Friday’s 5 to Live By

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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

I’ll Probably Be a Widow

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

Biblical Counseling and Women’s Issues--Ill Probably Be a Widow

You’re reading Part One of a multi-part Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Women’s Issues. Men—you’d be wise to read these too—to learn more about a biblical understanding of women and about biblical women’s ministry. Today’s post is from Dr. Amy Baker on I’ll Probably Be a Widow. Continue reading

Grief: Identity or Emotion

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I work with people who are suffering.  In fact, each of the people with whom I have worked have experienced some level of suffering.  Their marriage may be in shambles.  They may struggle with guilt.  There may be others who … Continue reading

Breaking Bad or Shifting Bad: A Gospel-Centered Perspective

Bob Kellemen

Bob Kellemen

Breaking Bad

The Emmy-winning AMC show, Breaking Bad, ended its five-season run Sunday night. It’s a dark show that dramatizes human evil with a premise that depicts evil in our hearts as a movement or trajectory from good to bad—breaking bad. As I reflect on this intense drama, I’m asking one primary question from several angles. “Is movement from good to bad a gospel-centered picture of the human heart in need of grace?” Continue reading

Two Wings to Soar in Grief

Sue Nicewander

Grief Series - Two Wings to Soar in Grief

Melissa humbles me. She exudes gratitude with tubes coming out of her arms, a mask over her face, and a serious bout with influenza on top of her double-hit lymphoma. I found Melissa’s blog during a seven-month period that bore nine funerals along with a lengthy personal crisis and two challenging discipleship relationships. I would read Melissa’s blog and marvel at her joy as my trial dragged on. Continue reading

Suicide Prevention and Grieving a Suicide

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The BCC

BCC Staff Note: The following resources were originally posted at Pastor Paul Tautges’ Counseling One Another website. Paul has given us permission to bundle these resources together as part of our BCC Free Resource Library. SLAP DIRT Suicide Assessment What … Continue reading

Counseling the Chronically Ill

Colin Mattoon

Colin Mattoon

Colin received his Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Colin currently works for Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, and he previously worked as a hospital chaplain in level one pediatric and adult trauma hospitals. In 2010, Colin’s wife, Marianne, developed two auto-immune liver diseases. They currently live in Louisville, KY, where they are members of Crossing Church. Continue reading