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Category Archives: People Who Offer Care

Wisdom for the Young (Part Two)

Young adults are often concerned about their future direction and anxious about making the right decisions. We have the privilege and responsibility to walk with them, support them, and to help them to understand what God’s will for their lives looks like. Godly counsel to the young includes helping them set the right goal for their lives and pointing them to the way of wisdom. Continue reading

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Wisdom for the Young (Part One)

Pat Quinn explores the challenging question that youth inevitably face: How can I know God’s will for my future? Monumental decisions face youth as they transition from living under their parents’ roof to living under their own roof. How can they be sure they are going down the path God wants them to? Continue reading

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Do You Keep Your Commitments – Even When It Hurts?

The righteous man “swears to his own hurt and does not change,” according to Psalm 15:4. A dear mentor first made me aware of this verse when I was a new believer. My friend, who was a great influence in my life, taught me that times will come when one might regret making a commitment, but that it is necessary to keep one’s word. In other words, “let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’” (James 5:1; Matthew 5:37). Continue reading

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Overcoming Addiction: The Importance of Serving Others Mercifully

A key transformation principle for anyone seeking to overcome a life-dominating sin is seeking new ways to serve others. Matthew 22:37-40 is clear about loving God and loving others: “And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.’” Continue reading

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Prescribing Hospitality for Growth in the Christian Life

As biblical counselors, we’re always looking to suggest practical ways of living out what we believe. How often have you heard from friends and counselees that they know what the Bible says, but are unsure what to do or how to connect doctrine with their struggles? Continue reading

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

Erik and Kelly had been married for 15 years. On the outside they looked like your typical Christian couple. However, in recent years the irritations had been growing. Erik was less willing to talk with Kelly. Distance began to grow … Continue reading

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Is Forgiving Forgetting? What to Do When You Remember Pain

I have been in and around church my entire life. As I have gotten older, there are certain “church sayings” that I have had to check for their truthfulness. One such phrase is “forgive and forget.” Continue reading

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Dealing with Winter Time Depression

Depending on where you live on our planet, winter can mean more pleasant sunny days, or it can bring three months of cold gray gloom! For reasons only my ancestors know, I live on the gloomy side of winter in Indiana. My earliest childhood memories of winter seemed to be mostly in black and white, because for days the sun just didn’t shine. And, while I have not suffered anything near a DSM-5 defined depression, the grayness of winter holds little joy for me. My mood shifts with the sunshine. I suspect that is true for many of us. Continue reading

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Learning the History of the Civil Rights Movement

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2016, it would be instructive for all of us to ponder the historical predecessors who influenced Dr. King and the modern Civil Rights Movement. Continue reading

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Megaphone Post: Effective Counseling Strategies for Working with Emotionally Destructive Relationships

Free Webinar: Effective Counseling Strategies for Working with Emotionally Destructive Relationships All marriages struggle, but some conflict goes well beyond normal and becomes destructive to the body and soul of the victims. Many counselors are confused about how to handle abusive … Continue reading

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