Incarnating In Conflict

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

Incarnating means putting something into flesh. Jesus was God incarnate. God put on human flesh or, another way to say it, he was clothed in humanity. In a similar way, as believers, we are called to incarnate Jesus. We are to be clothed in Christ (Romans 13:14). And indeed we are (Galatians 3:27). As believers our lives become testimonies of this truth. Continue reading

2017 Biblical Counseling Coalition Leadership Retreat

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

From December 6-8 over 50 leaders in biblical counseling met together for the Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Leadership Retreat. It is a time when the Board of Directors and the Counsel Board come together for encouragement and sharpening. The theme of the retreat was, “From Shared Convictions to Creative Expression.” This was an excellent theme for a retreat that brings together very different people and personalities who care for diverse communities. Diversity, like unity, is something that cannot be ignored. We need them both. Continue reading

Reacting to Your Teen’s Sexual Sin

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

As she sat across from me tears streamed down her face. Guilt and shock mingled in her words. Through brokenhearted sobs she shared with me how she and her husband had found significantly graphic videos on their 13-year-old son’s computer. Who was this person? She felt so confused, so betrayed. Their young teen was active in youth group, kind to his siblings, and sensitive to the needs of others. He was all a parent could want. Continue reading

Self-Care and the Biblical Counselor

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

Counselors give significant amount of their time and energy to their calling. At its very core, biblical counseling is a call to be an ambassador of reconciliation by walking with distraught people through trials and suffering and holding out gospel hope to them. Furthermore, it is a challenging calling. If you are a doing any type of counseling, formal or informal, you need to be very intentional to also take care of yourself. Continue reading

Washing the Feet of Judas: Moving with Grace toward Your Betrayer

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

Betrayal can come in many forms, but part of your healing is learning how to respond to your betrayer. Certainly consequences are inevitable; we see later in this story the grave consequences of Judas’ choices. However, Jesus entrusted himself to God and was able to move toward his betrayer and graciously wash his feet. He left us an example of gospel humility that moves toward the undeserved in the security of God’s sure promises. Continue reading

Rest

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

As I sat one morning feeling familiarly overwhelmed and thinking of all I had to do that morning, that day, and that week, I wondered what I would say to myself if I had to counsel myself on this issue of resting in God. So, this blog post is written to me, knowing all I know about myself. You can listen in, but I write to me. Continue reading

Get Out of the Way

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

When you meet with someone for counseling, it is always good to remember that you, too, are in the counseling room. Our hearts are always active and counselors are not above getting caught up in the situation. It shouldn’t surprise us that we can get in the way of the work going on in the room. Our focus must be on what the Lord has called us to. We have been given a ministry by the Lord and we must follow Him. He is working in our own hearts too in the midst of the counseling session. There are surely many ways a counselor can get in the way when counseling, here are three common ones. Continue reading

3 Principles to Consider During Marital Conflict

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

Biblical Counseling and Women’s Issues--3 Principles to Consider During Marital Conflict

You’re reading Part Four of a multi-part Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Women’s Issues. Men—you’d be wise to read these too—to learn more about a biblical understanding of women and about biblical women’s ministry. Today’s post is from Eliza Jane Huie on 3 Principles to Consider During Marital Conflict. Continue reading

Marriage Is Death

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

Marriage Is Death

I love my spouse; I’m just not ‘in-love’ with him/her anymore.” This is a statement I have heard pronounced in the counseling room many times by couples. Both women and men have said it. It is usually said in the context of a marriage counseling session scheduled because the couple has reached a crisis state, and in many cases, the one saying it is also declaring their desire to leave the relationship. Continue reading