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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Counseling Topics

Pursuit, Forgiveness, and Church Discipline

Matthew 18 and “the church discipline process” are bookended with wisdom related to forgiveness and grace. How do these two bookends impact the application and implementation of church discipline? Continue reading

Topics: Church Discipline, Forgiveness, Local Church Ministry, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , ,

RESTful Meetings

“Let’s get some ‘rest’ by having a meeting.” Normally, we would never make that statement, would we? The phrase, “restful meetings” does not have to be an oxymoron. “Rest” and “meetings” can and should go hand-in-hand. Ministry teams can and should become small groups. Ministry meetings can become small group meetings where everyone leaves rested and energized. Continue reading

Topics: Discipleship, Equipping, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Small Group Ministry | Tags: , , , , ,

The Power of a Story

“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear.” Continue reading

Topics: Gospel-Centered Ministry, Homosexuality, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse | Tags: , , , ,

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

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Theology | Tags: , , , ,

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

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Theology | Tags: , , , , , ,

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

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Theology | Tags: , , , , ,

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

Topics: Audio, Interview, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

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: , , ,

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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.