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Category Archives: Biblical Counseling

A Response to “The Integration of Christianity and Psychology: A Guest Post by Sarah Rainer”

On September 25, 2014, at Ed Stetzer’s Christianity Today blog site, The Exchange, Ed ran a guest post by Sarah Rainer entitled, The Integration of Christianity and Psychology. This is an important post, so we ask one of our Council Board members, Jeff Forrey, to share his reflections on the post. Continue reading

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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: , ,

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: , ,

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

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

How Do We Know Whether People Are Truly Changing?

We are becoming smarter in many ways while at the same time never learning how to do life. It would be safe to say that we are surrounded by the rise of knowledge, and at the same time a bumper crop of brilliant failures. Knowledge may rapidly change the conditions of the human experience and life, but it can never change the condition of the human heart. Continue reading

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

BCC Weekend Resource: Helping People with a Difficult Financial Past

On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource audio from the 2014 IBCD Summer Institute. Continue reading

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

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.