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Category Archives: Communication

4 Principles Related to Gossip and Prayer Requests

“How do we keep gossip out of our prayer ministries?” is the most frequently asked question I have received since I began teaching on resisting gossip. Continue reading

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

BCC Weekend Resource: Responding to Criticism in Marriage

On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource video from David Powlison where he addresses the issue of Responding to Criticism in Marriage. Continue reading

Topics: Communication, Conflict, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Video, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , ,

Open Rebuke and Faithful Wounds

Unlike Carl Rogers, the author of Proverbs esteemed the use of confrontation as a precious gift of God. Continue reading

Topics: Communication, Forgiveness, Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , ,

4 Things Not to Say to Hurting People

If you are a Christian who has faced suffering in your life, then you have probably encountered a fellow Christian who wanted to provide comfort and help to you. Some of them were probably helpful, while others…not so much. Most people, including myself, have said things that are unhelpful and have made things worse for brothers and sisters who are suffering. Here are 4 things not to say to people who are hurting. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Communication, Love, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , , , ,

How Do We Help Family and Friends of a Person Struggling with Depression?

You’re reading the first in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on biblical counseling and depression. Few issues are more painful. God’s Word provides us with wisdom for addressing depression with compassion so we can care well and wisely. Today’s post: How Do We Help Family and Friends of a Person Struggling with Depression? Continue reading

Topics: Bitterness, Communication, Depression, Marriage & Family, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sadness | Tags: , , , ,

Loving God and Others with First Person Pronouns

When we use first person pronouns they should lead to honoring Christ and others rather than call attention to ourselves. Sadly, too often we become the center of our own stories, and even sadder, we are often times unaware that we are doing so. There are questions we can ask that help us become more aware so that we can serve others as we share our lives with them. Continue reading

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

I’d Hate to Be Married to a Biblical Counselor

A person who has some level of skill in helping others understand the motivations of their hearts can be dangerous in marital conflict because it can simply result in more skillful judgment. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Communication, Conflict, Equipping, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

Principles of Communication Via Text

Texting has revolutionized how we communicate. The convenience of instant communication, while avoiding the time consuming filler of a conversation, is attractive to people. However, the ease of this kind of communication can bring problems as well. Continue reading

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Re-routing Ruts in Marriage Communication

We can make a huge difference in our marriage by identifying and dealing with the ruts and habits of unhelpful communication. Continue reading

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The Down-to-Earth Gospel for Parenting

There are so many things that I aim to impart to my children before they venture off on their own. Yet, I am convinced what they most need is the full-bodied gospel, which includes a down-to-earth theology of sin. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Communication, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Guilt, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , , , ,

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