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counseling and spiritual direction

LifeNow Ministries, Bob Perdue is Committed to providing resources to help hurting people find and live the LIFE God always intended for them to live!

"I have come that you might have LIFE and live it to the fullest!"

Jesus (John 10:10)


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Ministry Highlights

New LifeNow YouTube Channel

LifeNow has YouTube Channel.  Several videos of Bob's teachings can be found on the LifeNow YouTube Channel.

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LifeNow Counseling expands hours

LifeNow Counseling offers spiritual direction and counsel that is God-centered and Biblically based.  Recently we moved to a new office space located at 8637 Mathis Avenue, Manassa, VA 20110.  Evening and weekend sessions are available and remote session via ZOOM are also available. A $70 donation per session is recommended but LifeNow will work with clients who cannot afford that rate.  To schedule, click on the "Schedule an Appointment" button at the top of this page.  

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed but relationships can be fickle.  Through my nearly 67 years of life, I have seen too many close relationships fall apart due to betrayal, rejection, neglect and disagreement.  My natural inclination is to guard myself from future hurts and begin to believe that you can’t REALLY count on anyone. BUT GOD!  The Old Testament, written in Hebrew, reveals a God who can be counted upon no matter what.  The Hebrew word chesed occurs 246 times in the Old Testament. At its root it describes a promise-keeping loyalty that is motivated by personal care.  It is most often translated as mercy but 30 times the translators used the word “lovingkindness”.  


Lovingkindness can be shared on the human level, from man to man but most often in Scripture, the lovingkindness is from God to us.  Our God is fiercely loyal and loving, even when we are at our worst.  When Joseph found himself cast into prison because of false accusations, the Lord showed him lovingkindess (chesed translated “mercy) and gave him favor in the eyes of the prison keeper (Gen. 39:21).  When Naomi lost her husband and her sons and returned with one daughter-in-law to the land of her ancestors as a bitter woman, the Lord revealed a close kinsman redeemer because He had not forgotten his lovingkindness (chesed translated as kindness, Ruth 2:20).  


Years ago when my struggle with same-sex attraction and my desire to serve God spiraled me into a deep depression (“a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways” James 1:8) I found myself in a psychiatric hospital.  The first week I was angry, ......

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365 Days
of Life

book by Bob Perdue


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Ten Life Choices

A book about recovering the life you were always meant to live. 


A 40-day journey through the book of Romans. 

365 Days of Life makes a great gift!  By giving this to a friend or loved one you are inviting them to choose life every day of the year. 

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