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Category Archives: Grief/Loss

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

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

Grief and the Gospel

How should the gospel inform our understanding of what it means to grieve? Continue reading

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

There’s a Grief That Can’t Be Spoken

“There’s a grief that can’t be spoken. There’s a pain goes on and on. Empty chairs at empty tables … now my friends are dead and gone”—Marius, from Les Miserables Continue reading

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

Two Wings to Soar in Grief

Melissa humbles me. She exudes gratitude with tubes coming out of her arms, a mask over her face, and a serious bout with influenza on top of her double-hit lymphoma. I found Melissa’s blog during a seven-month period that bore nine funerals along with a lengthy personal crisis and two challenging discipleship relationships. I would read Melissa’s blog and marvel at her joy as my trial dragged on. Continue reading

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

The Big Question of Grief: Who Am I Now?

For a long time I put it in the basket of emotional struggles. I grouped it together with things like depression, anxiety, anger, and apathy. Then, as I was reading Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide by Gary Collins, I noticed that he classified grief as an identity struggle. While I disagree with Dr. Collins in several ways about counseling, this reclassification of grief has been immensely helpful. Continue reading

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Six Disciplines of a Depressed Soul

Since depression is common in the human experience, we must know how to navigate through our “valley times” with the Lord. In order to fight for biblical joy—while at the same time working through depression—personal discipline is required in six critical areas. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Depression, Grief/Loss, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness | Tags: , ,

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