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Category Archives: Relationships

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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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: , , , , ,

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, Communication, Five To Live By, Local Church Ministry, Marriage & Family, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , , ,

After Relationships Shatter

Some conflicts are so egregious, believers can actually find reconciliation and forgiveness a distasteful calling. When a professing believer has left a community and caused a great deal of harm and has lived unrepentant for a long time, his repentance and return is often met with anything but a joyful heart. Yet, Scripture guides the church in how to respond in this type of difficult situation. Continue reading

Topics: Audio, BCC Exclusive, Church Discipline, Conflict, Forgiveness, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Repentance | Tags: , , , , ,

Are You a Bad Listener or a Good Listener?

Are you a bad listener? What would your spouse or best friend or roommate or children say about you? Would they say you are a bad listener? People tend to think much more highly of themselves than they actually deserve. What would you say? Are you a good or bad listener? Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Biblical Counseling, Christian Living, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Relationships | Tags: , ,

12 Wisdom Principles for Hearing and Responding to Critiques

Dr. Howard Eyrich writes in the spirit of the BCC’s Confessional Statement as he lays out for us 12 wisdom principles regarding how those in the modern biblical counseling movement can respond to critiques—whether from others who self-identify as being within the movement or from those who self-identify as being outside the movement. Continue reading

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

BCC Weekend Resource: Premarital Counseling Session 2: A Theology of Communication

On weekends, we like to highlight biblical counseling resources from our growing library of free resources. This weekend, we’re highlighting a new resource by Dr. Deepak Reju— Premarital Counseling Session 2: A Theology of Communication. Continue reading

Topics: Communication, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Premarital, Theology | Tags: , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: Premarital Counseling Session 1: A Theology of Marriage

On weekends, we like to highlight biblical counseling resources from our growing library of free resources. This weekend, we’re highlighting a new resource by Dr. Deepak Reju— Premarital Counseling Session 1: A Theology of Marriage. T Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: A Marriage Preparation Inventory

On weekends, we like to highlight biblical counseling resources from our growing library of free resources. This weekend, we’re highlighting a new resource by Dr. Deepak Reju— A Marriage Preparation Inventory. Continue reading

Topics: People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Premarital | Tags: ,

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