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Category Archives: Cutting and Self-Harm

Cutting to the Heart of Self-Injury

The teenage years can be traumatic times and many teens are presented with situations they are not equipped to handle. Self-injury is one method of dealing with indescribable pain and loneliness. It is their way to cope with or relieve painful or hard-to-express feelings. Continue reading

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Vision of Hope: Serving the Community to Impact the World

While church-based counseling has often been the centerpiece of the biblical counseling movement, for many years we’ve seen a widening of potential models of care. What happens when Christians in local churches think creatively about how to meet the counseling needs of their community? Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, Cutting and Self-Harm, Eating Disorders, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , ,

The Lies You Believe and the Truth that Sets You Free

In our humanness, we seek a variety of vices to escape emotional pain. One of the most hidden vices is cutting and self-harm. Built on a foundation of lies, the scars, pain, and blood are insufficient means of satisfying your soul. Learn from the psalmist in Psalm 42 and put your hope in God. Continue reading

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Bringing Self-Harm Habits Into the Light

We cannot ignore self-injurious behavior in the local church but encourage those truly struggling to bring the issue into the light so that Christ may be glorified. Continue reading

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Why Do I Hate Myself: Motivations for the Dreadful Habit of Cutting

What motivates cutting and self-harm and how does Christ’s gospel of grace bring relief and release from the desires to self-harm? Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, Cutting and Self-Harm, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image, Stress | Tags: , , , , ,

2 Lies That Must Be Defeated to Overcome Cutting

Two primary lies discourage us from crying out to God to deal with the pain of and temptation toward cutting—learn what they are and how to defeat them with God’s truth. Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, Cutting and Self-Harm, Hope, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image | Tags: , , , ,

The BCC Weekend Media Resource: How Biblical Counseling Helped a Woman Struggling with Self Injury, Depression, and Anxiety

Every weekend we highlight one of our free resources. Many times those are media resources—video or audio. But we also have hundreds of blog resources on Christian living and biblical counseling. This weekend’s resource is an example of that. It’ss 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. Continue reading

Topics: Anxiety, Biblical Counseling, Cutting and Self-Harm, Depression, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , ,

How Biblical Counseling Helped a Woman Struggling with Self Injury, Depression, and Anxiety

A testimony of how God used His Word in biblical counseling to bring healing to a young woman struggling with depression, anxiety, and self-harm. Continue reading

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Cutting: Bleeding the Pain Away

If you’re a cutter, you know what it’s like to feel the pain welling up inside you. It feels like any second you’re going to explode. In the past you may have cried, gotten angry, accused, complied, or blamed yourself, … Continue reading

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