New year, New opportunities to help others

Tim AllchinFor Those Giving HelpLeave a Comment

Every year around this time, New Year’s resolutions are set. We often hear ourselves or others say things like “I want to lose weight, pray more, work out faithfully, or slow down to experience what’s most important. Some resolutions are kept, and others will likely be broken. However, this isn’t a post about how to keep your resolutions. This is a post … Read More

Counseling Via Video: 3 advantages and 1 downside

Dr. Lucy Ann MollFor Those Giving Help, For Those Seeking Hope5 Comments

When a hurting person meets with a biblical counselor via video, the world opens. Counselees living in Topeka or Timbuktu, and every place in between, can receive the benefits of counseling by the Word and in the power of the Spirit, wherever they are. In fact, all that’s needed to “deliver” biblical counseling is the internet. And some 4.5 billion … Read More

How Counseling Helps Churches Embrace a Missional Mindset

Tim AllchinFor Those Giving Help2 Comments

One of the major blessings of biblical counseling is that it naturally brings a missional mindset.  I love that.  Strong churches are not content to allow those around them to hurt without seeking to compassionately care. I was training at one of our Launch partners in Long Island, NY and was thrilled to hear about their new plans to engage their community.  … Read More

“Help me, Counselor! I’m Scared to Death!”

Sherry AllchinFor Those Giving Help4 Comments

How do you answer a friend who is persistently fearful? Can you help them grow and make progress? In this article, Sherry Allchin walks through a biblical counseling process to examine fear in a wise way. Whether you are struggling with fear or walking with a friend who is stuck, you can learn some practical and biblical strategies to overcome fearful patterns of thought and action.

Is Suicide a Brain Issue or a Heart Issue?

Tim AllchinFor Those Giving Help4 Comments

What I am writing about might be hard for some to read. Suicide is never an easy topic, especially if someone close to you has died by suicide. However, I am convinced that we need more and better conversations about suicide prevention, not less. This requires us all, and especially those of Christian faith, to think critically about the ways that we … Read More