Three Goals of Effective Discipleship Training

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Written by BCC Director of Training, Dr. Joel Badal When it comes to our spiritual lives, the benefits received from relationships with well-trained individuals can be immense. For over 23 years, I have had the privilege of serving in a variety of ministries. Each of them focused on discipleship of God’s people in fulfilling Ephesians 4:11, “equipping people to do … Read More

Mental Health, Depression, and the Help God Brings

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This article was written by BCC Counselor Matt Black as part of our new series on Mental Health. In this series, our counselors hope to call churches and Christians to re-engage with the discussion and care for mental health struggles. Editor’s Note: Perhaps the most common mental health struggle that many people deal with is depression. While many would consider … Read More

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.