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Category Archives: Emotional Themes

BCC Weekend Resource: Helping Women Who Have Had Abortions

On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource audio from the 2014 IBCD Summer Institute. Continue reading

Topics: Abortion, Audio, Grief/Loss, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: ,

Cancer, Denial, and the Sovereignty of God

You’re reading Part 3 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Paul Tautges introduces us to a new resource by Deborah Howard, HELP! Someone I Love Has Cancer. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Grief/Loss, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Infertility: Grieving the Absence of a Longed-For Child

You’re reading Part 2 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Pat Quinn addresses the pain of infertility. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Grief/Loss, Infertility, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , , , , , ,

There Is Hope

You’re reading Part 1 in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on loss, grief, suffering, and Christ’s healing hope. In today’s post, Bob Kellemen shares the “big picture truth that in Christ There Is Hope. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Grief/Loss, Hope, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , , , ,

Robin Williams: Sorrow Behind the Laughter

Despite his phenomenal sense of humor and hard work to make all of us laugh, Robin Williams recently revealed the truth of this verse in Proverbs 14:13: Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief. Continue reading

Topics: Grief/Loss, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering, Suicide | Tags: , , ,

When Christians Despair

While meditating on 2 Corinthians 1:8-11, I found myself asking two questions: What does the apostle mean when he says of his companions and himself, “we despaired even of life?” And what is God’s purpose in allowing: “the sentence of death within ourselves?” Continue reading

Topics: Doubt, Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness, Theology | Tags: , , ,

Complaining: Rewriting the Story God Is Writing

Complaining has become a way of life or a part of our personalities. When we feel angst about our life circumstances, we begin to grumble in our hearts only to unleash the negative venom from our tongues. This sin can consume us and stunt our life story. The only way to overcome sinful complaining is to cultivate joyful contentment in Christ. Continue reading

Topics: Bitterness, Christian Living, Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Social Anxiety

Social anxiety. What is it exactly? Counselor Aaron Sironi defines social anxiety as “feeling nervous, fearful, and physically tense in situations that involve other people.” Social anxiety can be as mild as temporary shyness around other people, or as debilitating as intense fear of encountering others. There’s no way to really tackle “social anxiety” in one little blog post, of course. That said, I have put together a short list of some “do’s and don’ts” that may provide some direction for those struggling with social anxiety. Continue reading

Topics: Anxiety, Biblical Counseling, Fear/Worry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

The Gospel of the Prince of Peace

While there are several Bible passages that could help us deal with anxiety, Hebrews 2: 10-18 leads us directly to Jesus, the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 6: 6), for help. Here are six truths that can impart security and peace to us and our counselees. Continue reading

Topics: Anxiety, Fear/Worry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , ,

Developing a Biblical Theology of Emotions

Often when reflecting on the Psalms, I think through the emotions cycled through in our lives. These progressions can be filled with moments of grief, anger, and frustration. Mundane moments are inculcated with resounding loneliness. Spontaneous moments can be flooded with tears. God speaks into all these areas of our lives. Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Biblical Counseling, Fear/Worry, Grief/Loss, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness, Theology | Tags: , , , , , ,

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