The Spiritual Reality of Addiction

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This article was written by BCC Counselor Jin Taek Chung as part of our new series on addiction. In this series, our counselors are sharing how everyone can understand, overcome, and find freedom from addiction. “Bet you can’t eat just one,” a potato chip company once confidently challenged shoppers. They knew very well how the deep-fried carbs, garnished with a … Read More

Hope for Sexual Addicts – Understanding Process Addiction

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This article was written by BCC Counselor Jim Lang as part of our new series on addiction. In this series, our counselors are sharing how everyone can understand, overcome, and find freedom from addiction. How does sexual addiction compare to other addictions? This is a question that men and women coming to counseling often struggle with. Let’s start to answer this … Read More

Understanding How Addiction Affects the Brain

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This article was written by BCC Counselor Jim Lang as part of our new series on addiction. In this series, our counselors are sharing how everyone can understand, overcome, and find freedom from addiction. Every addict asks the same question: “Why?” The “why” question takes many forms– Why do I struggle with this? Why can’t I stop? Why is it … Read More

Dealing with Guilt and Shame

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Written by BCC Counselor Jin Taek Chung We have all dealt with guilt and shame at some point in our life. The effects of unresolved guilt and shame in our lives can hold us back and weigh us down. So, how do we make sure we are dealing with it appropriately? The way our culture views guilt and shame differ … Read More

How to Help Teens by Asking for Help

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Written by BCC Counselor Mark Johnson. There are untold numbers of events in our teens’ lives that cause a crisis: having a brush with law enforcement, tragedies such as death and suicide, betrayal, gender confusion, and so many more.

As parents or grandparents, we look around and ask, “Who can help? How am I supposed to provide my teen help, and how do I get help? Where do I turn?”

How to Help Teens by Listening Well

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Written by BCC Counselor Colleen Ryan. “You’re not listening to me!”
“Why don’t you ever listen to me?”
“How come you don’t put down your phone and listen to me!”

Sound familiar?

We live in a culture where there’s so much noise and so many distractions that we are losing the art of listening. We are losing the art of being present and being engaged with thoughtful conversation with those that we are with.

How to Help Teens Learn to Control Their Anger

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Written by BCC Counselor Jerrod Tillotson. It can be difficult to know how to express strong emotions appropriately, especially when the strong emotion happens to be anger. In many instances, it seems that it can be more acceptable to be depressed than angry.

But this is something we all experience. Anger is difficult to define, as it can vary in severity from mild irritability to a violent fury.

If you’re a teen in conflict, how do you deal with anger and conflict? Do you tend to explode on others or do you implode, quietly seething, ruminating, eventually burying it away?

How to Help Teens Understand the Consequences of Pornography

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Written by BCC Counselor Jim Lang. Most teens in 2021 think porn is no big deal.

In fact, porn is not a big deal to the majority of today’s culture. It’s everywhere and readily available. The world we live in has normalized it. After all, porn has been around since 1896, so what is the big deal anyway?

It has been looked at, shared, and laughed about for a long time. Could the world be right that porn is no big deal?