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Category Archives: Biblical Counseling

BCC Weekend Resource: Gospel-Driven Counseling for Suffering

A Word from Your BCC Team: Often on weekends we like to highlight and link back to one of our many free resources. Today, we link back to a resource produced by The Summit Church and authored by Brad Hambrick: Augustine: Confessions: A Guided Tour of Overcoming a Besetting Sin. Continue reading

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Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

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What Makes Your Counseling Model Different from Anyone Else’s?

Biblical counselors must be prepared to give a defense for the hope they have in a counseling ministry of the Word—especially when working in communities not familiar with the model. Continue reading

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Reflections on 40 Years of Life

The building blocks of a healthy approach to following Jesus are the building blocks of a healthy approach to biblical counseling. Continue reading

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The Eyes of Morgoth

You cannot offer Christ’s counsel to those in need when the power of darkness forms a more compelling interpretive grid for you than does the power of Christ. Continue reading

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When Do You Stop Counseling?

As a pastor or counselor, how do you know when to stop counseling? As you try to decide whether or not to end counseling, you will probably be aware, with some uneasiness, that not every problem has been solved. You will sense the need for more growth or the person’s desire that counseling continue regularly. But these are not adequate reasons to perpetuate counseling. When to end counseling is always a judgment call that requires a lot of wisdom. The decision to bring the counseling process to a close is sometimes clear, but often not. It’s best to own the decision to end counseling with some clear criteria. Consider two positive indicators of when to conclude counseling, and four less pleasant ones. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Megaphone Post: IBCD Newsletter

A Word from Your BCC Team: On weekends we often use our BCC “megaphone” to make you aware of various leading biblical counseling organizations. This weekend we highlight the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD) and their most recent newsletter. Continue reading

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Are You Healthy?

How does Paul define spiritual health? How do you know that your inner man is really healthy? The Bible doesn’t separate what we learn from how we live or the truth from how we behave. This article investigates the question on how we define spiritual health and shows its meaning for discipleship and for our churches. Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient for Sexual Purity

Purity is a funny word. It is a word that stresses the absence of something—the absence of some kind of contamination. In my mid-20s, this was the heart and soul of my pursuit as a young man: flee from porn and lust and hope it isn’t fast enough to catch me. Continue reading

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God’s Counsel About Counseling Youth

Proverbs is about easy sex, easy money, good and bad friendships, beauty, fear of what others think of me, careless lending, laziness and work, pleasure and pain, impetuous angry reactions, unguarded careless speech, a good or bad reputation. The list goes on and on. Pithy statements about hundreds of life experiences that concern young adults and God’s wisdom for them all: that’s Proverbs. Proverbs is a young adults’ book. Continue reading

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