Preaching in the Valley

Todd Hardin

Parenting Series - Preaching in the Valley

Fletcher is a special child. He has severe autism, mental retardation, is not potty trained or verbal, and will always live with us. It is my prayer that every parent reading this article, regardless of their family situation, will find hope in Christ as they experience how God has used Fletch to shape me as both a father and a Christ follower. Continue reading

When Fear Steals a Blessing

Todd Hardin

His pastor developed the following acronym to help those who struggle with impulsive reactions. The acronym is A-W-A-R-E and it is designed to help parishioners become more aware of how God is working in the small moments of life. Continue reading

Glorifying God by Diving Deeper

Todd Hardin

Experienced counselors regularly encounter people who, for whatever reason, seem resistant to the counselor’s connection attempts. In these trying situations, the counselor experiences this person as a reluctant participant in the counseling process and as a result, their sessions become havens for awkward moments, “yes/but” rebuttals, and frustrations emanating from both parties. In their frustrations, counselors may be tempted to blame their parishioners for this “obvious rebellion” against the word of God. Continue reading

Richard Sibbes on Discouragement

Todd Hardin

In today’s post, I hope to synthesize this venerable pastor’s teaching on discouragement so that the “Heavenly Dr. Sibbes,” as Spurgeon called him, can speak prescriptively to those experiencing discouragement. Continue reading

Reading God’s People

Todd Hardin

Stories are the medium through which biblical counselors practice their craft. There is a constant interaction between the texts of our lives and the text of our Lord. As such, the ability to interpret both sets of texts is crucial … Continue reading