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Category Archives: Self-Esteem/Self-Image

Who Am I…Really?

We inevitably live out of our sense of who we are. Inferior identities are God-demeaning and self-destructive. Out true identity in Christ leads to the freedom and joy of living as beloved children of God. Biblical counselors have the privilege and responsibility to help counselees see, understand, and grow up into this glorious new identity—the very image of Christ. Continue reading

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Our Identity…Should It Be a Focus in Counseling?

You’re reading the first of a BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on “Our Identity in Christ.” In all that we do at the BCC, we seek to provide robust resources through collaborative relationships. This blog series is also designed to meet that goal—as you will read and hear several different perspectives and “voices” on the important issue of who we are in Christ. Today, Stuart Scott asks the foundational question, Our Identity…Should It Be a Focus in Counseling? Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Methodology, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image | Tags: , , ,

The Seductive Lie of Immodesty, and Re-Claiming Your Identity in Christ

This is not another article on Matthew 5:28, hem lengths, or the horrors of uncovered shoulders. Today I’m writing more as the concerned mother of a teenage girl than as a biblical counselor. I want to take an unflinching look with young people of both sexes at the reality behind immodest dress; the desire to be desired; and where it can lead. Continue reading

Topics: Approval-Seeking, Dating, Friendships, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Control, Self-Esteem/Self-Image, Sexual Purity, Teens, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , ,

The BCC Weekend Media Resource: Justin Holcomb Interviews Ed Welch

In this interview hosted by Justin Holcomb,. Dr. Ed Welch explains why he chose to become a biblical counselor. He also talks about the importance of teaching biblical counseling to others, and of including and inviting people into the church family. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Christian Living, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image, Theology, Video | Tags: , , ,

The BCC Weekend Media Resource: The Ethics of Personhood

Justin Holcomb outlines a biblical theology of personhood leading to a biblical ethics of personhood. Continue reading

Topics: Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image, Theology | Tags: , , ,

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: , , , ,

Stop and Smell the Roses

This post uses Paul’s example in Philippians 4 and a Christian saint’s example of contentment to offer guidance on how to pursue a more contented posture when we feel discontent. The post is directed toward women in particular. Continue reading

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The Many Hats That Women Wear

Women are required to wear many hats. How can we wear them well to the glory of God? Continue reading

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A Testimonial: How Biblical Counseling Helped a Person Struggling with “Low Self-Esteem”—The Idol of People-Pleasing

BCC Staff Note: This 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 … Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Fear/Worry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image | Tags: , , , ,

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