How to Find Just the Right Resource for Helping a Friend in Need

Ken Long

Ken Long

One of the most common questions shared among counselors is, “Do you have a good resource for helping someone dealing with….?” In fact, a good friend just asked me for a reference dealing with homosexuality. This is just an example of the many biblical counseling topics for which we ask one another to recommend helpful resources. Continue reading

Living in the Light: Money, Sex, and Power: Review

Kyle Johnston

Kyle Johnston

What is the gravitational center of your life? What do your desires focus on; what do your affections revolve around? Here’s another way to think about this: what are the planets in your life, and what is the sun? And are the planets properly aligned to the sun? Secondly, if the planets of money, sex, and power have flown off their God-ordained orbits, how can they be returned to their suitable place? Continue reading

Handling the Nonstop Talker

Robert Jones

Robert Jones

You face the awkward dilemma in both informal helping conversations and formal counseling sessions: How can I engage my counselee who dominates each counseling conversation with nonstop talking? 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

Applying Old Testament Narratives in Counseling

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

“Everyone loves a good story.” I think this old adage is true because readers can envision the setting painted by the writer’s words. They can see similarities and differences between themselves and a story’s characters. They can get caught up in the plot as they imagine the characters’ conversations and actions. Therefore, biblical counselors would do well to become very familiar with the stories in the Bible. Continue reading

Self-Care and the Biblical Counselor

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

Counselors give significant amount of their time and energy to their calling. At its very core, biblical counseling is a call to be an ambassador of reconciliation by walking with distraught people through trials and suffering and holding out gospel hope to them. Furthermore, it is a challenging calling. If you are a doing any type of counseling, formal or informal, you need to be very intentional to also take care of yourself. Continue reading

Does Biblical Counselling Have a Future in South Africa?

Kyle Johnston

Kyle Johnston

In this post we hear from one of the presenters who is scheduled for the Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Global Summit, June 5-7, 2016. To interact more with Kyle’s insights on the international scope of biblical counseling, please consider joining the conversation at the Summit, either on site in the suburbs of Chicago or online. We hope you can join us! Continue reading