The year ahead holds a lot of wonderful titles written by biblical counselors. Below is a sample of 2017 biblical counseling books and their descriptions. Continue reading
Christians must forgive. We understand from Matthew 18, and the parable of the “Unmerciful Servant” (Matt. 18:21-35), that Jesus expects us to forgive. But the divine command does not mitigate the emotional difficulty. Forgiveness is hard. That is especially true in cases where there has been a betrayal by a spouse. Continue reading
Be careful where you look. Where you stare matters. Without exercising great caution, whatever it is that captivates your attention will inevitably influence your thinking and acting. In part two of this blog, we will help you understand how to protect your eyes and live in victory. Continue reading
Be careful where you look. Where you stare matters. Without exercising great caution, whatever it is that captivates your attention will inevitably influence your thinking and acting. In part one of this two part blog, we will examine a variety of case studies in the biblical text that demonstrate how this influence works. Continue reading
One of the things I teach my counseling students is that all counseling problems are on some level theological problems. It may be that the person is unregenerate or, like most of the people I see, does not understand justification and sanctification in their salvation.
The Bible describes us as “being sanctified” (Hebrews 10:13), yet I find women are routinely overwhelmed, discouraged, and in a state of hopelessness because they continue to struggle with sin. Continue reading
Here, in alphabetical order, are the top 16 biblical counseling books published in 2016 about biblical counseling or important to biblical counselors.
If you are a counselor, pastor, student, one-another minister, small group leader, or spiritual friend, you want to know the most helpful books about the personal ministry of the Word— using God’s Word for helping hurting people. Continue reading
Grace and truth: Jesus personifies these two essential qualities of the Christian life and shows us how to life them out in balance. This article by Donna Hart, PhD, appeared first here at her website and is used with permission. We often hear that the Christian life is all about becoming like Jesus. But what…
The beginning of each New Year often brings with it people being challenged to make resolutions about things in their lives that need changing. Over the years in the counseling and pastoral ministries I have been a part of, I have used the start of a new year to teach what God’s Word says about change. Psalm 131 is a great chapter in the Bible (with just 3 verses) to illustrate where true change comes from. Continue reading
Some twenty-three years ago we moved from a major city to a small town outside of Birmingham, Alabama, in mid-April. Earlier, just after the New Year, a young woman came to me for counseling. Through her tears she related how she no longer loved her husband and desired to divorce him. Overall her countenance projected a different story. In God’s providence she was the last case of the day, and so I was able to take some extra time to listen to her. After about forty-five minutes I asked if I could make several inquires. Still crying, she managed a “sure.” Continue reading
To help you determine your God-given design, work through these nine questions. Brad Hambrick — Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church in Durham, NC — developed these questions that appeared first here on Biblical Counseling Coalition website. Used with permission. If the law of God can be summarized in a positive command, then we consider…