Maddening Injustice

Anne Dryburgh

Anne Dryburgh

Injustice is maddening. By this, I mean we usually become intensely angry when we are confronted by it and the suffering experienced by the victims.

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Cancer: “My Diagnosis Led to Worship of God”

Cancer: A cancer diagnosis surprised BCC counselor Donna Hart, PhD. Her first question was, “What in this do You want me to learn?” The Lord’s answer: worship. Donna’s article appeared first here on her website and is used with permission. Donna also adds an update below to her cancer diagnosis. To all who prayed for her,…

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For When I am Weak, Then I am Strong

Jason Ho

Jason Ho

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me (2 Corinthians 12:9).

There has been much conjecture about what specific weakness, what thorn in the flesh, Paul is referring to in this passage. Inner grief? Demons? A physical affliction? Continue reading

Counseling after Adultery

Dave Dunham

Dave Dunham

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

Giving Hope amid Hardships: The Power and Simplicity of 1 Corinthians 10:13

Robert Jones

Robert Jones

I was a seventeen-year-old new convert when, as part of a Monday night class in the Jersey Shore Bible Institute in Asbury Park, NJ, I first read Jay Adams’s Competent to Counsel. That book started me down a forty-year path of biblical counseling study. Along my journey of countless books, conferences, courses, and conversations, one dear friend I frequently encountered more than any other has been 1 Corinthians 10:13. I suspect no verse has been cited more frequently by Christ-centered counselors. I would nominate it as the “John 3:16” of biblical counseling. Continue reading

Open Letter to a Suffering Saint (part 2)

SUFFERING: Are you a suffering saint? Get hope from guest writer Joshua Waulk of Baylight Counseling, whose article appeared first here on his counseling website. This is part two of two parts. Used with permission. Read part one here.  What follows is part two a two-part series on an admittedly difficult topic. As a biblical counseling…

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Same-Sex Attraction: Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk

Same-sex attraction and how to talk about it … this is the topic of Brad Hambrick’s book Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk: Why and How Christians Should Have Gay Friends. In this article which appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website, he provides a preview of his culturally timely and encouraging book. Here’s…

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