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Category Archives: Counseling Topics

When our Theology Stifles Our Compassion

It is far more difficult to patiently support, silently love, and unceasingly pray than to exegete a passage of Scripture. We need to seek the Holy Spirit regularly for discernment in our approach, in order to be truly competent counselors and compassionate friends. Continue reading

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

Mental Disorders, Medicine, and Biblical Counseling

The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), recently released their Statement Regarding Mental Disorders, Medicine, and Counseling. The BCC applauds this compassionate and comprehensive statement. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Medication, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Psychology and Christianity | Tags: , ,

10 Endorsements for Scripture and Counseling

“Robert Jones says it well, ‘The Bible does not merely inform our counseling…the Bible drives our counseling.’ I believe he is exactly correct. The contributors to Scripture and Counseling encourage, teach, and show us how this happens as we pursue and develop a robust biblical strategy in ministry to hurting, confused, and broken people. The book is obviously comprehensive! It is also well-written. I suspect it will become a standard resource in the field of biblical counseling.” Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Book Reviews, Education, Equipping, Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: Counseling As If a Life Depended on It (Anorexia)

In this resource, Martha Peace addresses the issue of Counseling As If a Life Depended on It. This lecture explains the physical issues of anorexia and the biblical antidote. It includes biblical principles, helping your counselee renew her mind, and, by God’s grace, to overcome her sinfully entrenched mindset about her weight. Continue reading

Topics: Eating Disorders, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

Mental Illness and Faith-Based Counseling

I have been hesitant to weigh in on the recent debate related to faith-based counseling and mental illness because it is not an easy issue to address in a blog or short amount of time. However the more I read, the more I am compelled to share some insights from my journey as a trained psychologist who now practices as a biblical counselor. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Faith, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Psychology and Christianity | Tags: , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: Counseling Sexually Abused Women and Children

In this resource, Caroline Newheiser addresses the issue of Counseling Sexually Abused Women and Children. Sexual abuse is more and more prevalent in our society. Vulnerable children become women who have lived with a secret for years. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Women/Wives | Tags: , ,

Whining or Biblical Burden Sharing?

The Bible does not expect change to occur in isolation or privately. Actually, the Bible seems to assume that the more private we keep our struggles (both sin and suffering) the more intense our struggles will become. Therefore, let us “whine” like the Bible models—by biblical burden sharing. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Guilt, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , ,

4 Approaches to the Use of the Label “Porn Addiction”

For the biblical counselor—indeed, for any counselor—words matter. How we label a problem impacts how we approach it. And since pornography use is at an all-time high—and by some estimations, even in the church—it remains a critical question for biblical counselors today: Should I encourage others to label their problem an “addiction” and if so, what does that mean? Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Psychology and Christianity, Sexual Purity | Tags: , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: Counseling After a Suicide

In this resource, Jim Newheiser addresses the issue of Counseling After a Suicide. Many have been touched by the tragedy of having a loved one take his or her own life. How can we help those left behind deal with the emotions and the questions which come in the aftermath of suicide? Why do people make this awful choice? Can a real believer do this? What are the indicators that a suicide attempt may be imminent and what can be done to help? Continue reading

Topics: Audio, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suicide | Tags: , ,

The Chief End of Man Is the Beginning of Biblical Counseling

In biblical counseling, we’re guided by something that transcends the mere alleviation of symptoms or the modification of behavioral problems, even as important as those goals may be. The plumb line in biblical counseling and all forms of discipleship is found in God’s purposes for creating humanity, which is according to Scripture, His eternal glory. Continue reading

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About the BCC

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.