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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Love

2016 BCC Global Conference: Revive the Nations | June 5th - 7th, Chicago, IL

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

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Love, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Women/Wives | Tags: , ,

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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Leaving My First Love

After a recent health scare, the Holy Spirit diagnosed the real problem as a departure from my first love, Jesus. He was also gracious to provide the prescription for the cure. Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Love, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , ,

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

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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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