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Category Archives: Forgiveness

Picture Perfect: The Problem (Part 1)

What creates the frustration and unhappiness that comes with perfectionism is what lies under the surface and drives these behaviors—the motives, beliefs, desires, fears, anxieties, and goals that live in and rule the heart and mind. These beliefs and desires interfere with loving relationships with God and others. Happily, our beloved Savior offers to rescue us from these passions that create so much tension in our lives, and offers us instead joy and peace that are given in such abundance that they overflow. Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Christian Living, Conflict, Forgiveness, Patience, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

Could a Definition Actually Help Us Love Better?

You’re reading the fourth of a special BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on marriage—timed to coincide with the week of Valentine’s Day. Today’s post is by Ken Long: Could a Definition Actually Help Us Love Better? Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Forgiveness, Love, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , ,

Regret: Lingering Reminders of Our Humanity

Regret, simply put, is lingering sadness about a moment, a season, or a series of events from the past. It is different from temporal sadness. Temporary sadness is a normal human responses to undesirable circumstances. Lingering sadness does not end and should not be the norm for a Christian. There are two ways in which bad things happen to me: (1) I make mistakes and (2) others make mistakes which impact me. Continue reading

Topics: Conflict, Forgiveness, Guilt, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Control | Tags: , , ,

Have You Been Burned By A NANC Counselor?

Perhaps you are like a lot of people I have talked to since being asked to become the executive director of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) (Now: ACBC: Association of Certified Biblical Counselors). I’ve heard stories of people who have friends, relatives, and acquaintances with terrible things to say about NANC counselors. I want to explain to you why I agreed to lead an organization with some counselors that, apparently, have such a terrible reputation. In particular I have five things I’d like to say to anyone who’s been burned by a NANC counselor. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Forgiveness, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Repentance, Sin | Tags: , , , ,

Be the Parent

Parents, take heart when your child doesn’t learn to obey overnight. Neither did you or I. God gives us 18-21+ years to teach and train, love and correct, rebuke and encourage each of our children to maturity. Keep praying and dancing in balance with Nurture and Admonition! Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Approval-Seeking, Biblical Counseling, Forgiveness, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

I Messed Up: Confessing Sin to Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend Before You Get Engaged

If you are dating someone right now, are you scared to tell him or her about your sinful past? Whether you’ve struggled with difficult sins from the past, or you are still struggling with significant sins right now, it’s important to talk to your future spouse about these things. Continue reading

Topics: Adultery, Forgiveness, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Premarital, Sexual Purity, Sin | Tags: , , , ,

The BCC Weekend Resource: Confronting An Abuser

In this audio resource, along with accompanying PDF notes, RN and NANC certified counselor, Pam Gannon, walks counselors and people struggling with anxiety, through a biblical process for dealing with worry, fear, and anxiety. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Forgiveness, Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse | Tags: , , ,

Confession: The Prerequisite to Repentance and Forgiveness

Christians regard repentance, forgiveness, and restoration to be important, but few Christians today understand what practicing confession means. This post clarifies what confession is and what it looks like when practiced in a biblical way. Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Forgiveness, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Repentance | Tags: , ,

Forgiveness for Moms Who Fail

In my twenty-five years of pastoral ministry, I don’t think I have met a mom, including a preschool mom, who feels like she has done a good enough job. Most mothers labor under the weight of guilt—of frustrated ideals, imperfect … Continue reading

Topics: Forgiveness, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Grace, Guilt, People in Need of Care | Tags: , , , ,

Forgiveness Fatigue

Parenting Fatigue As a parent, I often get tired of telling my children the same thing again and again. “Johnny, please put your shoes on the rack.” “Debbie, you need to brush your teeth before you get to bed.” “Mark, … Continue reading

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