How Humility Leads to Contentment

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We wrestle in our souls to be content.  Our minds race out of control.  The anxiety of the task list alone can control and steal our sense of peace.  It can seem as if we are running in fear and, in reality, no one is chasing.  We long for deeper communion with God, to hear His voice more clearly, but … Read More

Our Freedom and Independence in Christ

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This post was written by Doug McDaniel, a former pastor and current BCC counselor. He counsels in our Northwest Indiana offices and online via Skype. The 4th of July, our Independence Day, gives us two words, freedom and independence, that describe our understanding of precious liberty from tyranny. Yet, the words can be problematic. In the light of the indiscretions … Read More

Being Angry in the Right Way (Part 3)

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In Part 1 and Part 2 of “Being Angry in the Right Way,” we laid the groundwork to explore the emotion of anger. Because there is injustice in our imperfect world, there will always be anger within us.  This anger is a good gift from God, and when expressed appropriately it can be constructive. However, we’ve all had moments where … Read More

Being Angry in the Right Way (Part 2)

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“I don’t have an anger problem” he repeatedly protested in my counseling office.  “I don’t swear, break things, threaten harm, or even raise my voice.  How can my wife say that I have an “anger” problem?  Sure, I get frustrated like everyone but I stay under control – I do not have an anger issue.” Over the years, we have … Read More

Being Angry in the Right Way (Part 1)

Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope1 Comment

Anger is what we feel when we could easily say with our words, “I am against that.” God created us as people who are capable of feeling, expressing, and acting in anger. However, many of us fear that our expressions of anger hurt more than they help.  Many people make it their goal to avoid feeling anger altogether, by avoiding … Read More

Celebrating Success: How Online Counseling can Help You

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Life is hard enough in “normal” times. Many people reach out for counseling to address issues of anxiety, depression, and relational guidance. During this the “new normal” experience of the COVID-19 response, we have seen an uptick in counseling needs. Ironically, in-person counseling has taken a backseat to video counseling for many. As a biblical counselor, I am highly interested … Read More

Help for Quarantined Marriages

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Editors Note: Jeff and Sarah Walton are local authors and we asked them to share this guest post to encourage marriages to look beyond our immediate circumstances and trust in God through this storm we are all facing. Their latest book, “Together through the Storms” released on May 1st. In the book, they give testament to the goodness of God, … Read More

A PLAN for Times of Crisis

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We never know when times of crisis will come.  No one could have ever predicted what 2020 would hold for us.  However, most times of crisis don’t come in the form of a global pandemic.  They are more often experienced more locally.  Think about these fairly common crisis situations that you may face as a leader.  A church building experiences … Read More