Two Essentials of Christlike Care

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Giving HelpLeave a Comment

Jesus cares for addicts…  and corrupt politicians.  Jesus cares for the sick…  and adulterers. Jesus cares for the homeless…  and rich people. The left side of those three sentences would gain approval from most inside and outside the church. The right side might be harder for us to agree to. Jesus cared for all people in a complicated world, one … Read More

How the Bible Addresses Trials, Transitions, and Dealing with Unwanted Change (Part 2)

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking HopeLeave a Comment

I recently met with a man devastated by the loss of his lucrative job and the career path he so carefully sacrificed for and cultivated. It felt unfair that his rival took the leadership position and laid him off with a minimal severance. Now he’s struggling to concentrate and provide as a day trader, drinking too many days away, completely depressed, and … Read More

Top Four Questions About Premarital Counseling

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking HopeLeave a Comment

Our counselors meet with a lot of married couples in difficult situations. I’ll confess a thought that sometimes goes through our minds is: “Why did you get married??” We probably wouldn’t ask that question out loud, but any experienced counselor will tell you it’s crossed their mind. A common denominator in many of these cases is that the couples had … Read More

Why the Gospel Matters in Counseling (Part 2)

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Giving Help1 Comment

Isn’t it odd that some Christians in the mental health field act like the Gospel and the Bible aren’t needed in the counseling office? The Gospel is good news for every person who chooses to trust Christ and accept the gift He offers: new life in Him. Life change happens when the broken begin living for God rather than self. The … Read More

Why the Gospel Matters in Counseling (Part 1)

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Giving Help4 Comments

Isn’t it odd that some Christians in the mental health field act like the Gospel and the Bible aren’t needed in the counseling office? The Gospel is good news for every person who chooses to trust Christ and accept the gift He offers: new life in Him. Life change happens when the broken begin living for God rather than self. The … Read More

Understanding the Need for Culturally Aware Biblical Counseling

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Giving Help2 Comments

The southern preacher powerfully concluded his sermon on marriage, “Nearly every marriage problem I see in my office is a failure of married couples to ‘leave and cleave’ – and ignoring this biblical principle simply ends in disaster.” It shook up my counselee because he listened carefully and took complete notes. The preacher even created a “warning checklist” – “living … Read More

Christmas Hope for Heavy Hearts

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope3 Comments

Many entered 2023 with optimism that a hard season of suffering was behind them and that better days were ahead. For some, this optimism was centered on personal concerns, perhaps in your own family or your soul. For others, it was for matters of global concern, that the dangers of plagues and politics seemed to be moving in a better … Read More

What Does the Bible Say About Work?

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope2 Comments

This is the first article in our mini-series on biblical wisdom for the workplace. There is a lot of discussion right now about the future work. We’re regularly hearing about the new capabilities of A.I. and how that will impact the internet, education, jobs, and everyday life. We’ve also recently experienced a phenomenon called the “Great Resignation” where tens of … Read More