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Category Archives: Love

Prescribing Hospitality for Growth in the Christian Life

As biblical counselors, we’re always looking to suggest practical ways of living out what we believe. How often have you heard from friends and counselees that they know what the Bible says, but are unsure what to do or how to connect doctrine with their struggles? Continue reading

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The Journey to Restoring Broken Trust, Part One

In this post, Brad Hambrick describes how couples might work toward restoring their marriage in the aftermath of sexual unfaithfulness. He presents a series of steps that can progressively heal the trauma of broken trust. Join Brad as he lays out a map for this challenging journey… Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Biblical Counseling, Doubt, Faith, Fear/Worry, Forgiveness, Humility, Intimacy, Love, Marriage & Family, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Trust | Tags: , , , ,

Advent Attitude Assessments: The Love Assessment

In this series of blogs we have been exploring four Christian virtues associated with the Advent season: hope, peace, joy, and love. Each one of these virtues—as Christian virtues—finds their full meaning and significance in Jesus’ ministry on earth. Without them we are at a clear disadvantage in dealing with trials and in demonstrating the reality of the gospel in our lives. I will conclude the series with some reflections on love. Continue reading

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Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

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The Counselor’s Vulnerability

The counselor’s relationship with his or her counselee is a central element for the spiritual work done in biblical counseling. The counselor, because of love for Christ and His people, is motivated from genuine concern and care that develops vulnerable relationships while dealing with other people’s problems. However, there lurks the subtle hazard of becoming problem-oriented rather than people-oriented. Many discover that sharp distinction between knowledge of how to minister the Word of God versus actually having a ministry from the Word of God. Continue reading

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3 Truths to Move from Discontentment to Contentment

Most of the people you counsel or disciple will struggle with the sin of discontentment in some aspect of life. My goal today is to give three key truths to help counsel someone struggling with putting on contentment and putting off discontent. Continue reading

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Falling In and Out of Love

How easy it is for us as believers to fall out of love with Jesus in the same sense as the Ephesian believers did. “You have left your first love,” Jesus said to them (Revelation 2:4). Their deeds and toil and perseverance for Jesus and the gospel were noteworthy, commendable. But Jesus had one thing against them. Their primary passion had shifted from Jesus—alone—to all the things they were doing for Him and, no doubt, also things from Him. Continue reading

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Motivated by Love

You’re reading Part Five of a multi-part Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Women’s Issues. Men—you’d be wise to read these too—to learn more about a biblical understanding of women and about biblical women’s ministry. Today’s post is from Shannon Kay McCoy entitled Motivated by Love. 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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