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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

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The BCC Megaphone: The Annual NANC Biblical Counseling Conference

Part of the BCC mission/vision is to be a megaphone for biblical counseling organizations. So, we’re excited to share with you the following information about the 2012 Biblical Counseling Conference of The National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC). Continue reading

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How to Confess the Sin of Pornography to Your Wife (And How Not To), Part 2

At this point, having confessed his sin of pornography, a husband should ask the wife to forgive him. She might respond in a few different ways. Continue reading

Topics: Adultery, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Sin, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , , ,

How to Confess the Sin of Pornography to Your Wife (And How Not To), Part 1

The only thing worse than the unsettled disgust after falling to porn is the even more haunting thought of your wife finding out. The tears, the anger, the shattered respect—they’re too much to think of. So often men don’t think of it. They promise God to do better, resolving to keep it between them. After all, “against you and you only have I sinned,” right? Not exactly. David’s statement in Psalm 51:4 functions to magnify the rightness of God’s judgment against him, not to lessen his guilt before others. David’s sin had terrible consequences for others—Uriah, Bathsheba, his wives (!), his children, his nation. But porn is victimless, right? Why don’t you ask your wife? Continue reading

Topics: Adultery, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Sin, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , , ,

The BCC Megaphone: News from the Institute for Nouthetic Studies

Part of the BCC mission/vision is to be a megaphone for biblical counseling organizations. So, our BCC staff was excited when we saw the following announcements from Jay Adams and Donn Arms about upcoming developments at The Institute for Nouthetic Studies (http://www.nouthetic.ocrg/). We’re glad to pass on this information to our Grace & Truth readership and to encourage you to consider the following training opportunities and updates. Continue reading

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The BCC Weekend Media Resource: Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage

In this video, Pastor Brad Hambrick addresses foundational principles of marriage relationships with a focus on marital expectations. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Video, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Five To Live By, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification, Suffering | Tags: , , , ,

Build Your House on the Rock

As I grow in pastoral ministry, I see more and more the God-designed longing in people for refuge. The Psalmist would say it this way, “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge.” Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Idolatry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Debt Is A Lot Like Porn

In this post, I will look at six parallels between debt and pornography. As you read through these reflections, there are several ways I would want to frame your thoughts. Continue reading

Topics: Guilt, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Sexual Purity, Temptation | Tags: , , , , , ,

Counseling the Un-submissive Husband

There are three questions that need to be asked to this husband when you meet with the couple: How are you loving your wife? How are you leading her? How do you show long-suffering? Continue reading

Topics: Conflict, Gender Roles, Love, Men/Husbands, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

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