Equipping Biblical Counselors – Author Q&A with Bob Kellemen

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Editor’s Note: Dr. Tim Allchin, Dr. Ron Allchin, and Sherry Allchin co-wrote the forward to this updated edition of Bob Kellemen’s book. Our hearts so resonate with his vision and practical experience, and we wanted to recommend this book to the many churches and students we partner with in counseling training. Author Interview Question: “Bob, what’s the big idea behind Equipping … Read More

Help for Quarantined Marriages

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Editors Note: Jeff and Sarah Walton are local authors and we asked them to share this guest post to encourage marriages to look beyond our immediate circumstances and trust in God through this storm we are all facing. Their latest book, “Together through the Storms” released on May 1st. In the book, they give testament to the goodness of God, … Read More

Depressed People Need Caring Counsel Too

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Depressed people need caring counsel, don’t they? And the holidays can be especially daunting. Read more on what to expect if you need caring counsel or provide it. This article by Jeff Forrey appeared here at The Biblical Counseling Coalition. It is reprinted with permission. (Edited for space.–LAM) Think about the recent personal conversations you’ve had with depressed people. Do any … Read More

When Thanksgiving Lacks Contentment

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Contentment on Thanksgiving? Sometimes it abounds, sometimes it’s elusive. Today’s encouragement comes from guest writer Lynn Mosher, who uplifts the soul at her website. As I listened to a preacher on television one Sunday morning, he shared something that impressed me. So I knew I had to share with you. A Letter to Dear Abby Years ago, Jason Lehman’s grandmother … Read More

4 Frameworks for Fighting Fear

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For the Christian who’s anxious, fighting fear is a quest for godly courage. But which way is the best way to fight fear. Consider these four frameworks for fighting fear. And ask yourself, which one would glorify God in my life?  This article by David Dunham appeared first here at Bob Kellemen’s website. Learn more about Pastor Dave by reading his bio … Read More

5 Mistakes We Make When Going Through Difficult Times

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This article by Pastor Michael Wallenmeyer appeared first here on his blog and is used with permission.  Pastor Wallenmeyer’s church recently went through the BCC Launch program to train members of his congregation in biblical counseling. What if instead of trying to quickly getting through the trial that may be experiencing we stopped and considered that God is trying to do something … Read More

Contentment: A Book Review

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Contentment: Even for Christians, contentment may seem an impossible day-by-day reality. It’s so easy to slip into discontent, right? My own quest for contentment prompted my purchase of Megan Hill’s Contentment: Seeing God’s Goodness right when P&R released it. Her 31 days of devotional readings and life application has helped me keep my focus on Jesus as our ultimate hope. Get a … Read More

God’s Love Heals Abuse — a story of hope

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Truly embracing God’s love for you — especially if you’ve experienced the horror of sexual abuse — is the way to hope and healing. Do you want healing too? Read Monica’s story and learn how gospel-centered counseling helped remove stumbling blocks to her faith. Consider biblical counseling for you or a loved one too. This article by biblical counselor Shannon Kay McCoy, featured on Heart2Heart … Read More

Overcoming the Downward Spiral of Sin

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Have you spiraled into sin? Are you ready to “turn around”? Guest writer and pastor Paul Tautges encourages us to understand and stop the decline. There’s hope! His article appeared first here on his website and is used with permission. Recognizing the Spiral The downward spiral of sin is a consistent pattern in human beings. Therefore, we must heed the … Read More