7 Tips to Make a Great Apology

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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

Don’t Miss this Moment

Tim AllchinFor Those Giving HelpLeave a Comment

At the end of each March Madness NCAA Basketball tourney, there is a powerful tradition called “One Shining Moment” where the unbelievable plays, dramatic storylines, and tournament surprises are combined into a video recap to the delight of college basketball fans everywhere. The video montage captures the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, the elation of victorious teams … Read More

You Don’t Have to be Perfect

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Are we keeping score of how well we are doing? Do we strive to keep ourselves on task whether it is managing a business, our family’s lives, or our own? Do we want to motivate, influence, and be people others want to follow? When it comes to evaluating our success, do we often fall into the trap of thinking that we must be … Read More

Why Wishing for the “Good Old Days” Will Destroy You

Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope6 Comments

“Can we just get back to normal?” Perhaps you find yourself fatigued by circumstances over the last year and wonder this exact question. While this is a normal question to ask, especially after times of grief, difficulty and hardship, it often leads us to an unhealthy mindset. The book of Ecclesiastes provides us with some thought-provoking counsel when we are … Read More

4 Keys to Establishing New Habits for 2021

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Written by BCC Counselor Jim Lang When we reach a new year, it’s natural to want a fresh start. After the hardships of 2020, this sentiment holds true for many. So how do we, as followers of God, change our unwanted behaviors and actions? How does the Word of God instruct us in matters of transforming these behaviors and actions? … Read More

Relational Health in Long-term Marriages

Ron AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope2 Comments

Editors Note: This article is written by BCC Founders and Counselors, Dr. Ron and Sherry Allchin as part of our series on Relational Health.  In this series, our counselors are sharing biblical principles to strengthen and improve all kinds of relationships. “How do you keep your love for one another alive and beautiful for fifty years?” Because we just celebrated our 50th … Read More

And Then They Grew Up – Relationships with Adult Children

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Editors Note: This article is written by BCC Counselor, Colleen Ryan as part of our series on Relational Health.  In this series, our counselors are sharing biblical principles to strengthen and improve all kinds of relationships. I’m sure most of us can remember the joy we felt as we were anticipating the birth of our children.  The awe of wondering what he/she … Read More

Build Up or Tear Down

Dr. Donna HartFor Those Seeking Hope1 Comment

Editors Note: This article is written by BCC Counselor, Dr. Donna Hart as part of our series on Relational Health.  In this series, our counselors are sharing biblical principles to strengthen and improve all kinds of relationships. None of us look forward to the experience of criticism.  Criticism can tear us down, and over time it can cause us to think we … Read More

Searching for Marital Peace in a World of Conflict

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Editors Note: This article is written by BCC Counselor, Jack Lezza as part of our series on Relational Health.  In this series, our counselors are sharing biblical principles to strengthen and improve all kinds of relationships. One only has to turn on the news to know that the world today is fraught with conflict.  From shootings to domestic issues, violence has plagued … Read More