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Category Archives: Communication

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

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

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

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

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: , , , , , , ,

Gay Marriage and the Mission of the Church

The Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage decisions have evoked strong responses from various corners of Christ’s church. Here are at least three ways these events can work for the good of Christ’s church. Continue reading

Topics: Church Discipline, Communication, Homosexuality, Intimacy, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , ,

Listening: Nothing Is More Godlike

May I suggest that no ministry action we take is more Godlike than good listening? Continue reading

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

On Being a Better Lover

This article shows what our identity, purpose, and function are as believers and applies them to the thorny, and very personal, issue of introversion showing how it frees us to be the better lovers of God and others we were created to be. Continue reading

Topics: Communication, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Selfishness | Tags: , , , ,

Toy Story, Proverbs and Friendship

The Proverbs are a great place to start for learning about friendship. They provide a rich portrait of biblical friendship. Over the balance of the book, four distinct qualities of biblical friendship come to the forefront: constancy, carefulness, candor, and counsel. Continue reading

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

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