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Category Archives: Medication

Psychiatry Now Admits It’s Been Wrong in Big Ways: But Can It Change?

Biblical counselors have always stated that our “mission” is a system of care that is truly Scripture-based and that truly respects accurate science-based studies. This post explores the intersection between both. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Depression, Medication, and Biblical Counseling

I’ve been interacting with my friend, David Murray, on issues related to Depression, Medication, and Biblical Counseling. My series of blog posts began when Dr. Murray posted on his site, I’m Thinking about Going to the Doctor for Depression Meds. Continue reading

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Depression, Medication, and Biblical Counseling

Earlier in our BCC Grace & Truth blog series on Biblical Counseling and Depression, we posted Dr. Bob Kellemen’s article, “I’m Thinking about Going to the Doctor for Depression Meds”—What Is a Compassionate, Comprehensive Response? That article by Dr. Kellemen was part of a multi-part blog series he ran at his RPM Ministries blog site Changing Lives. Dr. Kellemen has collated his entire series into a free PDF download and is making it available to our BCC readership. Continue reading

Topics: Depression, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Medication, Methodology, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , ,

“I’m Thinking about Going to the Doctor for Depression Meds”—What Is a Compassionate, Comprehensive Response?

God’s Word provides us with wisdom for addressing depression with compassion so we can care well and wisely. Today’s post is “I’m Thinking about Going to the Doctor for Depression Meds?”—What Is a Compassionate, Comprehensive Response? By Bob Kellemen. Continue reading

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Bridgehaven Counseling: Church, Counseling, and the Gospel at Work

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

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BCC Weekend Resource: Pastors’ Conference Call Series—Interview with John Applegate

Often on weekends at the BCC’s Grace & Truth blog, we highlight one of our many (and growing list of) resources. This weekend we make you aware of the resources: Pastors’ Conference Call Series: Interview with John Applegate by Deepak Reju. Continue reading

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Mental Illness, Psychiatric Drugs, and Counseling Education

This post shares the three categories to consider whenever we think about, speak on, or answer questions about the use psychotropic drugs in counseling. Continue reading

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The Mind, Body, and Medications

In my ongoing study of the subject of mental/emotional illness, counseling, and the church; I found a very helpful chapter in the recently released book, Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling. The final chapter, “The Complex Mind/Body Connection,” is written by Dr. Laura Hendrickson. As a trained medical doctor, and board-certified psychiatrist, Laura brings insight that is appreciated within the biblical counseling world. Continue reading

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Prayer and Counseling: An Impacting Statement

Having the privilege to be a part of a counseling ministry, I get a close up seat to the details of people’s lives. Many of these details are not easy. Instead they are the difficult, heartbreaking moments that a person is living out each day. Because of this reality I often get asked if being continually exposed to people’s trials and sufferings affects me. That’s a good question. The answer is an obvious—Yes! Continue reading

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Psychiatric Medication and the Image of God

We know that a human being involves more than the body. But we also know that the body is a vital aspect of our being as designed by God. So how should Christians think about psychiatric medication? Continue reading

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