We instinctively want to over-interpret our sufferings…we want answers. But as Christians we expect suffering as we follow our Savior.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

If we knew everything in face to face ministry we’d never pray.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

Humility doesn’t assume it knows what is going on with another person.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

We have a Father in heaven that has such a soft touch…we barely whisper ‘help’ and He helps.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

What happened to your joy? What a lovely question Paul asks in Galatians.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who cry in their bed and those who cry out to the Lord. Read Hosea 7.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

Humility doesn’t insist on its own agenda…it admits that we do not know all things. In this culture being strong is prized and being weak is marginal. Weakness that is willing to hear the truth is so admirable.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

Who are we? We are creatures of allegiances. You are going to speak about the one to whom we have our allegiances. We are going to speak more and more about how attractive our King is. We are creatures of emotions. Who do you love? What do you love? What do you want? What is most important to you? Those are questions that move you towards the heart.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

In order to move towards others you have to know what it means to be needy yourself.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

The Spirit is the One who brings unity by way of humility.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

Mercy and compassion and love trumps judgement. This doesn’t mean that violations are overlooked. But the surprise is the Bible is not symmetric…There is no limit to His love but He has chosen to put limitations on His anger.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

Wherever you are you can move towards Christ.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

To identify sin is to see the Holy Spirit on the move.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

Humility will keep you from a lot of errors.
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships

(Now that I’m older) I pray more, earlier (when counseling).
Ed Welch, in his class Helping Relationships