Top Ten Posts of All Time – #6

Brad Bigney

Brad Bigney

God created sex and sexuality as a wonderful gift that is to be given to our life partner… this gift bonds us together in a special and intimate way. It is something God meant for us to experience in relationship to another human being. When we use it individually, we have twisted something wonderful and there are some dangers that then enter in. Continue reading

The Glory of Christ: Our “Bottom Line” as Counselors (Part 1)

Jeremy Lelek

Jeremy Lelek

In today’s post and in our next post Jeremy Lelek unpacks the radical perspective Scriptures offers to counselees whose struggles require radical change in their lives.

Have you ever sat with someone struggling with extreme issues; problems that would likely garner such diagnoses as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, or Pedophilia from a psychiatrist or psychologist? Continue reading

5 Reasons Scripture Exhorts Us to Renew Our Minds

Paul Tautges

Paul Tautges

Philippians 4:8 is one of the most commonly used verses in biblical counseling. In a concise manner, it provides a grid through which our thoughts should be screened. The apostolic exhortation is clear and direct.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Continue reading

Hope for Change in Union with Christ

Joshua Waulk

Joshua Waulk

Union with Christ is certainly eschatological, but it also has present and active benefits. It changes how we think, relate, and long for. The doctrine of union with Christ, of necessity, alters how we care and how we counsel in the church. Continue reading

The Gospel for Daily Life: Martin Luther—Biblical Counselor

Bob Kellemen

Bob Kellemen

We are 499 years away from the anniversary of Martin Luther posting The 95 Theses on October 31, 1517. When we think of Luther and “Reformation Day” or “Reformation Sunday,” we often picture Luther the theologian/reformer. Less often, we think of Luther the biblical counselor. Yet, Luther wrote hundreds of letters of spiritual counsel. In fact, Luther’s motive for posting The 95 Thesis was pastoral—shepherding his flock to experience the peace of God the Father through the grace of God the Son. Continue reading

How Thick Is Your Bible?

Jim Newheiser

Jim Newheiser

It has been my privilege to participate in the training of biblical counselors for the past twenty years. Many students enthusiastically embrace biblical counseling theory in the classroom, but then have trouble when they practice counseling in fictitious role play scenarios and later when they attempt to work with actual counselees under the supervision of an experienced counselor (for example, an ACBC Fellow). Continue reading