Responding to the Shame after a Relapse into Sin

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

Jim’s wife of eight years, Rachael, was shocked to discover he’d been regularly viewing Internet porn for about two months. In all their years together, he had seemed like an upright Christian man with strong morals. After Jim had started meeting with their pastor, Paul, he’d stopped viewing Internet porn. So, Rachael and Pastor Paul were surprised and dismayed all over again when they learned Jim had gone to an adult bookstore to purchase pornographic material in print, instead!

Suppose, however, that Jim reports incredible shame over his behavior at this point. Continue reading

Teens and Body Image

Ellen Castillo

Ellen Castillo

As I approached writing this blog post, I asked my 18-year-old daughter for input. I asked her what she would like counselors, youth workers, and parents to consider on this topic. She said this: “Body image issues are common, all girls struggle with it. Some of the prettiest, thinnest, and most attractive are the ones who have the most discontent with their bodies.” 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

Mental Illness and the Church

Jeremy Pierre

Mental Illness and the Church

In light of the passing of Matthew Warren, who took his life, and in light of much discussion in the Christian community about suicide and mental illness, we asked one of our BCC Council Board members, Dr. Jeremy Pierre, to share his perspective. As we do, we pray for Rick and Kay Warren as they find Christ’s hope in the midst of their grief. And we pray that Dr. Pierre’s insights would be helpful to the Christian community. Continue reading

The BCC Weekend Media Resource: God’s Word for Our Shame

Brad Hambrick

Brad Hambrick

Every weekend we highlight one of our free resources. Many times those are media resources—video or audio. But we also have hundreds of written resources on Christian living, biblical counseling, and pastoral ministry. This weekend’s resource is an example of a written resource—this one by Brad Hambrick on God’s Word for Our Shame. Continue reading

God’s Words for Our Shame

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

Case Study: David is a Christian man that (literally) everyone admired. You could hardly find anyone in his church or community who did not have ample good things to say about David. If he ran for mayor in his town, … Continue reading

Shame Interrupted Video

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

The BCC is proud to join New Growth Press and CCEF to announce the release of Ed Welch’s latest book, Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection. Shame Interrupted looks at shame through the lens of Jesus to see … Continue reading