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Top Ten Posts of All Time – #4

Brian Nicholson

Let’s face it: infertility is awkward for everybody involved. Friends and family members often don’t know whether to broach the subject at all, let alone know what to say. Childless couples want some help and support, but they are often silent about their struggle. Churches know the issue exists, but often don’t quite know what to do about it. What we’re left with is the proverbial elephant in the room. Well, let’s talk about that elephant. Continue reading

Top Ten Posts of All Time – #3

Luke Gilkerson

One of the tasks of a good friend or accountability partner to someone who is entrenched in pornography is to help them understand their own heart. Why do they run to porn again and again? Solomon reminds us that “The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water” (we often can’t see our own motivations) “but a man of understanding will draw it out” (Proverbs 20:5, parenthesis added). A wise friend helps to draw out of others the deeper motivations they are unable or unwilling to see in themselves. Continue reading

Top Ten Posts of All Time – #2

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

My desire is that God might use this blog post to encourage those who are weary, to challenge those who are not trusting God or seeking counsel, and to provide some help to those who are not sure how to help women in emotionally abusive relationships. Continue reading

Top Ten Posts of All Time – #1

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju

According the Bible, Satan prowls around like a lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8), but many times, he probably doesn’t have to do that much. I wonder if sometimes Satan sits back and laughs at us. We don’t need Satan to ruin our marriage. We do plenty of unhelpful things on our own to ruin our marriages. I’m sure Satan enjoys having a front row seat, watching our folly and foolishness. Continue reading

God Loves to Make Families

Aaron Menikoff

This short and simple Bible study is for the children of divorce who are getting ready for one of their parents to remarry. I wrote it because kids who have suffered through divorce inevitably have mixed feelings about remarriage. They … Continue reading

When a Couple Wants Change—Fast! (Part 1)

Winston T. Smith

Winston T. Smith

In this post and the next post, Winston Smith works through the problem of helping couples in crisis who have reach the cliff of desperation. They are tired of the way their marriage has spiraled out of control and the enthusiasm they once had for “happily ever after” is now flowing as much as a clogged garden hose. But even in these cases, they can turn with anticipation to God! Continue reading

Creativity in Counseling Youth

Ellen Castillo

Ellen Castillo

In biblical counseling we often bring God’s attributes to bear on our counselees’ struggles. For example, God is most certainly an intelligent, creative artist. By making us in his image, God has given us many creative abilities. He has given us abilities to produce paintings, sculptures, music, writings, buildings, and more. We can also utilize creativity in biblical counseling, especially with young counselees who do not respond well to a conventional style of counseling. Creativity in counseling can be used as a means to open up discussion on pertinent topics as we seek to apply biblical solutions. Continue reading