When Christians Despair

Paul Tautges

Paul Tautges

When Christians Despair

While meditating on 2 Corinthians 1:8-11, I found myself asking two questions: What does the apostle mean when he says of his companions and himself, “we despaired even of life?” And what is God’s purpose in allowing: “the sentence of death within ourselves?” Continue reading

Developing a Biblical Theology of Emotions

Richard Walton

2014 BC in Canada Series--Developing a Biblical Theology of Emotions

Often when reflecting on the Psalms, I think through the emotions cycled through in our lives. These progressions can be filled with moments of grief, anger, and frustration. Mundane moments are inculcated with resounding loneliness. Spontaneous moments can be flooded with tears. God speaks into all these areas of our lives. Continue reading

Depression and Anxiety: Sisters for Life or Death

Tim Lane

Biblical Counseling and Depression - Depression and Anxiety - Sisters for Life or Death

You’re reading the fifth in a five-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on biblical counseling and depression. Few issues are more painful. God’s Word provides us with wisdom for addressing depression with compassion so we can care well and wisely. Today’s post is Title By Tim Lane. Continue reading

The Depressed Soul’s Cry to God

Paul Tautges

Paul Tautges

Biblical Counseling and Depression - The Depressed Soul’s Cry to God

You’re reading the fourth in a five-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on biblical counseling and depression. Few issues are more painful. God’s Word provides us with wisdom for addressing depression with compassion so we can care well and wisely. Today’s post is The Depressed Soul’s Cry to God by Paul Tautges. Continue reading

Understanding Sorrow and Genuine Repentance

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

Learn the difference between worldly sorrow and Godly sorrow and how they relate to true repentance. Note: This resource originally appeared on the Expository Counseling Center website. You can view the original resource here.

Counseling Naomi

Jim Newheiser

Jim Newheiser

Counseling Naomi

I am greatly blessed to have the privilege of preaching through books of the Bible week after week. I am continually astonished at how consecutive expository preaching enriches biblical counseling, and how biblical counseling enriches expository preaching. 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

Six Disciplines of a Depressed Soul

Paul Tautges

Paul Tautges

Six Disciplines of a Depressed Soul

Since depression is common in the human experience, we must know how to navigate through our “valley times” with the Lord. In order to fight for biblical joy—while at the same time working through depression—personal discipline is required in six critical areas. Continue reading