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Association of Biblical Counselors

  • 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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  • Victory over the Shame of Sexual Abuse

    God covered our shame over and over but Christ absorbed it once and for all at the Cross. We get that intellectually, but those who have been abused hear other voices—voices of condemnation and humiliation.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    August 7,2014
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  • 3 Reasons Why Staying Neutral is not Biblical

    It’s true that the counselor’s goal in marital counseling is to stay neutral and not take sides, but that is not Biblical when it comes to serious and repetitive marital sin. We must not stay silent and not speak the truth just because it may cause someone to get upset, walk away, or stop counseling. Jesus never did.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    July 31,2014
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  • What Would You Say to Yourself at 16?

    When I was 16, I had been a Christian for just over one year. At that age I falsely assumed that with God, since all things were possible, therefore life would be easy.
    Associates for Biblical Research
    July 24,2014
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  • Abused Wives: Called to Suffer?

    Does scripture encourage a spouse to patiently and quietly endure harsh and abusive treatment within her or his marriage?
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    July 17,2014
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  • Relationships: An Investment Mentality

    Everyone does it. We live to possess and experience the things on which we’ve set our hearts. We’re always living for some kind of treasure. And every treasure you set your heart on and actively seek will give you some kind of return.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    July 10,2014
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  • The Gospel Cure

    If Scripture teaches that we have both a brain and a mind (or inner man), then categorizing depression solely as a dysfunction of the brain and turning to medicine first will unavoidably impede the important heart-work that God-ordained suffering is meant to produce.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    July 3,2014
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  • Abuse and the Fear of Man

    I wonder how different the evening might have turned out for both the two convicted young men as well as the victim if just one of their friends would have had the courage to speak up and say, “Stop?”
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    June 26,2014
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  • Relationships: Can You Relate?

    Have you ever wondered if the people around you deal with the things you do in your relationships?
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    June 19,2014
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  • Sight for Spiritually Blind Eyes

    We are, without effort, naturally oblivious to ultimate spiritual reality, that is, to the glorious nature of the person of God and His marvelous works. Furthermore, we are oblivious to the very presence of this blindness in moments in which it is most profound.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    June 12,2014
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  • 5 Ways to Stop Discouragement from Getting the Best of You

    Discouragement and disappointment are normal emotions we all experience even as Christians, but it’s important to know how to make sure those debilitating emotions don’t get the best of us.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    June 5,2014
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