A woman who lost her husband recently shared of a particularly difficult night of despair and hopelessness. It was a night of desperate loneliness. That same night someone happened to call her and she shared her deep grief. As the person listened, they concluded this woman ought to go see a counsellor.
As she shared her story with me, I wondered, “Did she really need a counsellor?” Continue reading
In this episode of 15:14 Curtis interviews Steve Midgley, Executive Director of Biblical Counseling UK, Vicar at Christ Church Cambridge and visiting lecturer at Oak Hill Theological College in London. Steve shares about the recent Biblical Counseling UK conference as well as the importance of creating a culture of openness in the church amidst the broader reserved culture of the UK. Continue reading
Like everyone else, I consider myself a busy person. When I’m in the middle of a project, being interrupted to deal with a problem or concern from someone else tempts me to think, “I don’t need this right now.” I see the interruption as a bad thing, and I believe I am being taken away from doing more important work. Continue reading
I have had the privilege of spending the last 13 years working as a music teacher and crisis counselor for teens. The following six tips represent a handful of lessons I have learned along the way. If you’re the parent of a teenager or pre-teen, I pray that you find this helpful. Continue reading
Three days before reaching the New World, the crew begged him to turn back, fearing if they went farther they couldn’t catch enough wind to return to Spain before running out of food and water. But Christopher Columbus had one word for his faltering men: Adelante! Adelante! — Onward! Onward! Continue reading
Julie Ganschow, founder and Director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center and Biblical Counseling for Women, shares about women in biblical counseling and offers insights into handling emotional abuse in counseling. Continue reading
I am a young Kenyan woman who grew up in the United Arab Emirates. I currently live in Washington, D.C., and I counsel women at my local church. As you can imagine, culture is often on my mind as I have experienced life in these different cultures.
As the demographics of the world shift and the world becomes more diverse, biblical counselors will inevitably find themselves counseling individuals who are different than them. Continue reading
Our world is hyper-sexualised. From advertising, to music, to fashion and the media, our teenagers are flooded with sexually-charged content. So how can we raise teenagers in a world like this? Thankfully, biblical counsellor Eliza Huie has written a brief, biblical, and encouraging book to help you navigate this difficult subject with your teenager. Continue reading
Many of us who counsel do not have the advantage of chronology. In the shape of God’s ideal design, grey hair and wisdom run on parallel tracks (Prov. 16:31). There are times, however, that we find ourselves counseling individuals who far outrank us in terms of years lived, anniversaries celebrated, and children raised. Continue reading
Biblical counselors would be the first to affirm that God’s Word is the source of our counseling and the Spirit’s agent for change. But are we communicating that in an effective way to our counselees in our actual practice? Are we really depending on the power of God through His Word to arrest, comfort, and transform hearts? Do those who minister in a more informal way in our churches understand the value of pointing to the Word, before they offer an outside resource? Continue reading