Freedom is a powerful word which evokes great hope and joy in the heart of the believer. Imagine, we are freed to be free! We imagine our freedom will be experienced in the same way God’s people experienced deliverance from Egypt. We hope for the same ‘walk through the sea on dry ground’ moment, leaving behind our enemies of addiction, shame, guilt, and suffering. However, at least experientially, freedom seems to promise so much but deliver so little. Continue reading
Biblical counseling allows for very honest conversations to be fostered in a safe, truthful, gracious, and raw environment.
And as much as we enjoy the sentiments of that first sentence, many say, “I no longer have those conversations – I have stopped talking to God and I’m certainly not going to share with others. In fact, these conversations bring fear and despair. I’ve stopped talking.” Continue reading
A woman who lost her husband recently shared of a particularly difficult night of despair and hopelessness. It was a night of desperate loneliness. That same night someone happened to call her and she shared her deep grief. As the person listened, they concluded this woman ought to go see a counsellor.
As she shared her story with me, I wondered, “Did she really need a counsellor?” Continue reading