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Category Archives: Christian Living

2 Principles to Consider if You Are Planning to Move: Advice to a Mobile Society

In the 21st century, people often move for jobs or education or buying a new home. Long gone are the days when a person stays in the same town and maybe even takes over the family business. The average American is said to move as many as 11 or 12 times in their lifetime, most of which comes before their mid-forties. I’d like to suggest two principles for someone who is thinking about moving. Continue reading

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Bible Reading Plans for 2015

As we start the new year at the Biblical Counseling Coalition, we want to encourage you to develop a consistent Bible reading and application plan for 2015. We also want to equip you to do that by offering you the following direct links to several Bible reading plans. Continue reading

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Finding Security in the Midst of Our Insecurities

Paul writes some of the most comforting words in all of his writings in Romans 8:1 where he states, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” That one little word, now could not come at a better time for many of us. Helping a counselee truly soak in this precious truth is a noble and worthy endeavor for those who care for souls. One of the issues which often arises in counseling is the issue of insecurities. Continue reading

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2 Reconciliation Primers

Reconciliation is one of the major themes of the New Testament and one of the most common counseling issues. Here are two reflections on reconciliation from two New Testament passages and some questions that could be used in a counseling session or as a homework assignment. Continue reading

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4 Spiritual Blessings to Be Thankful For

Let me suggest to you four spiritual blessings we can choose to be thankful about in this Thanksgiving season. Continue reading

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3 Spiritual Disciplines for Dispelling Defeating Doubts

Are you confronted with your inadequacy at the moment of ministry, whether public or private? How do you recover at the critical moment? Over the years, the following three spiritual discipline has help strengthen me and increase my faith. Continue reading

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What Is “Tough Love”? Part 2

You’re reading Part 2 of a two-part post by Dr. Mark Shaw on Tough Love. In Part 1, Dr. Shaw contrasted the world’s definition of “tough love” with the Word’s definition. Today in Part 2, Dr. Shaw explores the role of “tough love” in biblical counseling. Continue reading

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What Is “Tough Love”? Part 1

You’re reading Part 1 of a two-part post by Dr. Mark Shaw on Tough Love. In Part 1, Dr. Shaw contrasts the world’s definition of “tough love” with the Word’s definition. Continue reading

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The Fight Is On! Am I Ready?

We take life so lightly that when trouble comes we duck and run or hide or our reactions are so out of character for a Christ follower it would almost seem we were on the wrong side. We often live as though we have no arsenal at our disposal. Continue reading

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Marriage Is Death

I love my spouse; I’m just not ‘in-love’ with him/her anymore.” This is a statement I have heard pronounced in the counseling room many times by couples. Both women and men have said it. It is usually said in the context of a marriage counseling session scheduled because the couple has reached a crisis state, and in many cases, the one saying it is also declaring their desire to leave the relationship. Continue reading

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