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Category Archives: Grief/Loss

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: , , ,

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: , , , , , ,

The Nightmare—and the Gift—of Being Weak and Needy

After a harrowing year-and-a-half, our daughter’s first birthday last month reminded us how Jesus meets us in our brokenness, not our strengths. Are you weak enough for Jesus to save? Or are you too strong and competent to need Him? Continue reading

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

BCC Weekend Resource: Biblical Counseling for Adultery

This weekend, we want to highlight Tim Lane’s new blog site. Additionally, we want to point you to a very helpful and insightful series that Tim just completed on his site regarding Biblical Counseling and Adultery. You can find links to each of Tim’s seven-part series below. Continue reading

Topics: Adultery, Anger, Conflict, Grief/Loss, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , ,

Emotions: Thinking About What we Feel, Part 2 – A Case Study

In a broken world, pain and suffering are inevitable. How we view them and what we do with them will change everything. The crystal clarity of the God-filter brings matchless hope and power to the sufferer. Continue reading

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

A Gospel Guide through Grief

The gospel tells us that sin grieves God, so it should grieve us, too (sin committed by us, sin committed against us, and the various effects of sin). It also tells us that because Jesus is a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, we are not alone in our grief. But how should we grieve? And more importantly, what should be the outcome of our grief? While social scientists continue to debate the merits of various approaches to grief, the gospel shows itself to be a more than sufficient guide through the process of grief. Continue reading

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