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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Biblical Themes

Side by Side: CCEF National Conference

This ​conference ​is ​for ​ordinary ​people ​who ​need ​help ​and ​want ​to ​grow ​in ​giving ​help, ​and, ​as ​we ​grow, ​we ​hope ​to ​contribute ​to ​the ​ongoing ​transformation ​in ​our ​local ​churches. Continue reading

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What Is It with Singing?

“Words make you think a thought; music makes you feel a feeling; a song makes you feel a thought.” Continue reading

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4 Principles for Finishing Well

In college, as well as in life, it doesn’t matter as much how you start, but how you finish that really counts. Here are four practical biblical principles to help the college student finish the school year well— principles that all of us can relate to our calling to finish well. Continue reading

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The Centrality of Hope in Counseling Biblically

In my years of work as both a police officer, and now a biblical counselor, I have found that one common thread running through most, if not all interactions with people seeking help is their desire for hope. Whatever circumstance they face, they seek the assurance that things can change for the better. Continue reading

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Grace for Sin and for Suffering

Here’s a problem that we’re all familiar with in ministry to people: how do you deal with a person who has been badly sinned against, but is now acting out in response? Continue reading

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The 2015 IBCD Summer Institute “Equipped to Counsel”

The Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship (IBCD) exists to equip Christians to counsel one another in their local churches. Our annual summer institute brings together a variety of pastors and biblical counselors to share the knowledge and resources they have developed over decades of ministry. This conference in San Diego county is a great way for pastors or laypeople to be encouraged and strengthened by the Word of God. Continue reading

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8 Recommendations “When Counseling Hits a Dead End”

As a counseling pastor, one of the most frequent questions I receive from our lay counselors and caregivers is what to do when you’ve done all the “right things” and nothing seems to be working. Here are eight recommendations I share with them by way of encouragement even when counseling seems to have hit a dead end. Continue reading

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4 Guidelines for Addressing “Mindfulness”

The purpose of this post is to help pastors and biblical counselors to biblically, wisely, and constructively engage this trend of “mindfulness” as it engages our churches and people. Continue reading

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Are You a Bad Listener or a Good Listener?

Are you a bad listener? What would your spouse or best friend or roommate or children say about you? Would they say you are a bad listener? People tend to think much more highly of themselves than they actually deserve. What would you say? Are you a good or bad listener? Continue reading

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12 Wisdom Principles for Hearing and Responding to Critiques

Dr. Howard Eyrich writes in the spirit of the BCC’s Confessional Statement as he lays out for us 12 wisdom principles regarding how those in the modern biblical counseling movement can respond to critiques—whether from others who self-identify as being within the movement or from those who self-identify as being outside the movement. Continue reading

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