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Category Archives: Conflict

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The most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed is reconciliation between two hurting sinners. I am passionate about seeing broken relationships healed. But, what do we do with that broken relationship that haunts us? Is it ever okay to give up pursuing reconciliation with another person? Continue reading

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

Picture Perfect: The Remedy (Part 3)

A life ruled by our own desires and shaped by what the world tells us is perfection eventually becomes an exhausting life full of disappointment and frustration. In contrast, how radically different it is when the one true Lord rules our lives. When the true Lord rules our lives, we find that his rule is very different. In Matthew 11:28-30, this ruler invites you to come to him and have rest. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Conflict, Faith, Fear/Worry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , ,

Picture Perfect: The Root (Part 2)

We’ve got to start asking questions, “What do I mean by perfect or right? Why do I want these things done perfectly? What makes perfection important to me? Where does God fit into all of this?” These won’t necessarily be easy questions to answer. Uncovering desires can often be difficult. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Conflict, Fear/Worry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Stress | Tags: , , , ,

Picture Perfect: The Problem (Part 1)

What creates the frustration and unhappiness that comes with perfectionism is what lies under the surface and drives these behaviors—the motives, beliefs, desires, fears, anxieties, and goals that live in and rule the heart and mind. These beliefs and desires interfere with loving relationships with God and others. Happily, our beloved Savior offers to rescue us from these passions that create so much tension in our lives, and offers us instead joy and peace that are given in such abundance that they overflow. Continue reading

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

Must We Argue Again?

So why does anyone keep arguing when we know it is wrong, and it is counter-productive? Titus 3 begins with a discussion about authorities and respect for them, about being peaceable, gentle, humble instead of hateful, self-centered. Is it not our selfish desires that become the dictators, telling us what to argue for and to keep going until we get what we want? Continue reading

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

How to Do a Biblical Intervention, Part 1: Preparation to Intervene

Addiction counselors will do much of their work with family members and friends of the “addict.” One of the key helps a counselor can offer is to be a peace-maker (Matthew 5:9) by offering to do an intervention with the family and their addicted loved one (Matthew 18:15-18). Continue reading

Topics: Addictions, Conflict, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

Bear With One Another: Opportunities for Biblical Counseling in the Context of Gospel-Centered Community

You’re reading the first of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Small Group Ministry. These posts help us to ponder the intersection of one-another ministry through biblical counseling and one-another ministry through small group community. You will also find posts in this series by Ken Long, Garrett Higbee, and Mike Wilkerson. In today’s post, Pastor Lee Lewis explores how Gospel-centered one-another ministry in small groups can become an agent of grace. Continue reading

Topics: Conflict, Discipleship, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Small Group Ministry | Tags: , , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: Getting to the Heart of Our Conflicts

Often on weekends at the BCC’s Grace & Truth blog, we highlight one of our many resources. This weekend we make you aware of the resource: Getting to the Heart of Our Conflicts by Paul Tautges. Continue reading

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

Regret: Lingering Reminders of Our Humanity

Regret, simply put, is lingering sadness about a moment, a season, or a series of events from the past. It is different from temporal sadness. Temporary sadness is a normal human responses to undesirable circumstances. Lingering sadness does not end and should not be the norm for a Christian. There are two ways in which bad things happen to me: (1) I make mistakes and (2) others make mistakes which impact me. Continue reading

Topics: Conflict, Forgiveness, Guilt, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Control | Tags: , , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: Biblical Counseling for Adultery

This weekend, we want to highlight Tim Lane’s new blog site. Additionally, we want to point you to a very helpful and insightful series that Tim just completed on his site regarding Biblical Counseling and Adultery. You can find links to each of Tim’s seven-part series below. Continue reading

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

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