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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Love

Our Ministry Goal: Love

What are you trying to produce through your ministry? Perhaps you are an elder or minister in a local church: how would you describe the aim of your ministry? Perhaps you are a small group leader, a Sunday School teacher, or a biblical counselor—what is the purpose of your ministry? Here’s one way to think about it: What’s your goal for those whom you disciple? Continue reading

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

4 Things Not to Say to Hurting People

If you are a Christian who has faced suffering in your life, then you have probably encountered a fellow Christian who wanted to provide comfort and help to you. Some of them were probably helpful, while others…not so much. Most people, including myself, have said things that are unhelpful and have made things worse for brothers and sisters who are suffering. Here are 4 things not to say to people who are hurting. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Communication, Love, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , , , ,

The Power of Friendship/The Power of God’s Word

You’re reading the third in a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Scripture and Counseling. In today’s post, Steve Viars links our trust in the sufficiency of Scripture to the powerful use of Scripture in our daily relationships in The Power of Friendship/The Power of God’s Word. Continue reading

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A Thank You Note to Mothers

A mere “Thank you” doesn’t seem adequate to cover the depth of our gratitude for mothers in God’s gracious plan for humanity. This blog is for you, mom. However, the space is inadequate to describe all the ways in which we are grateful for who you are and what you do. Continue reading

Topics: Love, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , ,

A Mother’s Love Communicates the Father’s Heart: A Mother’s Day Reflection

Our experiences in this world were always intended to help us understand God and what He’s like in relationships. While they never substitute for God Himself, they are supposed to point beyond themselves to Him (Romans 1:18-20); the visible creation revealing His character and relational style so that we can learn to trust Him even though we can’t see Him. Continue reading

Topics: Love, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Theology, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , , ,

Ascending Praise on Mother’s Day

tenacity, grit, and beauty that we experience in a mother’s love is but a faint echo, a soft ripple on the water’s surface, of a deeper love found in the heart of God. Continue reading

Topics: Grace, Love, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , , ,

He Is Risen Indeed!

Easter changes everything. Easter makes all the difference in the world. Happy Easter! Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Hope, Love, 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: , ,

Your Spouse Is Not Jesus

You’re reading the third 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 Keri Seavey: Your Spouse Is Not Jesus. Continue reading

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

How Do I Enjoy My Spouse?

You’re reading the second 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 Andrew Rogers: How Do I Enjoy My Spouse? Continue reading

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

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