Picture a classroom of 9-year-olds. One boy slumps low in his chair, sneaking peeks at Snapchat. Nearby three girls in matching Katy Perry t-shirts steal glances at the “weird” new girl. The “weird” girl looks at the rain, her stare blank. Could one of these children one day fit the label of personality disorder? Perhaps. However, the Bible doesn’t use the term personality disorder. In fact, Scripture says the point of counseling is change in personality and behavior. So what does a biblical counselor do with a personality disorder label? Continue reading
The university years are filled with potential and opportunity. Students are exploring the realities of their identity in Christ beyond their parents’ instruction. There’re not playing with Monopoly money anymore, the training wheels are off, and they know it. These are the days that shape a trajectory for the rest of their lives. At times life can become overwhelming. What major should I choose? Should I take out more student loans? Should I go overseas this summer? Should I get married? What if I don’t get married? Should I create a startup company and surf every day for the rest of my life? Continue reading
Since the attacks of 9/11, our nation has been engaged in war for the longest period in our history. As a result, we have a growing number of men and women who have returned from the battlefield struggling with posttraumatic stress.
For many veterans the transition from the battlefield to the home front proves to be very difficult. They struggle with nightmares, sleep disturbances, anger, fear, and sadness over the losses they have suffered. Continue reading
This is the final part of a three-part series on using 1 Peter to address the fears and worries of people as they contemplate what they hear on the daily news. Continue reading
This is the second part of a three-part series on using 1 Peter to address the fears and worries of people as they contemplate what they hear on the daily news. In Part 1, the first principle for dealing with fear and worry was: We have a “living hope” because of Jesus’ resurrection. Today’s post continues with two more principles, along with suggested applications for “Kelly” and “Said.” Continue reading