Four Realistic Goals for a Church’s First Year of Embracing Biblical Counseling

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I recently talked with several churches that had taken groups to week-long biblical counseling training conferences or purchased curriculum to develop a training process. Unfortunately, they are frustrated because they have little to show for their efforts. They received valuable teaching that they wanted to implement in their church, but they seem no closer to developing a biblical counseling strategy. … Read More

5 Benefits of Learning Biblical Counseling

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We hear it over and over again.  When people start training in biblical counseling, they are amazed by the outcome.  They see so many benefits it their life, and the lives of others.  Here are some of the main benefits of learning biblical counseling. 1. You will grow in your understanding of the bible and how to apply it. So … Read More

When You’re Lost in Exhaustion

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Are you lost in exhaustion too? This insighful article by staff counselor Donna Hart, PhD, considers the reasons we’re exhausted and provides practical solutions. It appeared first on her blog and is used with her permission. One of the most common reasons for being exhausted is always being plugged in, available, and scheduled. We are striving too hard, competing too … Read More

Depressed People Need Caring Counsel Too

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Depressed people need caring counsel, don’t they? And the holidays can be especially daunting. Read more on what to expect if you need caring counsel or provide it. This article by Jeff Forrey appeared here at The Biblical Counseling Coalition. It is reprinted with permission. (Edited for space.–LAM) Think about the recent personal conversations you’ve had with depressed people. Do any … Read More

Not all churches and pastors are like that

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This past summer, one of our most popular posts was entitled “When your church disappoints you.” It was written shortly after the Willow Creek story hit the news, but the principles are equally true to many different churches going through struggle and controversy during that time in our area. It’s not a size, denomination or doctrine issue. It may surprise you that … Read More

Thanksgiving Can Transform Your Relationships

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It’s more than turkey and pumpkin pie, or awkward family situations.  Those who practice Thanksgiving on a daily basis find that the practice of intentionally “giving thanks” to God and others impacts their life in incredible ways. Why does Thanksgiving make such a difference? Here are four ways that an intentional focus on thanksgiving can make a difference in your … Read More