(1) Thou shalt not play God.

(2) Thou shalt not play Teacher.

(3) Thou shalt not play Mother or Father.

(4) Thou shalt not lie with your body.

(5) Active listening is the holy time and thou shalt practice it every session.

(6) Thou shalt not be judgmental.

(7) Thou shalt not lose heart because of repeated disappointments.

(8) Thou shalt practice empathy, not sympathy.

(9) Thou shalt not believe that thou can move mountains.

(10) Thou shalt not envy thy neighbor’s protégé, nor thy neighbor’s success.

– John C. Crosby is the Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of The Uncommon Individual Foundation

Author: lifecoach4God

I am the Lead Pastor of Valley Baptist Church (Bay Area), born and raised in Huntington Beach, Ca., and currently living in Novato, California. I am married to my best friend of 29 years - Dana - and have five adult children; and seven grand children. I have been a Teaching Pastor for over thirty years. I was privileged to study at Multnomah University (B.S. - 1988); Talbot School of Theology (M.Div. - 1991); Westminster Theological Seminary & Northwest Graduate School (D. Min. - 2003). I founded Vertical Living Ministries in 2008 with the goal of encouraging Christian Disciples and Leaders to be more intentionally Christ-Centered in how they live by bringing glory to God in nine key areas of life: (1) Intimacy with God, (2) marriage, (3) family, (4) friendship, (5) vocationally/ministry , (6) emotional and physical health, (7) stewardship of resources, (8) discipleship, and (9) mentoring.

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