Peace to You at Christmastime!

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Blessings of peace to you from all of us at Biblical Counseling Center! We look back on 2017 with gratefulness for all the ways God brought peace and restoration to many people. God also renewed our purpose as a biblical counseling training center. This Year’s Highlights  This year we shared God’s peace as we… mobilized a team to rebuild our biblical … Read More

Counseling a Practical Atheist

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The practical atheist. You know him. He’d the guy who says he’s a Christian but lives like God is dead.  Perhaps he’s your counselee, a friend or a family member. The question is, how do you counsel a professing-Christian-practical-atheist? This guy who lists God’s attributes like a theologian–how do you counsel him? You begin by recognizing his ways. Then you … Read More

Reformation! Martin Luther, Gospel and Counseling

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Today marks the 500th anniversary of the event that sparked the Protestant Reformation.  On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the wooden doors of a Roman Catholic church in Wittenberg, Germany. In his theses, Luther, a Catholic monk, attacked the church’s corruption and indulgences-for-sale system. Shares pastor Kevin DeYoung at The Gospel Coalition: One of the things … Read More

Secret to Godly Counsel

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A secret to great godly counsel begins with discerning whether the gospel guides and directs the counselee’s heart. It comes down to knowing and believing. Some folks know the gospel but don’t live according to their knowledge. They deny it by not living according to it. Check out Romans 1:21-22, 2 Timothy 3:1-5 and 4:3-4, and Luke 6:46. But when a person believes … Read More

Podcast: Dr Tim Allchin on 15:14

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A PODCAST FOR YOU: Our very own Dr Timothy Allchin, D.Min. spoke on the Biblical Counseling Coalitions’s podcast on Saturday. The Coalition names the podcast “15:14” after Romans 15:14 and spotlights leaders in biblical counseling. I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another. In this podcast, … Read More

Determine the Solution, Change the Heart

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To help a struggling person, determine the solution to their problem and use the Word to transform the heart. The solution to a problem isn’t focused on improving feelings or changing behavior or investigating one’s personal convictions on life. Rather, biblical counseling is about transforming one’s heart. The heart is the bulls-eye. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you … Read More

What Do Your Words Really Say?

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Words: What do your words really say? After a fight with a loved one, don’t you feel bad? Perhaps you blew up. Maybe you gave the silent treatment. Either way, your hurtful words or your lack of any words but for your nonverbal communication – a slammed door, crossed arms, gritted teeth – speaks too. Communication is the process of … Read More

God, Help Me Change!

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“God, help me change” is a cry of many whose lives are a mess. How is change accomplished? What makes it last? Guest writer and biblical counselor Joshua Waulk of Baylight Counseling in Florida describes how you can have lasting change through Jesus. His article appeared first here and is used with permission. Every counseling effort, at some level, and … Read More

Merry Christmas from a Snow Globe!

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Hi Friends, We stepped inside a snow globe and donned hats, just in time to exclaim: “Have yourself a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year of New Beginnings! May Jesus bless you with peace and contentment in Him. “Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5, ESV   Christmas Blessings to You and Yours, Tim, Kristen, Don, … Read More

Break Free from Distress

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To break free from distress and other problems, you need to know how and you need to know Who. Guest blogger Lynn Mosher encourages us to snip entanglements of care and distress and break free. She writes regularly at her blog.–Ed. Snip the Earth Bands Tethered. Earthbound. A spirit cannot be free to soar as an eagle. Earth-bands keep us from … Read More