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Category Archives: Addictions

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Would You Rather Deal with An Angry Bear or a Drug-Seeker?

Vision of Hope is a residential program under the authority of the local church that serves young women in four primary areas: addictions, eating disorders, self-harm habits, and unplanned pregnancy. In today’s post, Dr. Mark Shaw, Executive Director of Vision of Hope, discusses the importance of reaching a lost group of people enslaved to idolatrous sin called addiction and how the church must begin to take steps forward in order to impact the local community and the world. Continue reading

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4 Strategies from Proverbs for Breaking the Grip of Porn

You’re reading the third of a three-part BCC Grace & Truth blog miniseries on Biblical Counseling and Addictions. In today’s post, Luke Gilkerson, of Covenant Eyes, shares 4 strategies to break the grip of porn. Continue reading

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Addicts: An Unreached People Group?

You’re reading the second of a three-part BCC Grace & Truth blog miniseries on Biblical Counseling and Addictions. In today’s post, Dr. Mark Shaw explores whether we should see addicts as an unreached people group and the implications if we do. Continue reading

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5 Mentalities of a Porn “Addict”

You’re reading the first of a three-part BCC Grace & Truth blog miniseries on Biblical Counseling and Addictions. In today’s post, Dr. Mark Shaw helps us to understand 5 Mentalities of a Porn “Addict.” Continue reading

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Biblical Counseling, Addictions, and the Body of Christ

Counseling people struggling with addictions is full of complexities and challenges. There are a host of problems that compound the counseling process: chemical, psychological, social, and of course spiritual. We can help our friends struggling with addictions immensely by involving the larger church body in their recovery. Continue reading

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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: , ,

A Testimonial: How Biblical Counseling Helped Set Me Free from Alcohol and Drugs

This blog post and resource is part of a Biblical Counseling Coalition series of testimonies by people who have received biblical counseling. Though anonymous, each testimony is from a real person who is excited to share how biblical counseling has benefited them. Today’s testimony highlights the power of God’s Word to set us free from alcohol and drug addiction. Continue reading

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Bridge to Hope: A Biblically-Based Addictions Program

We at the Reigning Grace Counseling Center believe that the addict can be set free from their enslaving lusts as they begin to understand the heart of addiction. Continue reading

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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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