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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Counseling Topics

Word of Hope Ministries

Ellen Castillo, Executive Director of Word of Hope Ministries, introduces you to this vital biblical counseling and online training ministry. Continue reading

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Why Counseling in the Local Church?

The mission of the BCC is to advance the ministry of the biblical counseling movement. Today we use our BCC “megaphone” to highlight an excellent new video by the ACBC’s Executive Director, Heath Lambert. Heath addresses the important issue of why counseling is such a vital and integral part of the regular life of the local church. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Video | Tags: , ,

4 Visions for the Biblical Counseling Movement

As I (Garrett Higbee) take the role of Executive Director, I plan to build on our faithful foundation with four priorities. I am a fan of easy to remember and compelling words that will tell the story of who we are and where we are going. The four words I chose to describe the vision for the BCC for the next season are: Relationships, Resources, Replication, and Reach. Continue reading

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Our Gospel Identity in Christ and Sexual Abuse “Triggers”

You’re reading Part 4 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Adam Embry addresses how mind renewal and our identity in Christ can help sexual abuse victims to address unwanted memories and “triggers” of past abuse. Continue reading

Topics: People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification, Sexual Abuse, Suffering | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Infertility: Grieving the Absence of a Longed-For Child

You’re reading Part 2 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Pat Quinn addresses the pain of infertility. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Grief/Loss, Infertility, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , , , , , ,

Robin Williams: Sorrow Behind the Laughter

Despite his phenomenal sense of humor and hard work to make all of us laugh, Robin Williams recently revealed the truth of this verse in Proverbs 14:13: Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief. Continue reading

Topics: Grief/Loss, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering, Suicide | Tags: , , ,

Biblical Counseling and Medicine: Trying to Wear Two Hats Fairly

As a family physician, I am often asked about taking medicine for depression and other disorders. Also, as a biblical counselor, I have been involved in counseling people who struggle with depression and worry for the past 25 years. I counsel them every Monday night, and again I am answering the same kinds of questions about medication. More than anything else, I want to do both roles (family physician and biblical counselor) well and fairly. Continue reading

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6 Steps to Wise Decision-Making About Psychotropic Medications

How do Christians make wise decisions about psychotropic medications? Brad Hambrick shares six steps toward answering this important question. Continue reading

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

Our Ministry Goal: Love

What are you trying to produce through your ministry? Perhaps you are an elder or minister in a local church: how would you describe the aim of your ministry? Perhaps you are a small group leader, a Sunday School teacher, or a biblical counselor—what is the purpose of your ministry? Here’s one way to think about it: What’s your goal for those whom you disciple? Continue reading

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

4 Things Not to Say to Hurting People

If you are a Christian who has faced suffering in your life, then you have probably encountered a fellow Christian who wanted to provide comfort and help to you. Some of them were probably helpful, while others…not so much. Most people, including myself, have said things that are unhelpful and have made things worse for brothers and sisters who are suffering. Here are 4 things not to say to people who are hurting. 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.