Elective Modules / Maturity

Confronting Life’s Issues

Deborah Smith Pegues

Confronting Life's Issues

Master communication and confidence by transforming your life through positive communication and Godly confidence.

3 Video Lessons

Watch, listen, and learn as Deborah Smith Pegues shows you how to transform your life through positive communication and Godly confidence.

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Embark on a profound journey with Deborah Smith Pegues, a distinguished businesswoman, CPA, Bible teacher, and international speaker, in the course “Confronting Life’s Issues.” This enlightening series empowers individuals to navigate life’s challenges with deep insights and Godly principles. Delve into the significant impact of words, conquering insecurity, and mastering the art of Godly confrontation. Through engaging sessions, Deborah provides a unique blend of practical wisdom and faith-based guidance. Participants will not only uncover the transformative power of positive communication but also gain tools for personal growth, harmonious relationships, and navigating complexities with unwavering faith. Join Deborah Smith Pegues on this insightful journey to confront life’s issues with courage, confidence, and a Christ-centered approach.

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the power of words and their profound impact on life.
  • Overcome insecurity and foster Godly confidence.
  • Acquire skills for Godly confrontation, promoting peace and unity.
  • Navigate challenging situations with faith-based wisdom.
  • Cultivate personal growth and nurture harmonious relationships.


1. Taming Your Tongue
In Session 1, “Taming Your Tongue,” led by Deborah Smith Pegues, you will confront the profound impact of your words on life’s dynamics. With a biblical foundation from Proverbs 18:21 and James 3:8, you’ll explore the power and responsibility embedded in speech. Delve into negative uses of the tongue, from lying to divisive talk, gaining insights to navigate communication complexities. Unpack gossiping, criticizing, complaining, silent, and retaliating tongues, and embrace positive expressions. Deborah guides you to say “I love you,” “I am sorry,” and “I appreciate you,” revealing the life-affirming potential of words. Join this exploration into the art of communication that goes beyond words.
2. Supreme Confidence
In Session 2, “Supreme Confidence,” led by Deborah Smith Pegues, confront insecurity’s grip with biblical wisdom. Rooted in biblical wisdom, this session empowers you to walk in Godly confidence and overcome feelings of inadequacy. Understanding the origin of insecurity, you’ll unravel its connection to negative experiences and erroneous beliefs. Deborah guides you to recognize signs of insecurity, like justifying jealousy and self-devaluation, providing practical insights for self-reflection. Delving into the hindrances to supreme confidence, such as a weak prayer life and self-devaluation, this session equips you to embrace individuality, set boundaries, give input, and appreciate teamwork. Uncover the fundamental scriptures for walking in supreme confidence, emphasizing reliance on God’s provision. Join this transformative exploration into cultivating unshakable confidence.
3. Confronting Without Offending
In Session 3, “Confronting Without Offending,” with Deborah Smith Pegues, learn the art of Godly confrontation to promote peace and unity. Rooted in Romans 12:18, this session guides you through three biblical commands to confront: when offended, when offending others, and when brethren falter. Explore common conflict management styles, from the dictator to the collaborator, understanding their nuances. Discover practical steps for effective confrontation, emphasizing emotional control, reliance on God’s words, and establishing clear purposes, times, and places. Learn to own the problem, focus on specific behavior, seek understanding, limit comments constructively, and expect defensiveness. Close with an agreement on future behavior and the essential act of releasing the offender through forgiveness.
Quick Facts


English, French




1.14 credit units

No. of Sessions

3 Sessions

Running Time

1 hour 34 minutes

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About the Instructor

Deborah Smith Pegues

Deborah Smith Pegues is a CEO, CPA, international speaker, certified behavioral consultant, and author. Deborah’s journey from a Southern maid to a Fortune 500 V.P. and bestselling author is a testament to her unwavering commitment to “walking the Word of God.” As the former TV host of the faith-based program Winning With Deborah on the TBN Salsa Network, an international speaker, and interpersonal communications strategist, she has delivered sage advice on relational, financial, physical, and emotional freedom to diverse audiences worldwide.

With 18 books to her credit, including the recent Lead Like a Woman, Deborah seamlessly blends high-energy motivation, humor, and directness in her presentations. Other books include 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue , with over 1.2 million sold. Her ability to connect with people across cultures, denominations, and economic strata has earned her repeat invitations and affirmations from around the world.

A seasoned professional, Deborah’s executive roles in major corporations, including a decade as Vice President of MCA INC./Universal Studios’ venture capital division, showcase her astute business acumen.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of North Texas and an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Southern California, Deborah is also a Certified Behavioral Consultant. Using her P.A.C.E. personality assessment, she specializes in helping people understand, accept, and navigate differences in personality temperament.

Deborah’s impact extends beyond the corporate realm. Her nine-year tenure as Chief Financial Officer of West Angeles Church of God in Los Angeles, CA, under Bishop Charles Edward Blake Sr, involved negotiating historic financing commitments for the construction of a $66-million landmark cathedral. She is in demand for conflict resolution expertise and has conducted transformational training in both secular and non-secular organizations, featured in publications such as Essence, Charisma, and Redbook.

Community leadership is a cornerstone of Deborah’s life. She has served on the boards of billion-dollar organizations like Evangelical Christian Credit Union and World Vision USA, and as CEO of The Pegues Group, Inc., she has shared her wisdom with numerous nonprofit organizations. 


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