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Category Archives: Christian Living

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

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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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There Is Hope

You’re reading Part 1 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Bob Kellemen shares the “big picture truth that in Christ There Is Hope. Continue reading

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6 Biblical Perspectives on Strength in Weakness

It’s human nature to detest pain, suffering, and weaknesses. Perhaps that’s why I find 2 Corinthians so intriguing. It shows how Paul suffered for his faith and responded to criticisms. By that time, Paul had planted churches and proven his … Continue reading

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Ten Simple (But Critical) Questions to Consider in Marriage Counseling

On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource article by Dr. Jeremy Lelek in which he discusses Ten Simple (But Critical) Questions to Consider in Marriage Counseling. Continue reading

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Good News for Single Men

Last night I had a conversation with a handful of single men from our Soma Tacoma family. As a shepherd and elder who cares deeply for the hearts of people, I’d like to speak directly to other single men about a few of the takeaways from our two-plus-hour dialogue. Continue reading

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Complaining: Rewriting the Story God Is Writing

Complaining has become a way of life or a part of our personalities. When we feel angst about our life circumstances, we begin to grumble in our hearts only to unleash the negative venom from our tongues. This sin can consume us and stunt our life story. The only way to overcome sinful complaining is to cultivate joyful contentment in Christ. Continue reading

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Blessings from a Godly Mother

Mom was born in 1909, saved at a tent meeting in the Missouri boot heel when she was ten, the same night her mother made a commitment to Christ. Growth was hard when the only church came once every three months as the itinerate preacher passed through town. So Mom married my dad, a charming unbeliever who became an abusive alcoholic. Life was hard, but God was good. Continue reading

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