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Association of Biblical Counselors

  • Peace and Goodwill on Earth

    Many of us crave the image in our head of family coming close, friends getting together, and joy and peace marking each moment; yet the reality often looks very different. Why the difference?
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    December 25,2014
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  • The Danger of Forgetfulness

    We all do it, probably every day. It has a huge impact on the way we view ourselves and the way we respond to others. It’s one of the main reasons we experience so much conflict in our relationships. The scary thing is: we barely recognize that we’re doing it.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    December 18,2014
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  • Unlocking Your Lament

    How does the Christ Follower deal with downturns? How do we handle troubles that are not a direct result of our own poor choices? By unlocking our lament.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    December 11,2014
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  • Is My Thought Life a Problem?

    The battle for our thoughts is no doubt a reality and crucial to the victorious life of every individual. But if we stop there, I believe we have missed THE ROOT of our struggle.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    December 4,2014
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  • How the Mercy of God Flourishes in Suffering

    It is important to recognize that this process of perception, interpretation, and conclusion has a significant impact on the way people experience life. Understanding this can have a profound impact on helping people walk through difficult seasons of suffering.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    November 27,2014
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  • A Cry for Faith

    Several times over the past two weeks I’ve been reminded of Mark 9:14-29, where Jesus heals the boy with the unclean spirit. There is much to digest in those 15 verses, but perhaps what has always moved me the most is the fathers cry.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    November 20,2014
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  • 3 Important Environments to Help Couples Prepare for Marriage

    One of the most consistent themes that emerges in counseling young couples is the dramatic difference between the time and money that was invested in their wedding compared to the time and money that was invested in preparing for the rest of their lives together.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    November 13,2014
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  • 5 Crucial Steps for Effective Change in Destructive Marriages

    Here are five biblical steps we can help someone take to show that their “sorry” is more than mere words.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    November 6,2014
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  • Substance behind Our Sayings

    So often in the Christian life, we seek to find the quick fix for the problems and pains we experience. Often we say things in an attempt to make our selves or others feel better. The reality is that we do not really know what we are saying.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    October 30,2014
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  • 3 Lessons the Church Can Learn from the NFL

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Church as well as Christian counselors can learn three crucial lessons from the NFL.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    October 23,2014
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  • Getting to the Root of Our Problems

    In order to accurately treat a sick patient, the doctor’s first goal is to determine what is causing the unhealthy symptoms. The root of the symptoms must be revealed. This is true for our physical bodies and it’s true for our spiritual lives.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    October 16,2014
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  • It Depends on How You View God

    Whether you are deeply religious or a devout atheist—what you think about when you think of God is critical to how you navigate life on this planet.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    October 9,2014
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  • Reliance on God in Affliction

    Often we start to think about what is happening to us and then start to get depressed over the lack of control we have. We start to spiral inward and imagine the worst possible scenarios increasing our despair and helplessness.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    October 2,2014
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  • Uncommon Community

    Have you ever been to someone’s home and from the minute you walk in you sense something is different? Our family went to visit some friends a while back and it made me rethink the meaning of fellowship and hospitality.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    September 25,2014
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  • It's Not Your Party

    It's a comical little scene, perhaps even "cute" at first, but the theology of those words obviously stuck with me throughout my life. As I think about my life and the glory of God, I need to remind myself that this life is not my party.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    September 18,2014
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  • How to Find Joy IN Suffering

    When Scripture indicates that Christians should be able to rejoice in their suffering (Rom. 5:3–5) because of the hope we have in the gospel, it can be difficult to accept.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    September 11,2014
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  • Driven to Grace

    Maybe you’ve been thinking, “It seems exhausting just to maintain the status quo let alone working to make things in my life better!” Maybe God's street-level call of daily self-sacrificing love for God and neighbor has left you a bit hopeless and discouraged
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    September 4,2014
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  • How Does God Feel About You?

    I’ve heard it said that the most important thought you will ever think is what you think about when you think about God. Not only is that a potential tongue twister (try to say it three times in a row fast!), it is a VERY true statement. Our view of God will change how we live our lives.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    August 28,2014
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  • Relationships: A Grace Mentality

    Many Christians live in Christ-less relationships. Without knowing what they're doing, they construct law-based rather than grace-based relationships. And because of this, they ask the law to do what only grace can accomplish.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    August 21,2014
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  • Rulers of the Night

    I wasn’t saved for myself. I was saved to encourage the people of God and to illumine the road Home for the lost. I was saved to rule the night.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    August 14,2014
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