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Category Archives: Anxiety

Humility and Anxiety

The Bible’s solution to anxiety can seem a bit strange. The Bible impresses upon anxious souls the importance of humility. In writing to Christians undergoing severe persecution the apostle Peter guides them to a place of confidence and rest outside of themselves. We see this in 1 Peter 5:6-7. Humility is the key to overcoming fear, worry, and anxiety. Continue reading

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Anxiety: How God Cares for Stressed People—CCEF Regional Conference

At the Biblical Counseling Coalition, we love using our “megaphone” to fulfill our BCC mission: to advance the ministry of the biblical counseling movement. On weekends, we often highlight upcoming biblical counseling training events—like this weekend’s post highlighting a CCEF regional training conference: Anxiety: How God Cares for Stressed People. Continue reading

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6 Free Biblical Counseling Video Curriculum Resources

Today’s post is from Brad Hambrick’s personal ministry site and is reproduced here with Brad’s permission. Brad has graciously made available to the BCC and to you six biblical counseling video resources. Continue reading

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Helping a Family Member Struggling with PTSD Symptoms, Part Two—Biblical Wisdom

You’re reading Part Two of a two-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by Greg Gifford on a biblical perspective for understanding and helping a family member struggling with symptoms of what our society labels post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Continue reading

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Helping a Family Member Struggling with PTSD Symptoms, Part One—Biblical Understanding

You’re reading Part One of a two-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by Greg Gifford on a biblical perspective for understanding and helping a family member struggling with symptoms of what our society labels post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Continue reading

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14 Daggers That Help to Kill Worry

Faith battles are fought in the mind. In other words, what we say to ourselves controls much of what we do, whether right or wrong, true or false, which is the fruit of what we believe. Therefore, counseling ourselves with pithy statements rooted in biblical truth is an exceedingly important, but oft-neglected discipline of the Christian life. Continue reading

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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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