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Category Archives: Emotional Themes

Slander in the Camp

How many of you have witnessed the evils of slander? Sadly, it happens all the time in circles of people who name Jesus as their King and Redeemer. The more I speak with leaders and fellow Christians, the more I realize how prevalent this is. Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Christian Living, Communication, Conflict, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: ,

Helping a Family Member Struggling with PTSD Symptoms, Part Two—Biblical Wisdom

You’re reading Part Two of a two-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series by Greg Gifford on a biblical perspective for understanding and helping a family member struggling with symptoms of what our society labels post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Continue reading

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

Finding Security in the Midst of Our Insecurities

Paul writes some of the most comforting words in all of his writings in Romans 8:1 where he states, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” That one little word, now could not come at a better time for many of us. Helping a counselee truly soak in this precious truth is a noble and worthy endeavor for those who care for souls. One of the issues which often arises in counseling is the issue of insecurities. Continue reading

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

Taste This!

In Psalm 34:8, David speaks as though he were sitting at a Thanksgiving meal when he abounds with praise and proclaims, “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! “ David is not nonchalantly asking us to know a few things about God; he is begging us to taste the feast of God’s goodness. Tasting requires a genuine experience so that we can authentically assess from the experience, “The Lord is indeed good!” But do we always deem good that which is tasted or experienced? Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Faith, Fear/Worry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Worship | Tags: , ,

3 Spiritual Disciplines for Dispelling Defeating Doubts

Are you confronted with your inadequacy at the moment of ministry, whether public or private? How do you recover at the critical moment? Over the years, the following three spiritual discipline has help strengthen me and increase my faith. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Christian Living, Doubt, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

The Brain’s Response to Threat

It is always great when someone in research science spends time and money to prove something that we knew all along. In a study done at the University of Exeter, researchers have found that the brain response to a perceived threat is stopped when we are reminded that we are loved and cared for! Who knew? Continue reading

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

BCC Weekend Resource: Sanctification: Help and Hope in the Midst of Overwhelming Hopelessness

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: Audio, Doubt, Hope, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification | Tags: , ,

Those Pesky Emotions!: Part 2—Bringing Biblical Balance to Our Emotions

You’re reading Part 2 of a two-part blog series by Sherry Allchin on emotions. Yesterday in Part 1, Sherry explained biblical principles for handling our emotions maturely. Today, Sherry explores biblical principles for bringing biblical balance to our emotional life. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Control | Tags: , ,

Those Pesky Emotions!: Part 1—Handling Emotions Maturely

You’re reading Part 1 of a two-part blog series by Sherry Allchin on emotions. Today Sherry explains biblical principles for handling our emotions maturely. Tomorrow, Sherry explores biblical principles for understanding our emotions and bringing biblical balance to our emotional life. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Control | Tags: , ,

Whining or Biblical Burden Sharing?

The Bible does not expect change to occur in isolation or privately. Actually, the Bible seems to assume that the more private we keep our struggles (both sin and suffering) the more intense our struggles will become. Therefore, let us “whine” like the Bible models—by biblical burden sharing. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Guilt, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , ,

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