The Abuse Pendulum (Part 1)

Jim Newheiser

Jim Newheiser

I am thankful to God that many necessary and important books and articles are being written to increase awareness of physical and sexual abuse as they affect both the society at large and the Christian community in particular. Spiritual leaders have been rightly admonished for their failure to protect at-risk women and children. Continue reading

Important Reminders for the Art of Relationship-Building

Sacha Alexandre Mendes

Sacha Alexandre Mendes

Relationships are an interesting topic. Relationships can assume several forms and degrees of closeness, due to the diversity of people, customs, and cultures. Whenever and wherever you find at least two people, you can find the beauty and the challenges of relationships. This topic deserves our attention. In fact, it is because of the commonality and the purpose of relationships that Christians should be aware of their potential dangers to be ready to enjoy their potential blessings. Continue reading

Ministering the Book of Lamentations: Helping People Find Hope When Hope Seems Gone

I’m always a little skeptical of people who try to give advice concerning things they know nothing about. For instance, if I told you I was offering a class on cooking this Thursday, I wouldn’t come if I were you. Nor if I offered a class on sewing, or glass…

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Unlovable Family Member? What to Do!

The problem: the UNLOVABLE person in your family! Today’s guest blogger, Julie Ganschow, director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center, gives practical insight on how to love the hard-to-love family member, even a child or parent. You can Julie’s blog here. Plenty of you live with someone who is difficult to love. They may be cranky, obstinate, frustrating,…

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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.

This past week I have had numerous conversations with people who were struggling to deal with their angry hearts in the face of injustice. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 001 – Eliza Huie

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

15:14 is a podcast of the Biblical Counseling Coalition which seeks to encourage Christians with the words of Romans 15:14 “I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to counsel one another.” Continue reading

Can Your Counselee See The Invisible?

Carol Cornish

Carol Cornish

Our culture is awash in materialism. Though many people give lip service to religion, and books about spirituality (whatever that is) soar to the top of bestseller lists, their day to day behaviors reveal a functional materialism. Rather than addressing a prevailing consumerist mindset, let’s consider how to help people who are stuck in knowledge that comes only from their physical senses. Continue reading