Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:13-14 to, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
What did Jesus mean when he said this? And how can we apply his words to our daily lives?
In my new book, Seeking the Narrow Gate: Living on the Narrow Road, we examine three transformational Bible verses that can help us to intentionally and practically pursue a narrow gate approach to life. We live in a fallen world, and it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear Jesus say that going along with the broad road (mainstream) approach to life will lead to destruction. But, as is always the case with God, we are also given the blessing and opportunity of a different path, a “narrow gate”, that leads to life, and that only a few find.
Join me in following where the Lord leads us on this journey along the narrow road, and unlock the gate in your life.
Simple but strong/applicable
lessons for husbands (and husbands to be) of all ages.
From Christian Life Coach Shane Hansen, this quick read features five important lessons for men to review and apply to their marriage.
Lesson 1: Know how to Love Properly
Lesson 2: Read Ephesians for Guidance
Lesson 3: What Marriage was Established For
Lesson 4: The Wife of Noble Character
Lesson 5: Maintain Your Focus
A bonus lesson focuses on the sentiment that also serves as the title for the book, "Happy Wife, Happy Life". That statement is often used as a sort of tongue-in-cheek comment that men make when talking about marriage. Shane examines how the statement may be correct, but challenges how it is commonly applied to marriage.
An excellent resource that can be read over-and-over again as a periodic reminder/re-set to help husbands continue to approach marriage with a strong Christian perspective.
A great gift for that recent graduate, or anyone who is seeking another resource to help them advance on their life journey. With God all things are possible!
Using his training as a graduate of the Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC) program at the Christian Coach Institute (an International Coach Federation approved program), as well as his own personal and professional life experiences, Shane Hansen has developed this workbook as a resource for people who want to take stock of where they are at in life, determine where they want to go, and equip themselves with resources that will help them get there; with God's Word, blessings, and guidance leading the way.
Each chapter serves as a mini life coaching session while focusing on an important aspect of life (values, life goals, relationships, etc.). Reflective questions and activities are presented for readers to work through as they fully examine the topic in their own lives. The Christian Coaching Model (which navigates topics by examining the phases of Awareness, Vision, Strategies/Action-Steps, and Obstacles) is utilized as the framework for each chapter.
Are you ready to choose your own adventure as you take the next steps on your life journey? Move forward confidently, and with a set plan that will help you get from where you are to where you want to be!
An inspirational read offering an inside look at how 50 Christian Life Coaches heard (and followed)
God's call for them to coach.
Is God calling YOU to coach? “We don’t choose what we will do for God; He invites us to join Him where He wants to involve us.” ~ Henry T. Blackaby, Experiencing God.
How many people can claim they are doing what God created them to do? Pastors, counselors, teachers, parents, leaders – all are called to coach in some capacity – to encourage and help those entrusted to them for a lifetime, a season, or a school year. How will you know if God is leading you to a more significant coaching role?
In Called to Coach fifty life coaches share their personal stories of struggle, conflict and doubt and the way God led them to their calling as Christian life coaches. Whether the result of a life-threatening diagnosis, job termination or personal awakening, each story will inspire you to discover and embrace the gifts and talents God placed in you.
EVERY JOURNEY IS UNIQUE
Be encouraged...God created you to live with passion and purpose, to grow in knowledge and wisdom and to walk a specific path He designed for you before you were born. Let the stories in Called to Coach affirm your desire to bless others with support and strategies for living successful lives. Perhaps you will discover that you are, indeed, being called to coach.
As a contributing author in "Called to Coach", Shane tells his story of how God called him to serve as a Christian Life Coach.