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Category Archives: Counseling Topics

3 Questions for Biblical Counselling

Most of us are suspicious of new things. Rightly so. If we’ve managed fine without this new-fangled idea for years, why would we need it now? In the UK, biblical counselling is new and I hear a fair bit of suspicion. This can be helpful. It’s good to question. It enables us to work out if we need this new thing or not. Here are three questions I’ve heard recently… Continue reading

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Partner with the Biblical Counseling Coalition

The Biblical Counseling Coalition launched the BCC Partners to create a pathway toward connection with the BCC. BCC Partners have the opportunity to show support of, benefit from, and participate in our mission of collaborative relationships and robust resources. Continue reading

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5 Ugly Qualities of the Anti-Elder

In the book of Titus, Paul writes to a young man and charges him to appoint elders in every church in Crete. He tells him what kind of man to look for and as he does this he gives a glimpse of the anti-elder, the kind of man who may seek the office but who is absolutely unsuited to it. Continue reading

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If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed?

At the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors blog site, Dr. Heath Lambert interviews Dr. Bob Somerville about his new book, “If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed?” Dr. Lambert calls this new book “the best book on depression that I’ve read.” Continue reading

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BCC Megaphone Post: What’s Wrong with Reparative Therapy?

Because of the controversial nature of the therapy [Reparative Therapy] it is crucial for Christians to think through it with care. I want to try and begin that thoughtfulness in this blog by evaluating Reparative Therapy as articulated by Joseph Nicolosi in Shame and Attachment Loss: The Practical Work of Reparative Therapy. Continue reading

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Confessions of an Attention Seeker

After listening to her over several sessions I conclude (and Ruth agrees) that where there is no drama, she creates drama. When there is no crisis, she manufactures one. Whether for good reasons or bad reasons, Ruth has to be the center of attention. Continue reading

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14 Daggers That Help to Kill Worry

Faith battles are fought in the mind. In other words, what we say to ourselves controls much of what we do, whether right or wrong, true or false, which is the fruit of what we believe. Therefore, counseling ourselves with pithy statements rooted in biblical truth is an exceedingly important, but oft-neglected discipline of the Christian life. Continue reading

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

A Testimonial: How Biblical Counseling Helped Me with a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

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 minister to a woman diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Continue reading

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3 Spiritual Disciplines for Dispelling Defeating Doubts

Are you confronted with your inadequacy at the moment of ministry, whether public or private? How do you recover at the critical moment? Over the years, the following three spiritual discipline has help strengthen me and increase my faith. Continue reading

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How to Relate Truth to Life: Connecting Ancient Texts with Modern People

Some of the hardest work of counseling and preaching is helping people see how God’s word addresses them without their self-justifications kicking in. In 1 Peter 4:15, Peter demonstrates a method or model we can follow in our ministry of the Word. Continue reading

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