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

How to Stop Self Injury

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What is self injury? Why would anyone do it? How do you stop? Editor’s Note: This article first appeared at Lucy Ann Moll’s blog. Lucy is a staff counselor at Biblical Counseling Center. You may go to the original article. If you or someone you know has purposely hurt herself, she has self-injured. Most people avoid pain, people who intentionally … Read More

The BEST Parenting Style!

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It seems every few years a new parenting style is “in” — there has been only one best parenting style, God’s parenting style. God says, “Be the parent” to moms and dads of younger children. As children become teens and young adults, biblical instruction follows His design for their maturity. Nurture & Admonition in Balance God tells parents to provide … Read More

Depression: Is It All in Your Mind?

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Is depression purely a physiological condition of hormones or chemicals out of balance. Or, is there a heart/mind connection. Or, do both play a role? The experts have disagreed, so how do we as biblical counselors help those who suffer from depression? How can we help without pushing them further down into the quagmire of despair and shame? Depression Is … Read More

How to Cure Sin of Pride

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Pride is a heart-attitude sin that overflows into a person’s motivation, decision-making, and activities. Pride is at the root of nearly every problem we struggle with in counseling! You are reading the second part of  a two-part series on the prideful heart by biblical counselor Julie Ganschow, the founder and director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center in Kansas City, MO. Read … Read More

What Does God Say About Pride?

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Pride is a heart-attitude sin that overflows into a person’s motivation, decision-making, and activities. Pride is at the root of nearly every problem we struggle with in counseling! You are reading part one of a two-part series on the prideful heart by biblical counselor Julie Ganschow, the founder and director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center in Kansas City, MO. The heart … Read More

How to Overcome an Addiction

Lucy MollFor Those Seeking Hope5 Comments

Isn’t it true some addictions look harmless? Yet anything that enslaves you harms you. Thank God, He empowers you to overcome an addiction. Hard work helps. Workaholism harms. Eating good food — satisfying. Bingeing for comfort — sad. Clothing your kids in cute outfits rocks. A shopping addiction hurts. Karrie’s story Driving her minivan to the mall, Karrie* told herself … Read More

3 Ways to Fight Fatigue

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Anxiety zaps your energy, messes with your mind and body, and leads to fatigue. Among the reasons for increasing anxiety today are tough economic times, terrorist threats, and cultural redefinition of the family. What are other energy drainers you see in the world? In your life? God knows what you face and is with you. He gives you energy boosting … Read More

Does Gospel-Centered Counseling Really Work?

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Does gospel-centered counseling really work? Isn’t this a crucial question for biblical counselors and counselees? Listen to this story. Meet Ashley and Nate Ashley and her husband, Nate, met with Pastor Bob Kellemen at church the day after their twin sons’ eleventh birthday. With tears streaming down her face, Ashley shared that twenty-five years earlier, not long after her eleventh birthday, … Read More