A P.L.A.N. to Engage a Suicidal Person Wisely

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If someone trusts you enough to reach out for help, or you pick up on something that concerns you and makes you wonder if another person has intentions of suicide, what do you do next?  It feels like a great weight of responsibility and it is.  We use a simple anachronism when training churches on how to engage those with suicidal intentions … Read More

The Sneaky Lies of Shame!

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Shame: Do you believe its lies? I recently spoke to someone regarding harsh words they had said to another. This acquaintance said they just “couldn’t forgive themselves.” After gently pointing out the theological inaccuracy of this statement, I started pondering their feelings of shame over the incident. From personal experience, I can tell you that shame can keep you up … Read More

Refusing to Let Anxiety Win

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ANXIETY: Here’s an encouraging story. Imagine being so afraid of driving that you never left your town. Imagine being like this for more than 20 years. A few years back, a father entered my office and asked for help with severe fear and anxiety. Think of the limitations associated with this. You can only select a job close by. Your … Read More

Why Do We Have to Wait?

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Who likes to wait? Two weeks ago, “spring” arrived in Chicago. You can stop your laughter, tears or groaning now! And yes, snowflakes were falling multiple times in the past week. It’s pretty obvious by now that spring did not arrive on time! In our spiritual walk, things don’t often arrive in the time we desire. So often, we have … Read More

Tough Easter? Encouragment for Hurting People

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How was your Easter celebration? It’s not a positive experience for all, and the counselors at Biblical Counseling Center know it. Dr Tim Allchin, BCC director, shares three important truths about God as well as encouragement for you.  In the week after Easter, the counselors at BCC often find an interesting mix of emotions in our counseling sessions. For those … Read More

Remembering MLK at 50

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Wise Counsel from MLK Consider these powerful words from Martin Luther King (MLK) on the 50th anniversary of his death. At Biblical Counseling Center, we pause to remember and commend to you the wise counsel found in these words.  “At times we may feel that we do not need God, but on the day when the storms of disappointment rage, … Read More

Restoration in a Changed Life

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Restoration! Sometimes the stories we hear as counselors crush us. And so we get to mourn with those who mourn. Sometimes they inspire us. It has been a joy to walk with Ana and her teenage son and to hear her say about the last year: “I have down the most healing of my entire Christian life.”   Now studying to … Read More

Celebrate 2017 with BCC!

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As 2017 winds down, I want to say “thank you” and ask you to celebrate with BCC. This year, God brought restoration to many people and nenewed our purpose as a counseling and training center. We are asking you to consider a year-end, tax-deductible donation. Click here to donate online. (If you prefer mail, send your donaton to Biblical Counseling … Read More