Book Review of Parenting by Paul David Tripp

Howard Eyrich

Howard Eyrich

Let me get right to the point. If you are a parent or a counselor of parents, you need to read this book. There really are not that many “must read” books, but this is one. If you fit in either of these categories, you must read it. If you are a grandparent, this would be a wonderful Christmas gift to your children. It is disquieting. It is encouraging. It is inspiring. Continue reading

A Master’s Degree in Counseling or Biblical Counseling?

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

Recently, I received an email from one of my graduate students who was contemplating a degree in biblical counseling or one that would allow her to work as a licensed counselor. Her questions and concerns were understandable. They were similar to the ones asked by other students. In particular, she wanted a female perspective. Continue reading

Serving Missionaries through Biblical Counseling

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

The life of a missionary and/or missionary family is full of sacrifice. Those called to the mission field leave all that is familiar to begin a new life in a country foreign and unknown to them. The challenges encountered are impacting to themselves and their family as a whole. Continue reading

The Chicken or the Egg? Thoughts Concerning the Order of Emphasis and Outcomes in International Biblical Counseling Training

Wayne Vanderwier

Wayne Vanderwier

The well-known causality dilemma in the title is really no dilemma at all for Bible-believing Christians: We know that God created chickens, and then chickens had chicken eggs! But the metaphor described by that phrase, the uncertainty about the cause-and-effect sequence of events or processes, may well be applied to some of the challenges in international biblical counseling training.  Continue reading

“Me, Memorize Scripture? You’ve Got to be Kidding!”

Ken Long

Ken Long

In Psalm 1, God says that those who think deeply about His Word and then obey it will spiritually prosper in this life. All biblical counselors certainly desire for these practices and spiritual prosperity to characterize our loved counselees. With these goals in mind, we tell our counselees to memorize Scripture so they can meditate on it and be blessed. In the beginning of practicing this new spiritual discipline, a method to follow will help them get off to a successful start. Continue reading