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Dealing with Worry in Our Christian Lives

Dealing with Worry in Our Christian Lives

by Steve Goode I would like to take the liberty of crafting a Biblical definition of what worry really is. Worry is the chronic or even occasional act of dwelling on our negative actions and circumstances with no confidence that a solution will ever be revealed. In fact it is […]

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Faith Does Not Grow in a House of Plenty

Faith Does Not Grow in a House of Plenty

Written by Steve Goode In the past 25 years of working in and around people in a variety of situations I have been pondering some of the significant trends that I have observed. As a police officer I spent many hours in the midst of conflict and crisis trying to […]

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What Pastor’s Really Do When their Office Door is Closed

So what do Pastor’s really do behind the scenes to prepare for sermons? Here is an irreverent and “tongue in cheek” look! The Sermon Song (A Short Film) from Stephen Goode on Vimeo.

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Police 2 Pastor Productions Interviews Lauren Green

A recent interview our production group did was with Fox News Correspondent Lauren Green on the state of Christian Religious freedom. Take a look! The State of Religion in America with Lauren Green from Fox News from Stephen Goode on Vimeo.

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Stephen Goode Interviews Left Behind Producer Paul Lalonde

Stephen Goode Interviews Left Behind Producer Paul Lalonde

Some unplugged audio with Stephen Goode (Stephengoode.com) and Paul Lalonde to discuss the many facets and challenges of the Christian Movie Producing industry! In this interview Paul also talks about how he came to faith and the influence of prophetic and apocalyptic movies. Stephen Goode Interviews Left Behind 2014 Producer […]

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Give Up on My Marriage?

“Police 2 Pastor” Stephen gets unplugged and REAL as he shares some painful experiences from his own marriage. Stephen and April have been married for almost 20 years, and it wasn’t always a smooth ride.Much of this is found in his book, “Marriage Triage” Filmed at Crossroads Church Charlotte at […]

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Involved Dad’s Are More Lucky? Q & A with Stephen Goode

A question I was recently asked by a wife and mother was how she could respectfully get her husband to be a more involved dad. I personally understand all that we dad’s do as providers, but the question is very relevant. Many times both parents work to make ends meet, […]

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Why I Attend @NorthsideCLT Charlotte Church

Why I love attending @NorthsideCLT https://t.co/BFXKiGIaU7 — Stephen Goode (@Stephen_Goode) December 23, 2013

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The Biblical Marriage Video Moment

You can make it through even the difficult and more stressful times in your marriage. Sometimes this means the Christmas Season!

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My First International Christian Retailers Convention (A Reflection from 2012)

My First International Christian Retailers Convention (A Reflection from 2012)

This was written as I was coming back from Orlando after the release of Marriage Triage. It has some of my insights from a different writer’s perspective. At the time of this post I should be 30,000 feet due south toward Orlando Florida for the ICRS Convention! With the release […]

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The Savannah Goode Show for 5 Year Olds

I am guilty as charged of loving and being proud of my family. In this post here is a video of my daughter at the age of 5 reading a book she literally had just gotten a day before.

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A Thought on God’s General Revelation to us (Rom 1:18-19)

A Thought on God’s General Revelation to us (Rom 1:18-19)

by Stephen Goode Just because there was a time Helen Keller didn’t understand water, didn’t make it any less real. Just because people don’t see or acknowledge God at work doesn’t mean he isn’t working. To the insensitive, “a sky” and they say “so what.” To those sensitive to the […]

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Arrogance Breeds Blindness

Arrogance Breeds Blindness

by Stephen Goode I recently conversed with a gentleman that by all measures was the most arrogant person I have ever encountered. Add in my years in police work, and ministry and this is a very significant trophy. As I conversed with this gentleman,there appeared to be a complete absence […]

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Convenience Driven Parenting

Convenience Driven Parenting

Convenience Driven Parenting Trumpet for God Ministries Link to Audio. Are you a parent who is so stressed about daily affairs, deadlines and hobbies in your life that you are neglecting one of your most precious gifts God has ever given you? The blessings from the Lord in the form […]

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How Not to Kill Your In-Laws this Christmas (Part 2)

by Stephen Goode Marriage Conflict expert Stephen Goode continues his 4 part series on getting along with family during the Christmas season.

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The Biblical Marriage Moment – Should Couples Live Together?

The Biblical Marriage Moment – Should Couples Live Together?

Stephen Goode answers the “living together and premarital intimacy question”, with a biblical framework, humor and maybe even a little “double entendre”. Why tackle such a tough question? Isn’t it obvious? You be the judge after hearing the statistics, but know that there is only one biblical correct answer.

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Never Too Old To Learn! Sea-Dooing at 94 Years Old?

Recently I took my senior adults from my church to the lake for an outing and a little boating. Our host was very gracious and took us out on a 29 foot boat, but a few of my seniors had been eyeing the Sea-Doos at the pier. One of my […]

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Is Speeding a Sin?

Is Speeding a Sin?

By Stephen Goode As much as some Christians can get obsessed with legalism and denigrating a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to nothing more than a set of rules, I believe it is fair to ask whether they would agree that speeding is a sin. Yes, I have just gone […]

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5 Ways Not to Kill Your In-Laws at Christmas

5 Ways Not to Kill Your In-Laws at Christmas

by Stephen Goode Also known as the “Police 2 Pastor” Episode 1 Perspective Okay so maybe I am embellishing just a little, but families can sometimes struggle through the Christmas season as opposed to counting their blessings. In this episode, Stephen gives a little encouragement to couples and families in […]

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Marriage is Easier the Second Time. Not!

Roughly 48% percent of all marriages will end in divorce in America. The family is under constant attack as the new norm has now become blended families. Over half of all families in our country are second marriages with step-parents, and blended siblings. We even see in the Bible where […]

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Biblical Marriage Moment – Responding to Domestic Violence

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I Sinned and Everybody Knows It, Now What?

by Stephen Goode 5 Biblical Tips on How to Respond Many Times we Think Our Sin Remains in Secret, but no sin is secret Whether each of us wishes to be honest with ourselves or not, we all have a secret sin in our life that we hope no one […]

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Marriage Triage by Stephen Goode

Noting fancy in this video blog. Just me making sure you have your copies of my book Marriage Triage for those times you need to know what to say. Marriage Triage Special Edition Trailer from Stephen Goode on Vimeo. Purchase Here! http://ambassador-international.com/books/marriage-triage-a-guide-healing-hurting-spouse

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Having Fun with my 5 Year Old Daughter

Savannah was 5 at the time this was filmed and we had a fun time filming her in the Geico Commercial using some special effects. The Making of the Geico Hump Day Parody with Savannah Goode from Stephen Goode on Vimeo.

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Stephen Goode Interviews Kirk Cameron about his Documentary “Unstoppable”

Stephen Goode Interviews Kirk Cameron from Stephen Goode on Vimeo.

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No Perfect Marriage Dinner Evening Preview!

A special sneak preview at one of our projects related to Marriage Triage Ministries! This is a look at a recent “No Perfect Marriages” dinner evening with Stephen. Sequence 05 Demo from Stephen Goode on Vimeo.

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Sex Talks with your Children from a Biblical Perspective

The link below will lead you to a radio show done in 2012 that emphasizes the importance of teaching our children about sex from the proper biblical perspective. Listen to internet radio with Stephen Goode on Blog Talk Radio

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The Biblical Marriage Moment Bloopers

In this scene my 5 year old Savannah gets stuck during a filming segment

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Anything in Your Life?

Anything in Your Life?

Written by Steve Goode Is there anything in your life that makes the hours pass like minutes and the weeks pass like days? Is there anything in your life wasting your time to the point it does not feed a starving soul or fill the hearts of our spouses or children? Yes, […]

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Are Our Children Just like Us?

I think we sometimes need to imagine from a spiritual aspect what our children would be like if they took on all of our traits and daily life habits. I hope it would make us begin to be more concerned and aware of our own daily choices, and decisions. Are […]

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The Truth of Jesus is Inconvenient

Written by Steve Goode  My level of hurt and sympathy goes out to those who are not committed to Jesus Christ, even though they do not ask me for such sympathy. You cannot reason with a person who has been decieved to the point that the only reality they know […]

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Do You Value Your Wife? A Message for Hobby-Prone Hubbies

Do You Value Your Wife? A Message for Hobby-Prone Hubbies

Written by Steve Goode I have a topic for Christian husbands to ponder regarding the way they demonstrate how much they value their wife. According to Encarta, value is the worth, importance, or usefulness of something to somebody. To a scuba diver an oxygen tank may hold irreplaceable value. If […]

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In Honor of Officer Fred Thornton

In Honor of Officer Fred Thornton

Written by Steve Goode This article was written as a result of the tragic death of a Charlotte police officer who died as a result of an accident with a concussion grenade in February 2011. Read the Obituary As Christians we need to be able to view any tragedy through […]

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To Christian Dads

To Christian Dads

Written by Steve Goode I have a test for those claiming to be a Christian dad. If there is no daily prayer with your children If there is no daily prayer with your wife If you don’t try and have a family Bible study regularlyIf Jesus isn’t spoken of naturally, […]

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The Cascading Affect of Sin in Your Marriage

The Cascading Affect of Sin in Your Marriage

By Steve Goode I have what seems to be a simple question to put on the table to Christian husbands and wives, and I am very curious what some of the answers may be. You may be one of those that know the textbook answer to this question, but in […]

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Things You Never want to Hear from Your Marriage Counselor

Sometimes we need to be able to laugh and smile even in our trials and struggles. Stephen Goode is a marriage counselor and x-cop who understands how much these circumstances hurt and are painful, but sometimes we just have to laugh, Stephen says “Many years a go I realized the […]

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Do You Value Your Wife?

Do You Value Your Wife?

By Steve Goode I have a topic for Christian husbands to ponder regarding the way they demonstrate how much they value their wife. According to Encarta, value is the worth, importance, or usefulness of something to somebody. To a scuba diver an oxygen tank may hold irreplaceable value. If you […]

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Family Bible Study with Young Children “Without Going Crazy”

Family Bible Study with Young Children “Without Going Crazy”

by Stephen Goode What I am posting is the response to a great question I recently received from a parent who desires to teach her children books of the Bible, stories, and scriptures, but she doesn’t know where to begin. This is a common problem in many Christian homes and […]

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Why I Wrote the Book Marriage Triage

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Are You in a Biblical Dating Relationship?

Are You in a Biblical Dating Relationship?

by Stephen Goode There are some basic questions for a Christian man or woman to answer in a dating relationship. These questions may be overlooked on numerous occasions, which is ironic because these inquiries will impact the relationship in every conceivable way! The reasons that these questions are not addressed […]

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Watch Me!

Watch Me!

We can sometimes believe that our actions and choices aren’t truly significant because nobody is really watching. Even in families, I have regularly had to clear up the misunderstanding that husbands and wives can make choices in a literal vacuum and there will be no cascading effect related to their […]

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What to Do When You Are Afraid!

Many people are paralyzed by their fears, even children. In this devotion Stephen Goode speaks to a group of preschool-First graders, and remarkably you may find an adult lesson hidden in the scripture passages of this devotion. Audio Link Below http://www.trumpetforgod.org/audio/20141007/what-do-when-you-are-afraid

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The Transformed Mind

How can I become a useful part of God’s Kingdom? With Pastor Stephen Goode speaking at Jolly Sixties, Northside Baptist Church Charlotte.

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What do You Do When Your Get Up and Go, Has Got Up and Went?

Stephen Goode gives some Biblical insights into how to handle our life when we only have a little bit of strength and energy left to give! Audio Link http://www.trumpetforgod.org/audio/20140928/what-do-you-do-when-your-get-and-go-has-got-and-went  

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Understanding Your Salvation

Do you really think you grasp what Salvation is? What is the Gospel and how does it impact every facet of your life. In the link below, Stephen Goode explains the purpose of the Gospel in our Christian life. Stephen Teaches on Salvation http://www.trumpetforgod.org/audio/20140901/understanding-your-salvation  

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Do Police Have Quotas or Receive Commission?

Stephen enjoys giving conference attendees a chance to ask marriage related questions, but occasionally he is thrown a curve ball! In this case he was asked a question about police quotas! Since Stephen does not allow himself to screen his questions, he has no advanced notice of question content!

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I Sinned and Everybody Knows It, Now What?

by Stephen Goode 5 Biblical Tips on How to Respond Many Times we Think Our Sin Remains in Secret, but no sin is secret Whether each of us wishes to be honest with ourselves or not, we all have a secret sin or struggle  in our life that we hope […]

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Always Be On Guard!

Always Be On Guard!

By Steve Goode Steve served as a police officer on the Greensboro Police Department from 1986-1997. This article is from Steve’s personal reflections and opinions, and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the present day Department. What does a police officer do to keep busy at two […]

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What Has God Revealed to You?

What Has God Revealed to You?

by Stephen Goode Just because there was a time Helen Keller didn’t understand water, didn’t make it any less real. Just because people don’t see or acknowledge God at work doesn’t mean he isn’t working. To the insensitive, “a sky” and they say “so what.” To those sensitive to the […]

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