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Category Archives: Christian Living

Overcoming a Critical Spirit

If we are honest, most of us have uttered words that were not edifying. Due to our sin nature, it is a battle to fight against a critical spirit. For some of us, it has become a life-dominating sin which is spiritually damaging. The hope is that a critical spirit can be overcome when we stop feeding our flesh and begin to feed our spirits in Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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3 Principles for Asking for Forgiveness

Most of us are poor at asking for forgiveness. Since this is something that we should be doing regularly, let’s consider three biblical principles for how we may improve our requests. Continue reading

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4 Principles Related to Gossip and Prayer Requests

“How do we keep gossip out of our prayer ministries?” is the most frequently asked question I have received since I began teaching on resisting gossip. Continue reading

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Are We Using the Word “Brokenness” Biblically?

We often hear Christians today talking about “brokenness.” But are we using the term biblically? In response to this question, Bob Kellemen provides 4 reflections on the word “brokenness.” Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Helping People with a Difficult Financial Past

On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource audio from the 2014 IBCD Summer Institute. Continue reading

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WWJD or HWJR?

Many Christians, when making decisions or wanting to follow a model for living, ask, “What would Jesus do (WWJD)?” I’ve done the same many times. Lately, I’ve been asking myself another question: “HWJR?” That’s: “How would Jesus relate?” Continue reading

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Learning to Read…Again

The art of reading is a time-tested discipline of Christian maturity. But in an age of information overload, we can lose the simple value of good books well read, sometimes to the detriment of the care of our souls. In this post we learn how to read for spiritual nourishment. Continue reading

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A Testimonial: How Biblical Counseling Helped Set Me Free from Alcohol and Drugs

This blog post and resource is part of a Biblical Counseling Coalition series of testimonies by people who have received biblical counseling. Though anonymous, each testimony is from a real person who is excited to share how biblical counseling has benefited them. Today’s testimony highlights the power of God’s Word to set us free from alcohol and drug addiction. Continue reading

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

How Christ Changes People

Typically in biblical counseling we have talked about how people change. That’s a great phrase and one I’ve used and will continue to use. However, lately I’ve been tweaking that language in an important way: how Christ changes people. Continue reading

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Cancer, Denial, and the Sovereignty of God

You’re reading Part 3 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Paul Tautges introduces us to a new resource by Deborah Howard, HELP! Someone I Love Has Cancer. Continue reading

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