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Category Archives: Conflict

The “Wedding” of Biblical Counseling and Biblical Peacemaking

I love biblical counseling (BC)…and biblical peacemaking (BP). I have pursued training, supervision, and credentialing as both a certified biblical counselor and a certified Christian conciliator. In fact, if a BC and a BP organization wed, I would attend the ceremony but not know which side of the aisle to sit on! The parallel and complementary skills each group teaches, united by Christ and His Word, can expand our ministries. Continue reading

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Fresh Hope for Marriage

Marriage is good, but marriage is hard. Conflict between us can pop up instantly with a disapproving look, a defensive response, or with an unmet expectation. God gives us timeless rhythms of grace we can live out not only in our weekly worship but also in our marriage daily. Continue reading

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The “Frangible” Heart

The injuries experienced in conflict are very real. Apart from faith, these injuries can prove “lethal” as relationships become permanently damaged and destroyed. Yet, faith produces the ability to face conflict-related wounds in a way that enables the believer to powerfully proclaim the gospel to the world. Continue reading

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3 Principles to Consider During Marital Conflict

You’re reading Part Four of a multi-part Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Women’s Issues. Men—you’d be wise to read these too—to learn more about a biblical understanding of women and about biblical women’s ministry. Today’s post is from Eliza Jane Huie on 3 Principles to Consider During Marital Conflict. Continue reading

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Slander in the Camp

How many of you have witnessed the evils of slander? Sadly, it happens all the time in circles of people who name Jesus as their King and Redeemer. The more I speak with leaders and fellow Christians, the more I realize how prevalent this is. Continue reading

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2 Reconciliation Primers

Reconciliation is one of the major themes of the New Testament and one of the most common counseling issues. Here are two reflections on reconciliation from two New Testament passages and some questions that could be used in a counseling session or as a homework assignment. Continue reading

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What Is “Tough Love”? Part 2

You’re reading Part 2 of a two-part post by Dr. Mark Shaw on Tough Love. In Part 1, Dr. Shaw contrasted the world’s definition of “tough love” with the Word’s definition. Today in Part 2, Dr. Shaw explores the role of “tough love” in biblical counseling. Continue reading

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What Is “Tough Love”? Part 1

You’re reading Part 1 of a two-part post by Dr. Mark Shaw on Tough Love. In Part 1, Dr. Shaw contrasts the world’s definition of “tough love” with the Word’s definition. Continue reading

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Marriage Is Death

I love my spouse; I’m just not ‘in-love’ with him/her anymore.” This is a statement I have heard pronounced in the counseling room many times by couples. Both women and men have said it. It is usually said in the context of a marriage counseling session scheduled because the couple has reached a crisis state, and in many cases, the one saying it is also declaring their desire to leave the relationship. Continue reading

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Overcoming a Critical Spirit

If we are honest, most of us have uttered words that were not edifying. Due to our sin nature, it is a battle to fight against a critical spirit. For some of us, it has become a life-dominating sin which is spiritually damaging. The hope is that a critical spirit can be overcome when we stop feeding our flesh and begin to feed our spirits in Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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