Our Bullet-Proof Vest

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

People who don’t understand and put on the breastplate of righteousness are susceptible to defeated discouragement, self-confident pride, or careless presumption. All three create serious spiritual and counseling problems. Helping counselees “put on” this piece of armor is the gospel remedy for these problems. Continue reading

Getting Up after a Fall

Lucy Ann Moll

Lucy Ann Moll

Sinful choices can become a slippery slope too. One sinful choice may slide into another, reminiscent of Psalm 1:1; then the Christian may face a problem she helped create: a marital separation, an addiction, a lost job, anxiety, depression, bitterness. Her problem might cause enough angst to bring her to your counseling office, looking for relief. But relief isn’t the real answer is it? Relief is among the world’s counterfeits for mankind’s greatest and truest need—the gospel. Continue reading

How Does Sanctification Work? (Part 2)

David Powlison (CCEF)

David Powlison (CCEF)

In our last post, David Powlison began an exploration of how God brings about change in the lives of his people. Although it is tempting to generalize from one theme of Scripture or from one’s own experiences, David has raised important questions about the legitimacy of doing this. Today, he continues his exploration. Continue reading

How Does Sanctification Work?

David Powlison (CCEF)

David Powlison (CCEF)

This post—and our next post this week—have been submitted by Dr. David Powlison, one of the presenters for Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Global Summit, June 5-7, 2016. To hear more of David’s insights on biblical counseling’s potential to touch the hearts of people around the world, consider joining us for the Summit. Continue reading

Resources for Coping or Freedom from Slavery? Part Two

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Biblical counseling does not offer religious resources for coping with the problems of life. Rather, it offers a deep, decisive, and progressive freedom from the counterfeits of legalism (law-keeping) and license (law-breaking). We experience this freedom in Christ as we “crucify the flesh,” “keep in step with the Spirit” and “through love serve one another.” Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

Friday's 5 To Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

4 Examples of the Exposing Essence of Suffering

Lee Lewis

The realities of suffering are often approached with questions in the form of why. This is understandable, especially when you consider how alone and uncertain one can feel when they are in a place of hardship. While asking questions as to the why of suffering is not wrong, to stay in that place misses the opportunity to seek the face of the Lord as to the what. What are you trying to show me God? What are you trying to reveal in me God? What is it you have in store with this God? Questions like these align our hearts with God’s purposes in suffering. He is revealing our hearts and exposing where we have trusted creation above the Creator. Continue reading