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Category Archives: Biblical Counseling

3 Questions for Biblical Counselling

Most of us are suspicious of new things. Rightly so. If we’ve managed fine without this new-fangled idea for years, why would we need it now? In the UK, biblical counselling is new and I hear a fair bit of suspicion. This can be helpful. It’s good to question. It enables us to work out if we need this new thing or not. Here are three questions I’ve heard recently… Continue reading

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Partner with the Biblical Counseling Coalition

The Biblical Counseling Coalition launched the BCC Partners to create a pathway toward connection with the BCC. BCC Partners have the opportunity to show support of, benefit from, and participate in our mission of collaborative relationships and robust resources. Continue reading

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Confessions of an Attention Seeker

After listening to her over several sessions I conclude (and Ruth agrees) that where there is no drama, she creates drama. When there is no crisis, she manufactures one. Whether for good reasons or bad reasons, Ruth has to be the center of attention. Continue reading

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A Testimonial: How Biblical Counseling Helped Me with a Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

This blog post and resource is part of a Biblical Counseling Coalition series of testimonies by people who have received biblical counseling. Though anonymous, each testimony is from a real person who is excited to share how biblical counseling has benefited them. Today’s testimony highlights the power of God’s Word to minister to a woman diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Continue reading

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What Changes for a Church when Counseling Becomes Formal?

What does it mean for a church to have a “counseling ministry”? It is one thing to say “we all do counseling every day when we hear each other’s struggles and seek to offer comfort or guidance from the Bible” and another thing to say “our church has a counseling ministry and we would be happy to help you schedule an appointment with a member of our counseling team.” Continue reading

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What Does the Biblical Counsel God Is “Into” Look Like?

The counsel God is “into” will look like Him. His truth. Offered in love. With speech tailored to the needs of the moment. Continue reading

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Biblical Counseling for the Great Commission

This is a simple plea that those of you whom God is calling to be biblical counselors consider your counseling as a way of reaching the unreached peoples of the world with the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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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

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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

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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.