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Category Archives: Biblical Counseling

Infertility: Grieving the Absence of a Longed-For Child

You’re reading Part 2 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Pat Quinn addresses the pain of infertility. Continue reading

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Biblical Counseling and Medicine: Trying to Wear Two Hats Fairly

As a family physician, I am often asked about taking medicine for depression and other disorders. Also, as a biblical counselor, I have been involved in counseling people who struggle with depression and worry for the past 25 years. I counsel them every Monday night, and again I am answering the same kinds of questions about medication. More than anything else, I want to do both roles (family physician and biblical counselor) well and fairly. Continue reading

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6 Steps to Wise Decision-Making About Psychotropic Medications

How do Christians make wise decisions about psychotropic medications? Brad Hambrick shares six steps toward answering this important question. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Medication, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Psychology and Christianity | Tags: , , ,

Our Ministry Goal: Love

What are you trying to produce through your ministry? Perhaps you are an elder or minister in a local church: how would you describe the aim of your ministry? Perhaps you are a small group leader, a Sunday School teacher, or a biblical counselor—what is the purpose of your ministry? Here’s one way to think about it: What’s your goal for those whom you disciple? Continue reading

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

4 Things Not to Say to Hurting People

If you are a Christian who has faced suffering in your life, then you have probably encountered a fellow Christian who wanted to provide comfort and help to you. Some of them were probably helpful, while others…not so much. Most people, including myself, have said things that are unhelpful and have made things worse for brothers and sisters who are suffering. Here are 4 things not to say to people who are hurting. Continue reading

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

Bullying: A Deadly Poison in a Marriage

When we think of bullying, we often think of it in the school system—kids picking on and beating up other kids. And I would agree that is a definite problem. However, bullying doesn’t just happen with children; it also happens within marriages. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Conflict, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Violence/Physical Abuse, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

The Grand Canyon from the Bottom Up: Creation and Counseling

Scripture directly connects reflecting on creation and its impact on the soul. Are we utilizing this powerful tool the Lord has given us enough in our counseling ministries? Are we using this wonderful gift from the creator enough in our own relationship with Him? Continue reading

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Going Back to School

A clinical psychologist becomes a biblical counselor… Continue reading

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5 Ways Training in Biblical Counseling Changes Our Lives

Training in biblical counseling not only impacts our ability to help others. It impacts us—who we are and how we relate to others. Here are 5 ways that biblical counseling training changes us. Continue reading

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Helping a Counselee Understand Chemical Imbalance

Often counselees are told by their doctors that they have a “chemical imbalance” that only medicine will correct. But is this correct? Continue reading

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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.