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Category Archives: Counseling Topics

Good Friday: The Shadow of David’s Greater Son in David’s Lesser Son

The Old Testament story of Absalom gives us a deeper glimpse into the issues of faithlessness and murderousness that lodge themselves in every human heart. More powerfully, however, his story foreshadows how Christ’s work of faithful love on the cross meets our need. Continue reading

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Theospection

Engaging in focused times of prayer, fasting, reading, or reflection can be very helpful—for both counselors and counselees. However, there’s one very subtle danger involved in any time of reflection in which we are seeking renewal, and it’s this: renewal is not the result of introspection but theospection. Continue reading

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Reflections on the Burial of Jesus for Biblical Counseling

As we receive and offer counsel during this season, let’s hold out hope for true change in both hearts and situations because the tomb of Jesus was filled and is now empty. Continue reading

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Weekend Media Resource: When a Husband Is Discovered Looking at Pornography

This is an audio recording of a conversation between David Powlison, Deepak Reju, and Garrett Higbee about how a counselor might help a couple when the husband has just been discovered in a struggle with pornography. All three men share their various perspectives on how to understand the problem as well as the way forward. Continue reading

Topics: Adultery, Audio, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Sexual Purity, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , ,

Picture Perfect: The Root (Part 2)

We’ve got to start asking questions, “What do I mean by perfect or right? Why do I want these things done perfectly? What makes perfection important to me? Where does God fit into all of this?” These won’t necessarily be easy questions to answer. Uncovering desires can often be difficult. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Conflict, Fear/Worry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Stress | Tags: , , , ,

Weekend Media Resource: Pastor’s Conference Call with David Powlison

On weekends we often highlight one of our many free resources. This weekend we highlight the Pastor’s Conference Call with David Powlison. Continue reading

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A Mother’s Guide to Raising Pharisees

The teenage years can be traumatic times and many teens are presented with situations they are not equipped to handle. Self-injury is one method of dealing with indescribable pain and loneliness. It is their way to cope with or relieve painful or hard-to-express feelings. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Grace, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

Cutting to the Heart of Self-Injury

The teenage years can be traumatic times and many teens are presented with situations they are not equipped to handle. Self-injury is one method of dealing with indescribable pain and loneliness. It is their way to cope with or relieve painful or hard-to-express feelings. Continue reading

Topics: Cutting and Self-Harm, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suicide, Violence/Physical Abuse | Tags: , , ,

How to Do a Biblical Intervention, Part 2: A Sample Intervention Letter

There are four elements to include in your letter based upon 2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” Continue reading

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

How to Do a Biblical Intervention, Part 1: Preparation to Intervene

Addiction counselors will do much of their work with family members and friends of the “addict.” One of the key helps a counselor can offer is to be a peace-maker (Matthew 5:9) by offering to do an intervention with the family and their addicted loved one (Matthew 18:15-18). Continue reading

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The BCC exists to strengthen churches, para-church organizations, and educational institutions by promoting excellence and unity in biblical counseling as a means to accomplish compassionate outreach and effective discipleship.