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Category Archives: Marriage & Family

2016 BCC Global Conference: Revive the Nations | June 5th - 7th, Chicago, IL

15 Wisdom Principles on Deciding When to Stop Having Children

How do parents decide when to finish having children? As a pastor and father of five children, I’ve been asked this question often. What would you say? Consider 15 wisdom principles and questions on deciding when to stop having children… Continue reading

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Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Biblical Counseling, Five To Live By, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Prayer, Sanctification, Suffering, Theology | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

BCC Weekend Megaphone Post: IBCD Newsletter

A Word from Your BCC Team: On weekends we often use our BCC “megaphone” to make you aware of various leading biblical counseling organizations. This weekend we highlight the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD) and their most recent newsletter. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Biblical Counseling, Christian Living, Discipleship, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Local Church Ministry, Marriage & Family, Megaphone Post, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Five To Live By, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , , ,

God’s Counsel About Counseling Youth

Proverbs is about easy sex, easy money, good and bad friendships, beauty, fear of what others think of me, careless lending, laziness and work, pleasure and pain, impetuous angry reactions, unguarded careless speech, a good or bad reputation. The list goes on and on. Pithy statements about hundreds of life experiences that concern young adults and God’s wisdom for them all: that’s Proverbs. Proverbs is a young adults’ book. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Biblical Counseling, Marriage & Family, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Teens | Tags: , , , , , ,

A Parent’s Role in Counseling Teenagers

There is a spiritual battle raging for the hearts and souls of our youth. Cynicism gives the enemy a victory. Hope defeats the enemy! Teens need to know that you are in their court and that you love them and so does God. They need to know that you believe in their potential to follow Christ (1 Timothy 4:12). Continue reading

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7 Gospel-Centered Principles for Protecting Your Marriage

Almost every marriage begins with joy as newlyweds anticipate sharing life together. Sadly, not all couples live happily ever after. A large percentage of marriages end in divorce. Other couples remain married, but drift apart emotionally due to bitterness or mutual indifference. They share a name and a home, but not a life. What can a couple do to preserve the joyful loving intimacy of their marriage? Consider these seven gospel-centered principles… Continue reading

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Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Biblical Counseling, Christian Living, Five To Live By, Homosexuality, Marriage & Family, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sin | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The 88th Note on Religious Rights, Gay Rights: Faith’s Focus after the Supreme Court Decision

The question I’ve been asked most frequently by people outside Faith Church since the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage is what an organization like us plans to do now. I find that surprising because responding to decisions about how other people choose to live is at best the 88th note on our piano. We’re not political junkies, culture warriors, or media pundits because such activities are far afield from our God-given mission. The simple answer to the question is that we intend to do the same things we’ve been doing since we were founded by a small group of followers of Jesus on South 18th Street fifty years ago. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Christian Living, Homosexuality, Local Church Ministry, Marriage & Family, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , ,

Gospel Light Is Brightest When It Gets Darker Outside

The recent Supreme Court decision in favor of homosexual marriage is one that grieves our heart. It brings grief because we know the Scriptures are true when it says that sin is a disgrace to any nation (Proverbs 14:34). But it also grieves us because we are sinners who have experienced the transforming power of the gospel and, therefore, also know that the hearty approval of sin does not do the sinner any favors. Instead it only leads to a deeper hardening of the heart away from God. So we grieve, but we do not grieve without hope. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Grief/Loss, Homosexuality, Hope, Marriage & Family, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Relationships | Tags: , , , , ,

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