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Category Archives: Psychology and Christianity

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

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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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Counseling People Struggling with Obsessions and Compulsions

In working with people who struggle with obsessions and compulsions, the biblical counselor’s goal for a counselee is not that they would be totally temptation free, but rather that they would consistently increase in faithful responses. Victory is not the absence of struggle, but the growing response of faithfulness in the midst of the struggle. Continue reading

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A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality, Part 4

You’re reading the fourth of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by Dr. Sam Williams on A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality. Continue reading

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A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality, Part 3

You’re reading the third of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by Dr. Sam Williams on A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality. Continue reading

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A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality, Part 2

You’re reading the second of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by Dr. Sam Williams on A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality. Continue reading

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A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality, Part 1

You’re reading the first of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by Dr. Sam Williams on A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality. Continue reading

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Sufficiency of Scripture and Psychotropic Medication

You’re reading the fourth in a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Scripture and Counseling. In today’s post, Bob Kellemen explores The Sufficiency of Scripture and Psychotropic Medication. Continue reading

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Good Mood Bad Mood on Family Life Today

This past January, I had the privilege of flying to Little Rock Arkansas and spending a day with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine talking about my book Good Mood Bad Mood on their Family Life Today program. We had a lively discussion concerning the diagnosis of depression and bipolar disorder and questions concerning medical treatment and counseling care. Continue reading

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