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Author Archives: Deepak Reju

Deepak serves as the Pastor of Biblical Counseling and Families at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Deepak does individual and couples counseling, leads groups, develops the vision for the counseling ministry, and supervises the counseling team. He did his theological training at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., PhD). Deepak and his wife, Sarah, have been married for ten years and have four children.

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Easter Bunnies, Parental Feelings of Failure, and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Don’t give up. Every Easter, I’m reminded of this fact: Because Christ rose again, I have life. I’m no longer a slave to my sin. Christ has risen; you now have life through Him. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sin | Tags: , , , , ,

Dumb Down Your Smart Phone

There was a time when porn was primarily a problem for desk-tops or laptops, but over the last few years, technology has expanded to a host of different mobile formats—ipods, smart-phones, tablets… So, if you are helping someone fight a porn problem, you’ve got to ask about all of their devices. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Discipleship, Humility, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Sexual Purity | Tags: , , , ,

Dating Games: 10 Worldly Things that Singles Do When Dating

Look at the typical evangelical church and you will find singles dating one another. Stop and look closely for a moment. Many of their dating habits are patterned after worldly thinking. The devil is probably laughing at us. He really doesn’t have to do anything to stir up a mess in evangelical dating culture. We’ve created our own mess by thinking more like the world rather than distinctly as Christians. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Dating, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Premarital, Singleness | Tags: , , ,

Why Do I Hate Myself: Motivations for the Dreadful Habit of Cutting

What motivates cutting and self-harm and how does Christ’s gospel of grace bring relief and release from the desires to self-harm? Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, Cutting and Self-Harm, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image, Stress | Tags: , , , , ,

Fighting Porn in the Local Church

An epidemic has broken out among our generation. Pornography is ravaging the church, much like a spark that turns into a blazing forest fire. We have a huge problem on our hands. Many pastors are overwhelmed with everything it takes to shepherd a church, so they can’t possibly be expected to also handle this problem without help. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Local Church Ministry, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Sexual Purity | Tags: , , ,

Journey to Biblical Counseling: Paul Tautges Interviews Deepak Reju

Pastor Paul Tautges at his Counseling One Another blog site has launched another excellent series. It’s called Journey to Biblical Counseling and in it he interviews various teachers, trainers, authors, and leaders in the biblical counseling world. Today he interviews the BCC’s Board President, Deepak Reju. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Equipping, Local Church Ministry, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

Shame on Top of Shame: Why Pornography and Masturbation Are Not Just a Man’s Problem

One reason why it is so difficult for women to admit struggles with pornography and masturbation is that it’s thought about, talked about, written about as a man’s sin. Supposedly women’ don’t struggle with sexual sin in the same way that men do. But that’s just downright false. Continue reading

Topics: People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Sexual Purity, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , ,

10 Ways that Satan Loves to Watch Marriages Fall Apart

According the Bible, Satan prowls around like a lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8), but many times, he probably doesn’t have to do that much. I wonder if sometimes Satan sits back and laughs at us. We don’t need Satan to ruin our marriage. We do plenty of unhelpful things on our own to ruin our marriages. I’m sure Satan enjoys having a front row seat, watching our folly and foolishness. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Conflict, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: ,

I Messed Up: Confessing Sin to Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend Before You Get Engaged

If you are dating someone right now, are you scared to tell him or her about your sinful past? Whether you’ve struggled with difficult sins from the past, or you are still struggling with significant sins right now, it’s important to talk to your future spouse about these things. Continue reading

Topics: Adultery, Forgiveness, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Premarital, Sexual Purity, Sin | Tags: , , , ,

4th Quarter Dating

I go to a church packed full of 20 and 30-year-olds. Consequently, our pastoral staff all-too-often answer the questions like, “Who should I marry?” “How will I know if he is the one?” “Can our relationship go the distance?” It’s … Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Men/Husbands, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Premarital, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , ,

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