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Category Archives: Counseling Topics

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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When Your Counselee Confides Abuse

Every secular counselor is a mandated reporter of abuse, which means they must report it to the authorities. If this applies to secular counselors, how much more it applies to biblical counselors! We, who not only have the secular law that requires us to render aid and assistance to a person in danger, but also have the commands of Scripture that instruct us to submit ourselves to the governing authorities! Biblical counselors must report physical and sexual abuse of man, woman, elder, or child. Continue reading

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Humility and Anxiety

The Bible’s solution to anxiety can seem a bit strange. The Bible impresses upon anxious souls the importance of humility. In writing to Christians undergoing severe persecution the apostle Peter guides them to a place of confidence and rest outside of themselves. We see this in 1 Peter 5:6-7. Humility is the key to overcoming fear, worry, and anxiety. 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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What Is It with Singing?

“Words make you think a thought; music makes you feel a feeling; a song makes you feel a thought.” Continue reading

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4 Principles for Finishing Well

In college, as well as in life, it doesn’t matter as much how you start, but how you finish that really counts. Here are four practical biblical principles to help the college student finish the school year well— principles that all of us can relate to our calling to finish well. Continue reading

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The 2015 IBCD Summer Institute “Equipped to Counsel”

The Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship (IBCD) exists to equip Christians to counsel one another in their local churches. Our annual summer institute brings together a variety of pastors and biblical counselors to share the knowledge and resources they have developed over decades of ministry. This conference in San Diego county is a great way for pastors or laypeople to be encouraged and strengthened by the Word of God. Continue reading

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8 Recommendations “When Counseling Hits a Dead End”

As a counseling pastor, one of the most frequent questions I receive from our lay counselors and caregivers is what to do when you’ve done all the “right things” and nothing seems to be working. Here are eight recommendations I share with them by way of encouragement even when counseling seems to have hit a dead end. Continue reading

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4 Guidelines for Addressing “Mindfulness”

The purpose of this post is to help pastors and biblical counselors to biblically, wisely, and constructively engage this trend of “mindfulness” as it engages our churches and people. Continue reading

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Are You a Bad Listener or a Good Listener?

Are you a bad listener? What would your spouse or best friend or roommate or children say about you? Would they say you are a bad listener? People tend to think much more highly of themselves than they actually deserve. What would you say? Are you a good or bad listener? Continue reading

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