“There’s an App for That” – When A Social Media Identity Overshadows Identity in Christ

Marie Notcheva

Marie Notcheva

Several years ago, while interviewing girls for her book Lies Young Women Believe, author Nancy Leigh Demoss noted a budding problem: Christian teens, even girls active in their churches, freely admitted to being a “different person” online than they were in front of adults, Christian friends, and youth leaders. Many admitted to saying and doing things on social media (which was still in its early stages) that they would never do in person and to using such platforms to hide behind a “false self.” Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

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

Who Am I…Really?

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Identity in Christ Series - Who Am I…Really

We inevitably live out of our sense of who we are. Inferior identities are God-demeaning and self-destructive. Out true identity in Christ leads to the freedom and joy of living as beloved children of God. Biblical counselors have the privilege and responsibility to help counselees see, understand, and grow up into this glorious new identity—the very image of Christ. Continue reading

Our Identity…Should It Be a Focus in Counseling?

Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott

Identity in Christ Series - Our Identity…Should It Be a Focus in Counseling

You’re reading the first of a BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on “Our Identity in Christ.” In all that we do at the BCC, we seek to provide robust resources through collaborative relationships. This blog series is also designed to meet that goal—as you will read and hear several different perspectives and “voices” on the important issue of who we are in Christ. Today, Stuart Scott asks the foundational question, Our Identity…Should It Be a Focus in Counseling? Continue reading

The Seductive Lie of Immodesty, and Re-Claiming Your Identity in Christ

Marie Notcheva

Marie Notcheva

The Seductive Lie of Immodesty and Re-Claiming Your Identity in Christ

This is not another article on Matthew 5:28, hem lengths, or the horrors of uncovered shoulders. Today I’m writing more as the concerned mother of a teenage girl than as a biblical counselor. I want to take an unflinching look with young people of both sexes at the reality behind immodest dress; the desire to be desired; and where it can lead. Continue reading