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Category Archives: Conflict

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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Leadership Styles and the Heart of Conflict

How does leadership style make things either more conducive to conflict or a healthier atmosphere of conflict resolution? Does the biblical theme of the heart connect in any way to our leadership style and personality? Let’s learn how practicing the characteristics and demeanor of a shepherd is a biblical corrective to out of balance leadership styles. Continue reading

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13 Wisdom Principles When Ending a Dating Relationship: How to Break Up to the Glory of God

If the gospel really makes a difference in our lives, it should show itself in the worst of moments. But if Christian dating looks no different than the world then our faith shows itself to be relatively useless. What would it mean to break up for the glory of God? Seriously. How do you end the relationship in a way that is God-honoring and honoring of the other person, especially since he or she is a brother or sister in Christ? Here are 13 wisdom principles to remember. Continue reading

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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

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Bullying: A Deadly Poison in a Marriage

When we think of bullying, we often think of it in the school system—kids picking on and beating up other kids. And I would agree that is a definite problem. However, bullying doesn’t just happen with children; it also happens within marriages. Continue reading

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Ten Simple (But Critical) Questions to Consider in Marriage Counseling

On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource article by Dr. Jeremy Lelek in which he discusses Ten Simple (But Critical) Questions to Consider in Marriage Counseling. Continue reading

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