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Category Archives: Psychology and Christianity

BCC Weekend Megaphone Post: Psychology and a Biblical Worldview

The BCC loves to use our “megaphone” to highlight the ministry of leading biblical counseling groups. This weekend we want to make you aware of the upcoming Association of Biblical Counselor’s national conference: Psychology and a Biblical Worldview. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Mental Illness and the Church

As the Body of Christ and as a biblical counseling movement, God calls us to respond compassionately and comprehensively to individuals (and their families) suffering with troubling emotions and thoughts. To minister Christ’s gospel of grace to people compassionately and comprehensively, we need to reflect biblically and historically (church history) on several interrelated questions. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Towards a Christian Perspective on Mental Illness

On weekends, we love to highlight some of our BCC Resources. Today, we highlight a video from Brad Hambrick’s presentation, “Towards a Christian Perspective on Mental Illness.” For the various counseling options available from this material visit www.summitrdu.com/counseling. Continue reading

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

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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Weekend Megaphone Post: What’s Medical About Mental Illness

On weekends we often use our BCC “megaphone” to alert you to excellent resources on other biblical counseling sites. Today we highlight the blog site of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). The ACBC is providing videos of their plenary sessions from their recent annual conference. 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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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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Mental Illness and Faith-Based Counseling

I have been hesitant to weigh in on the recent debate related to faith-based counseling and mental illness because it is not an easy issue to address in a blog or short amount of time. However the more I read, the more I am compelled to share some insights from my journey as a trained psychologist who now practices as a biblical counselor. Continue reading

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4 Approaches to the Use of the Label “Porn Addiction”

For the biblical counselor—indeed, for any counselor—words matter. How we label a problem impacts how we approach it. And since pornography use is at an all-time high—and by some estimations, even in the church—it remains a critical question for biblical counselors today: Should I encourage others to label their problem an “addiction” and if so, what does that mean? Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Psychology and Christianity, Sexual Purity | Tags: , ,

How Can Christians Tell the Difference Between a Spiritual Issue and a Physical One?

Heath Lambert responds in two ways to the question: How can Christians tell the difference between a spiritual issue and a physical one? Continue reading

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