Practical Advice for Living with an Addict

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This article was written by BCC Founder and Counselor Dr. Ron Allchin 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. Living with an addict requires the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job! Solomon, the wisest man of his time, had many … Read More

How to Help Teens with Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

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Incidences of teen suicide are on the increase in many countries around the world. Teen suicide in the United States is not an exception to this.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-24 according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They’ve also reported significant increases in emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts during the summer of 2020 and winter of 2021.

While many blame Covid restrictions, lockdowns, virtual education, and the elimination of normal social activities, no one factor can be connected to the increase.

Relational Health in Long-term Marriages

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“How do you keep your love for one another alive and beautiful for fifty years?” Because we just celebrated our 50th Anniversary this past May, we are asked this question often! We have never regretted our decision to marry, have never been separated, and I can’t think of even one time in 50 years that one of us threw the “D” word at the other!

“I am the Lover of my Home!”

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I cannot count the number of times I’ve heard men demand to be the leaders of their home, characterizing their role as that of the boss, with their wife expected to follow and respect them as a private would submit to his commanding office, unquestioning. Men may even abuse the intended meaning of the phrase in Eph 5:23, “the husband … Read More

Biblical Counseling Training in Ethiopia

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Dr. Ron Allchin just returned from teaching Biblical counseling at Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the first two weeks of July. This was his 19th year to teach at the college during their “Rainy Season Session” where he has taught BCC’s training courses over the years to hundreds of ETC students and to many others in area … Read More

4 Steps into Depression—and the Way Out!

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Let me preface this article by recognizing that some forms of depression have a legitimate physical cause. These must be addressed and controlled through the advancements of medical science. Diabetes, hypothyroid, other glandular problems may be directly connected to the depression a person feels. I will let the medical doctors give help for those medical issues originating in bodily sicknesses … Read More

5 Reasons Kids Disobey

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Ever wonder why children disobey? Or specifically why your kid does the opposite of what the Bible instructs, encourages, and commands? You know God says kids should obey their parents. Perhaps you can recite this verse in your sleep: Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’ (this is the first commandment with … Read More

Is Christian Marriage in Chaos?

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We know Christian marriage is under attack. When your own Christian marriage feels like chaos, you hurt deeply. You may wonder if you and your spouse are destined for continual disagreement and dissatisfaction. Is there a path forward, together? Your path forward is a plan on where and how to lead your home. Download the 5 S Leadership Assignment on God’s plan for the … Read More

Marriage: God’s Good Idea?

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Is marriage a good idea? God’s idea? Or outdated? Many who think about marriage and family wonder if the idea came from the jungle story, “Me Tarzan, you Jane; come with me to live in my tree house.” Others may think about “The Flintstones” and imagine a man and a woman from a communal group in a cave deciding to … Read More