A Comprehensive Approach to Complex Counseling

Dave Dunham

Dave Dunham

Counseling that focuses on only one aspect of human nature will inevitably be reductionist. Biblical counseling must offer comprehensive counsel which acknowledges the various aspects of people. A case study helps to highlight counseling that addresses the relational, rational, and volitional aspects of a person. Continue reading

Serving Missionaries through Biblical Counseling

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

The life of a missionary and/or missionary family is full of sacrifice. Those called to the mission field leave all that is familiar to begin a new life in a country foreign and unknown to them. The challenges encountered are impacting to themselves and their family as a whole. Continue reading

Counseling Mushrooms and Oak Trees

Andy Farmer

Andy Farmer

Counseling is an encounter with what we call in our vernacular, “presenting issues.” Any good biblical counselor knows that presenting problems typically express deeper heart-based concerns. These “roots” are what get our attention, and hopefully our ministry efforts as well. But even in looking at heart issues in counseling I find it tempting to expect oak-sized change with mushroom-like immediacy. Continue reading

After a Crisis, Healthy Feels Like Punishment

Brad Hambrick

Brad Hambrick

As counselors, we join people mid-journey. Their struggle existed before they met us. Their struggle will likely persist after they finish meeting with us. We come alongside them in a particularly difficult, dark, or discouraging leg in their journey. What does this mean for how we counsel? Continue reading

Autism Speaks: Q&A

Pamela Gannon

Pamela Gannon

In a blog post entitled “Autism Speaks” that was published on the BCC website on October 23, 2017, I briefly considered issues that parents of autistic kids will likely face and gave initial direction for counsel. In this blog, I give voice to two verbal autistic young adults, that we may learn how to best counsel them and their families. Continue reading