15:14 Ep. 031 – Rachael Rosser

The BCC

The BCC

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a difficult subject to discuss, let alone counsel. In this episode of 15:14, Curtis had the chance to interview Rachael Rosser on the topic of counseling those who wrestle with Complex PTSD. Rachael is a Groups Minister at the Village Church in Plano, TX, as well as a LPC Supervisor with North Texas Christian Counseling. Rachael’s experience in cross-cultural counseling, as well as working with women who have come out of long-term abuse or human trafficking, gives her unique insight into counseling this difficult issue. Continue reading

Helping Churches to Better Handle Cases of Abuse

Jim Newheiser

Jim Newheiser

While church leaders should do all they can to restore broken marriages, they sometimes fail victims of abuse by not offering them the protection and support they need. When we learn of cases of abuse, we need to be proactive in confronting the guilty party and compassionate as we seek to help and protect victims. Continue reading

The Culture of Abuse in Christian Slavic Marriages

Marie Notcheva

Marie Notcheva

Last weekend, my daughter and I attended a three-day Christian Slavic women’s retreat. Predictably, discussion turned to Lyuba Savenok, who was brutally murdered by her husband Yeveginy in May 2016 after years of verbal and physical torment. Both Lyuba and her husband were active members of their Minnesota church, to whom Lyuba had reported the abuse before filing a restraining order. What makes the Savenoks’ story so tragic is not just the shocking nature of the crime, but rather how familiar her situation was to many women married to Slavic men. Continue reading

When Your Counselee Confides Abuse

Julie Ganschow

Julie Ganschow

Every secular counselor is a mandated reporter of abuse, which means they must report it to the authorities. If this applies to secular counselors, how much more it applies to biblical counselors! We, who not only have the secular law that requires us to render aid and assistance to a person in danger, but also have the commands of Scripture that instruct us to submit ourselves to the governing authorities! Biblical counselors must report physical and sexual abuse of man, woman, elder, or child. Continue reading

Taking A Time Out To Discuss Spanking

The BCC

The BCC

Do not hold back discipline from the child, although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. You shall strike him with the rod and rescue his soul from Sheol. Proverbs 23:13-14 A national debate on spanking children … Continue reading