Association of Biblical Counselors

  • 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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  • Escaping Depression’s Pull

    The maximum weight of a Boeing 747 is approximately 900,000 pounds, yet “thrust and lift” can take it above the very clouds that had shrouded the sun.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    May 29,2014
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  • Overcoming Sinful Anger through Surrender

    As God’s children, we can all make this journey of change together. Here are some things I have learned over the years in my fight against sinful anger. Understanding and applying these truths to your own life will help you overcome sinful anger and see sustained fruit.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    May 22,2014
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  • Ten Simple (But Critical) Questions to Consider in Marriage Counseling

    These 10 questions from the Bible will help get to the heart of a marriage.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    May 15,2014
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  • Relationships: Something Bigger

    We were surprised. We simply didn't see it coming. We thought things were going well. We thought we'd built a good relationship.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    May 8,2014
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  • Lessons Learned as a Biblical Counselor

    My faith in God as a loving Father and ruling King has been multiplied one hundred times over as I have had the privilege of seeing Him rescue, restore, and redeem His children from some of the most catastrophic circumstances you could ever imagine.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    May 1,2014
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  • Does Love Cover a Multitude of Sins?

    Serious and repetitive sin is lethal to any relationship. We would not be loving the destructive person if we kept quiet and colluded with his self-deception or enabled his sin to flourish without any attempt to speak truth into his life.
    Association of Biblical Counselors
    April 24,2014
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  • 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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