Godly Parenting in a Structured Environment

Sherry Allchin

Sherry Allchin

As Biblical counselors, we have heard from the beginning of our training that no one can blame his environment for failure to walk the Christian walk. We cannot blame our home, family, or friends, our culture or country of origin, our church, school or teachers, even though these do impact every child’s early formation. As parents, however, we must look at the need to structure the environment for better parenting of our children. Continue reading

Scared to Death!

Sherry Allchin

Sherry Allchin

You’re reading the fourth of a several-part Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Anxiety. In today’s post, Sherry Allchin discusses fear and faith in Scared to Death! Continue reading

Blessings from a Godly Mother

Sherry Allchin

Sherry Allchin

Mother's Day 2013--Blessings from a Godly Mother

Mom was born in 1909, saved at a tent meeting in the Missouri boot heel when she was ten, the same night her mother made a commitment to Christ. Growth was hard when the only church came once every three months as the itinerate preacher passed through town. So Mom married my dad, a charming unbeliever who became an abusive alcoholic. Life was hard, but God was good. Continue reading

Must We Argue Again?

Sherry Allchin

Sherry Allchin

Must We Argue Again

So why does anyone keep arguing when we know it is wrong, and it is counter-productive? Titus 3 begins with a discussion about authorities and respect for them, about being peaceable, gentle, humble instead of hateful, self-centered. Is it not our selfish desires that become the dictators, telling us what to argue for and to keep going until we get what we want? Continue reading

Counsel for New Counselors

Sherry Allchin

Sherry Allchin

Counsel for New Counselors

As I was thinking about the topic of counsel for new counselors, I asked myself what was the one most important piece of advice I could give to a believer just beginning to counsel others. The immediate answer that came to mind was: “Point them toward Christ and His Word that they may point their counselees toward Christ and His Word!” Continue reading

Be the Parent

Sherry Allchin

Sherry Allchin

Parents, take heart when your child doesn’t learn to obey overnight. Neither did you or I. God gives us 18-21+ years to teach and train, love and correct, rebuke and encourage each of our children to maturity. Keep praying and dancing in balance with Nurture and Admonition! Continue reading