessing if you’ll trust Him with your time and work. That’s the focus of Chip's teaching on the fourth commandment.
Are you feeling stressed out? Not enough time in the day? Chip brings a word of encouragement to those who are overworked, overwhelmed, and over-committed. So take a break today - you’ll be glad you did!
Who is the most precious and important person in your life? A child, a spouse, parent - have you got it? Now, imagine someone dragging the name of that person through the mud - untrue statements, unfair criticism, crude, off-color jokes. How would that make you feel? Ever wonder how God must feel when we misuse His name? In this message, Chip takes a candid look at why taking the Lord’s name in vain is such serious business with God.
We all want to be in control of something don’t we? Our children, our schedule, our eating habits, our work - we crave control. But there is a time and place when being in control brings pain, frustration, and dissatisfaction. Chip unpacks how to avoid going there and encourages us that there's a peace in letting go.
Are you working too many hours and neglecting your family? Do you allow others to take advantage of you? Would you like some help setting boundaries that will restore your joy, your dignity, and your priorities? Chip begins a journey to discover the ten boundaries God has established for you to enjoy life at its best.
Chip wraps up this series with a fantastic challenge. It’s a challenge that God Himself has promised to make good on, if you’ll take Him up on it. Join Chip if you’re ready for the spiritual adventure of a lifetime!
There's a question we all have when we take steps of faith to develop compassion, generosity, and a Kingdom mindset. When we're being sacrificial, it's natural to ask: "God, what about me? Do You see what I'm doing here? Do You see that I have needs too?" Join Chip as he shares God's answer to our question: What about me?
A scouting report is designed to provide the inside scoop, the lay of the land, accurate conditions, so our tactics, in a given circumstance, will be successful. In this program, Chip tells us we need a scouting report when we pursue peace.
In this program, Chip explains four principles and four related practices that will increase our peace and provide absolute assurance that our needs are provided for, even in the midst of life's most difficult circumstances.
As we travel, we understand the horizon is always moving. The same is true in our desperate search for peace. In this program, Chip tells us peace is not a thing to be achieved, but a secret to be discovered.
In this program, Chip explains that even though we long for peace and stability in our lives, often our thinking and choices sometimes create just the opposite – chaos and upheaval. Join Chip as he shares, from God’s Word, the essential key to experiencing God’s peace.
As much as we’d like it to be otherwise, the fact is that the world we live in is violent and uncertain. What is certain is that God promised His children supernatural peace - even in the midst of conditions that threaten to absolutely overwhelm us. Chip unpacks how God’s peace works and how you can have it – even in a broken world.
When you have a loved one in intensive care, or the house hasn’t sold, or the job hasn’t come through, or the news is full of things that make you fearful – are you able to trust God’s goodness, or does the anxiety just seem too overwhelming? Chip explains how we can actually turn our upsetting circumstances back to God and experience His supernatural peace.
When life gets hard, really hard, we have two options. We can become consumed with worry – which is what most people do, OR we can trust God, who tells us not to worry or be anxious. Chip shares that even though that sounds nearly impossible, God has promised to help us do just that.
"Is there a person in your relational world who is absolutely making you nuts? Would you like to learn how to get a perspective that’ll free you up and relieve the turmoil in your heart and mind? In this message, Chip shares some practical, biblical ways to find peace, even in our most problem relationships."
Jesus said, “My peace I leave with you.” Very likely, when we pray, peace is often what we ask for - peace in the world, peace at home, and maybe most of all, peace in our relationships - but what did Jesus mean when He said His peace? And how could that make a difference in our problem relationships today? If you or someone you know is struggling with a difficult relationship this message is for you.
We hope in all kinds of things. True hope delivers transformation, but false hope delivers tragedy. They both deliver - but they're not both helpful or good. In this program, Chip joins the Apostle Paul in a plea for you to choose hope that can deliver - life!
For many, finding hope in success, fame, or wealth has proven futile. For others, hope in a person has proved disappointing and painful. So, if you're looking for hope that actually delivers, where do you look? Join Chip to find out.
Here's a crazy thought: Suffering is actually essential for spiritual growth and maturity - not exactly what everyone's preaching these days. Join Chip as he explains how the experience of suffering can bring us closer to Christ.
In the hussle and grind of everyday life - are you experiencing hope that helps you face the day to day with confidence? How do you get that kind of hope? Join Chip as he opens God's Word to reveal, through the life of the Apostle Paul, how to have hope and confidence that never waver.
Did you know that wherever we put our hope - that's what we worship? Interesting idea. So what happens if we worship false hope? On the other hand, what happens if we worship true hope? Join Chip to find out.
A person can only survive only so long without food or water. But did you know that some experts say we can't survive at all without hope? Join Chip as he explains every person has an HQ - a Hope Quotient - and why it matters!
Chip wraps us this series by reminding us that God is always shopping. In this program, he reveals what's on God's shopping list. Four specific characteristics that reveal our heart's desire to choose love.
Chip begins this program with an interesting premise: God is always shopping. The question is: What's He shopping for? For the answer to that, join Chip as he continues this series from the book of Philippians, Chapter 2.
There's a huge tension between God's sovereignty and our free will. Join Chip as he wrestles with this tension and finds answers in Philippians, Chapter 2, to the question: How do we "work out" what God has already "worked in"?
Scripture tells us those who love God are those who obey His commands. Chip poses two critical questions when we talk about obedience: What can we expect from God? and What does God expect from us? Join Chip for the answers.
In our pursuit of greatness in God's eyes, we tend to imagine following Jesus into ever-increasing, upward levels of maturity. In this program, Chip poses the fascinating premise that we actually follow Jesus, descending into greatness.
In this program, Chip reveals five ways we typically measure greatness. But as with any scale, we always want to know whether the scale is accurate. From Philippians, Chapter 2, Chip explains how true greatness is achieved.
In this program, Chip gives us three specific action steps for becoming a more loving person. The conclusion comes down to a single sentence, a single attitude, that'll change everything about how you love others. Don't miss it.
Chip begins this series, from the book of Philippians, Chapter 2, by telling us Christ's command for us to love one another means we are to live in authentic, Christ-empowered unity. The question is - how? Join Chip as he embarks on the journey to answer that question.
Chip wraps up this series by explaining how the power of expectations can transform ordinary people into people of great faith. He tells us that through the joy Christ offers, we have the supernatural ability to live far above our circumstances.
Do you feel like quitting today? In your most honest conversations, do you feel like giving up and just saying to God, "I'm done"? If you need to know how to hang tough in really tough times join Chip as he reveals how you can not only survive tough times but, believe it or not, experience joy!
Someone has rightly said, adversity either makes us or breaks us. What makes the difference? The answer is a simple four letter word. Chip tells us what that word is and how it can help us rise above the most difficult circumstances in our lives and experience joy!
Are you in need of hope today? Are life’s ups and downs threatening to take the fight out of you or someone you love? Before you throw in the towel, join Chip as he shares how to find joy - even in the midst of really tough times.
Sometimes the shortest distance between two points is a zig zag line. God’s ultimate purpose for our life is often achieved by circumstances that seem to make no apparent sense to us. Is that how you feel? Do you need some help? Join Chip as he explains how, even in our worst circumstances, God can bring us joy!
What’s the toughest situation you’re facing today? A relationship? A negative boss? Financial pressure? Join Chip as he shares truth from God’s Word that will begin to neutralize that issue in your life and allow you to experience joy in the midst of your most perplexing problems.