Paul David Tripp

Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author and conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This vision has led Paul to write 17 books on Christian living, produce 14 teaching series and travel around the world speaking at events. Paul's driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people experience in this broken world.

Paul attended Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) and majored in Bible and Christian Education. He went on to receive his M.Div from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary and his D.Min in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary.

Throughout his life, Paul has planted a church, founded a Christian school, wrote worship songs and toured with a Christian band. He was a faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) for many years, a lecturer in Biblical Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary, a Visiting Professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church.

Paul launched his own ministry in 2006. With a pastor's heart for pastors, he is also the Executive Director of The Center for Pastoral Life and Care.

He lives in Philadelphia and is hopelessly in love with his wife, Luella. They have four grown children.

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Courtney Reissig and Maria Goff join moms in the "trenches" of raising toddlers. Paul David Tripp helps us see the bigger spiritual principles at stake in training small children. View Show Notes →
Crawford and Karen Loritts, Emerson Eggerichs, Laura Taggart, and Paul David Tripp coach couples on how to walk through stress in marriage in a way that strengthens your relationship. View Show Notes →
Gary Thomas, Paul David Tripp, Jonathan Pitts, Dave and Ann Wilson, and Bob Lepine talk about how to face mundane irritants in marriage with transcendent grace. View Show Notes →
Discover the value of living in the freedom of a clear conscience with God and others. Our guests, Erwin Lutzer, Eric Mason, Chris and Cindy Beall, and Paul David Tripp offer biblical insight and heartfelt transparency. View Show Notes →
Paul David Tripp and Dennis Rainey help pastors reflect and make sure ministry has not become more important than God or their families. View Show Notes →
What is the difference between giving grace and giving in? Paul David Tripp, Tim Kimmel, Ron Deal, and Caleb Kaltenbach explain what grace is: in parenting, marriage, or relationships with a watching world. View Show Notes →
Most conflict is caused by misplaced desire. Paul David Tripp calls it a "treasure problem." There's something you treasure more than your spouse or God. View Show Notes →
Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. That also applies in marriage. Paul David Tripp challenges husbands and wives to reframe their conflict and identify where their treasure is misplaced. View Show Notes →
Valentine's Day is coming. We'll take a look at bad Valentine gifts, the strange history behind the holiday, and the true meaning of love and marriage. Hear from Ken and Nook Tuttle, Hugh Duncan, Voddie Baucham, and Paul David Tripp. View Show Notes →
An idol is anything that takes the place of God in your heart. Paul David Tripp, Kyle Idleman, Elyse Fitzpatrick, and Gloria Furman unearth some common, well concealed idols in our lives. View Show Notes →
Paul David Tripp talks about the pitfalls unique to pastors and those in vocational ministry. View Show Notes →
Brian Housman, Paul David Tripp, and Emily Colson give biblical perspective on parenting your child's heart, to help see past the bad behavior. View Show Notes →
You don't first fix marriages horizontally, you fix them first vertically, says author and counselor Paul David Tripp. It's disastrous if we forget the Gospel in our marriges. View Show Notes →
Author and counselor Paul David Tripp says the little, day-to-day moments in a marriage are profound. Because if God is there in the little moments, they are supremely important. View Show Notes →
Your child is a good child, right? Paul David Tripp says, "not so fast." Parents often make the mistake of expecting Christian character to be built in at birth. View Show Notes →
Best-selling author Paul David Tripp understands parents' desire to get their kids to behave. Tripp encourages parents to see themselves as God's ambassadors. View Show Notes →
Paul David Tripp talks honestly about parenting children with the love, wisdom, and mercy only God can provide. Tripp reminds parents the law has no power to change the heart. Only grace can do that. View Show Notes →
Most parents, according to Paul David Tripp, think that their kids have a "law" problem, so they set up rules. What they really have is an "awe" problem. View Show Notes →
Human beings are hardwired for seeking awe, says author and pastor Paul David Tripp. However, we easily forget God and let other things, like money or self, take His place. View Show Notes →
Paul David Tripp tells us that our emotions are indicators of what has really captured our hearts. View Show Notes →
Biblical counselor Paul Tripp talks about our heart's relationship with money, and the spiritual battle each of us face to find our satisfaction in Christ alone. View Show Notes →
Christian counselor Paul Tripp tells us how to view sex rightly and coaches parents on how to teach their children a proper view of biblical sexuality. View Show Notes →
We are made for worship. But many times what we worship isn't God. Christian counselor Paul Tripp talks about the idols of money and sex - those things that often replace God in our hearts. View Show Notes →
Biblical counselor Paul David Tripp explains that love is willing self-sacrifice. View Show Notes →
Paul recalls a time in his own marriage when his eyes were opened to his own anger issues. View Show Notes →
Author Paul David Tripp talks about the reality of marriage. View Show Notes →
Would you be more careful about what you said if you knew one day you would have to account for each word? View Show Notes →
Words can bless or they can injure. View Show Notes →
Dr. Paul David Tripp talks about how you can find hope regardless of the circumstances of your life. View Show Notes →
Dr. Paul David Tripp talks about life's dreams--what to do with them when they come true or if they don't. View Show Notes →
Dr. Paul David Tripp talks about the emotional challenges of midlife and shares some sound advice for dealing with regret. View Show Notes →
Dr. Paul David Tripp talks about the crisis we face when our lives aren't working according to our plan. View Show Notes →