Two Essentials of Christlike Care

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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

Helping Teenagers Navigate Life Transitions and Unwanted Change

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Written by BCC Counselor Sheri Ho The last two posts from Dr. Tim Allchin have discussed “How the Bible Addresses Trials, Transitions, and Dealing with Unwanted Change”. In this post, we’ll delve deeper into this experience for teenagers so we can better understand and support them biblically. I’ve encountered various first-generation immigrant families. The parents, having recently arrived in the … Read More

Why the Gospel Matters in Counseling (Part 2)

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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)

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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

Equipping Spanish Speakers with Biblical Counseling

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Written by BCC Spanish Training Coordinator Esther St. John I remember the excitement of attending my first seminary course in biblical counseling. Originally from Honduras, I had already completed an undergraduate psychology degree from a college back home. I figured this biblical counseling class would build on the foundation of the secular psychology I had learned. What I came to … Read More

Understanding the Need for Culturally Aware Biblical Counseling

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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

Do All Types of Counseling Improve People’s Lives?

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In most counseling situations, there is a desire for life to be different. With the help of a counselor, individuals seek a life where issues are resolved or they respond better to difficulties. Whether your counselor is a friend, a professional, a pastor, or someone employed by an online telehealth platform, they should help bring hope for change and a … Read More