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Category Archives: Anxiety

Counseling People Struggling with Obsessions and Compulsions

In working with people who struggle with obsessions and compulsions, the biblical counselor’s goal for a counselee is not that they would be totally temptation free, but rather that they would consistently increase in faithful responses. Victory is not the absence of struggle, but the growing response of faithfulness in the midst of the struggle. Continue reading

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5 Do’s and Don’ts for Social Anxiety

Social anxiety. What is it exactly? Counselor Aaron Sironi defines social anxiety as “feeling nervous, fearful, and physically tense in situations that involve other people.” Social anxiety can be as mild as temporary shyness around other people, or as debilitating as intense fear of encountering others. There’s no way to really tackle “social anxiety” in one little blog post, of course. That said, I have put together a short list of some “do’s and don’ts” that may provide some direction for those struggling with social anxiety. Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Prince of Peace

While there are several Bible passages that could help us deal with anxiety, Hebrews 2: 10-18 leads us directly to Jesus, the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 6: 6), for help. Here are six truths that can impart security and peace to us and our counselees. Continue reading

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Depression and Anxiety: Sisters for Life or Death

You’re reading the fifth in a five-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on biblical counseling and depression. Few issues are more painful. God’s Word provides us with wisdom for addressing depression with compassion so we can care well and wisely. Today’s post is Title By Tim Lane. Continue reading

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Has God Ever Scared You?

Scripture unflinchingly affirms that in God’s wisdom and sovereignty, He could purposely and wisely ordain the things that we most fear. Does this thought leave you trembling or trusting? Continue reading

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Counseled by the Birds & Flowers

Keeping the Lord first and foremost in my mind excludes anxiety from entering in. But how do I do that, practically speaking? Continue reading

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When Anxiety Attacks…Let Love and Peace Rule

When anxiety attacks, fight back with God’s love and peace ruling in your heart and mind. Continue reading

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Facing Anxiety Face-to-Face with Christ

From cover to cover the Bible has much to say about moving from fear to faith. In this post we’ll look at one book—Philippians—and focus on one chapter—chapter 4. We’re concentrating here not because it is the only or “best” place to look for biblical wisdom regarding anxiety, but because it’s the “common place” with that oft-quoted verse about being anxious for nothing (Phil. 4:6). We want to put that verse in the context of Paul’s entire letter to the Philippians. My hope is that by the time we’re done you will be thinking. “Incredible! One short epistle and one brief chapter in the Bible have that much relevant counsel about anxiety. I can’t wait to explore the rest of the Word to find truth for life so that I can experience victory in anxiety!” Continue reading

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Applying Truth to Truth: Practical Help for Post-Traumatic Stress

Having a painful past that still hurts is an opportunity to build a deeper confidence in the truth of God’s Word and what it says about you. This is not an exercise in positive thinking; it is telling gospel truth to yourself. Continue reading

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What Constitutes Ministry Failure?

When did not having enough fun become a tragic failure? Some would say in the last 100-150 years. Neal Postman’s title Amusing Ourselves to Death almost immediately came to mind as I considered our lust-affair with fun and amusement. Isn’t our problem that we don’t take our calling seriously enough? Continue reading

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