When panic attacks occur, the sufferer hopes that the terror will stop instantly and never return. This is a certain truth about panic attacks: no one wants them, ever. Panic attacks are brief episodes of intense dread accompanied by physical symptoms like an irregular or rapid heartbeat and sweaty palms. When you’re in the middle of one, they seem anything … Read More
Is it possible to live anxiety-free and in peace? To be “anxious for nothing,” as the apostle Paul mandated us believers? Anxiety is a distracting care that diverts our attention from the eternal Lord to temporal, earthly concerns. It not only divides our minds, but also weighs us down. Whether nagging worries, debilitating panic, or any other expression of it, anxiety has powerful and negative effects on the body, and we’ve all experienced it.
When we are under a lot of stress, our anger may bubble over and scorch someone. Then what? We may think that we are justified in our anger and that the other person deserved our hot words or our icy stare. But Scripture provides a better way: confession leading to forgiveness. In other words: an apology! Jack and Jill needed … Read More
Where fear flourishes, there your heart will be also.  From a mild sense of unease to full-blown panic, fear is an emotion most of us would rather live without. It communicates that someone or something we care about is being threatened or that we might lose it. Fear shows us what we value most. Consider these three folks who … Read More
When a hurting person meets with a biblical counselor via video, the world opens. Counselees living in Topeka or Timbuktu, and every place in between, can receive the benefits of counseling by the Word and in the power of the Spirit, wherever they are. In fact, all that’s needed to “deliver” biblical counseling is the internet. And some 4.5 billion … Read More
Panic Attacks are terrifying! What should you do if you or your loved one is experiencing a panic attack? Lucy Ann Moll, a BCC counselor, recently wrote a short book about this topic. In this post, she shares a few of her suggestions and an excerpt from the book. If you are looking for solid guidance on panic attacks, she is also available to counsel via online video from wherever you are in the country or world.
In a world turned upside down, we say “thank you” to God in all circumstances for this is his will. BCC counselor Lucy Ann Moll continues counseling by video-conferencing (Skype, FaceTime, Zoom) from her new office in Alabama. Her article appeared first here on her website. A “Thank You” prayer popped up in my e-mail box, and it was exactly … Read More
Moral relativism — it defines topsy-turvy postmodern culture and is coming to a counseling room near you. How might a counselor think compassionately about such things? This article by BCC Counselor Lucy Ann Moll, DMin candidate, ACBC, appeared first here at The Biblical Counseling Coalition. Remember the blind men and the elephant? Six blind sojourners come across different parts of an … Read More