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Association of Biblical Counselors

  • 5 Indicators of an Evil and Wicked Heart

    As Christian counselors, pastors and people helpers we often have a hard time discerning between an evil heart and an ordinary sinner who messes up, who isn’t perfect, and full of weakness and sin. I think one of the reasons we don’t “see” evil is because we find it so difficult to believe that evil individuals actually exist.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    January 22,2015
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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
    January 15,2015
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  • Homosexuality: A Matter of Orientation

    Before we speak as to what God says regarding homosexuality, we need to hear from God ourselves. We need to check our own hearts. Do we enter debates to win, or in the confidence that, in Christ, we have already won?
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    January 8,2015
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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 1,2015
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  • 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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