Association of Biblical Counselors

  • Relationships: Mercy in the Mess

    Now you just have to ask why God would choose to subject us to such difficulty and disappointment. Is there meaning in the mess? Is there mercy in the mess? Maybe right now you’re facing things in one of your relationships you never imagined you’d face.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    April 17,2014
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  • Depression and the Ministry

    Pastor Bill and his wife Lisa had a growing church and a good marriage, but something was wrong. For over six months Bill felt tired much of the time.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    April 10,2014
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  • Envy Is a Window

    This side of heaven all of us do it and most of the time we do it without knowing that we are. It is such a natural thing for sinners to do. Perhaps every day, someplace, at some moment we want what someone else has.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    April 3,2014
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  • Am I Boundary-Driven or Love-Driven?

    We want to make sure we understand God’s design for our relationships rather than allow a popularized word or concept to define our interactions with others.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    March 27,2014
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  • Relationships: Gaining Ground

    All of your relationships are with flawed people in a flawed world. And don't forget, you're one of those flawed people as well! So how can you gain ground? How can your relationships become better than they are right now? Let me suggest four ways...
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    March 20,2014
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  • Christian Counseling and Apologetics

    There's much at stake in the counseling relationship then. If handled correctly, a person may "come to their senses and escape the snare of the enemy." If done poorly, they will remain in their sins, thinking themselves to be wiser than God.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    March 13,2014
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  • Cancer Patient

    Cancer patients need one additional perspective, which a biblical counselor is well-suited to provide. This perspective is God’s perspective.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    March 6,2014
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  • Changing Your Definition of Good

    I think as Christians, especially American Christians, we have often let our "comfort culture" shape our view of the word good versus allowing the Lord to define good.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    February 27,2014
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  • Remembering Our Place When Wronged

    When hurt and abused, we tend to be quicker to punish and revile. We need help. We need God abiding in us. We need to believe and practice what Joseph believed and practiced.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    March 7,2013
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  • Resolving Conflict in Relationships Biblically

    We have all tried to control our anger or appease someone else’s with a moment of kindness—but it goes deeper. Sometimes the only way to heal what is sick or broken is to get to the source, to seek true healing, to go vertical.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    February 13,2014
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  • Depression: Do You Wish to Get Well?

    For a very long time, I would not countenance being delivered from my “comfortable melancholy”, my moodiness – because for a very long time it allowed for justifying my self-centeredness and control, met a need, albeit temporary, for attention.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    February 6,2014
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  • Mending Offenses

    It is impossible to live in a fallen world populated with fallen people in yet unconverted flesh and not hurt others or be hurt by them, and as believers we can do one of two things in response.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    January 30,2014
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  • The Deceitfulness of Self-Hatred

    People who are perfectionists may not demand perfection in every area of their lives and often have a hard time admitting that they think they should be perfect, but deep down that’s what they crave. And when they fail to live up to their own idealized standards, they grieve deeply.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    January 23,2014
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  • Greatness

    If someone were to ask, “What does it mean to be great, or a great person?” we could probably drum up some kind of definition. And that’s what I want you to do now. Define greatness according to the teachings of Jesus.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    January 16,2014
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  • Finding Joy in God: Human Pride and the Praise of Men

    I am amazed at how much we (me included) crave the approval and praise of people, believing it is essential to personal well-being and happiness.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    January 9,2014
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  • New Year's Resolutions

    The fact of the matter is that the transforming work of grace is more of a mundane process than it is a series of a few dramatic events. Personal heart and life change is always a process.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    January 2,2014
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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 26,2013
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  • Five 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
    December 19,2013
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  • Working Your Way Up

    When you are discontent, you are always in some way working your way up the ladder of personally satisfying delights. You're not really thankful for or committed to what you have because in your heart you think that there must be something better out there and so you are on the hunt.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    December 12,2013
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  • The Church’s Response to Emotional Abuse

    God has put the church together not only to model a loving family to a broken world, but also to model justice and protection when one of its members is destructive and unrepentant toward another.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    December 5,2013
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