Moving Your Church in the Right Direction with Biblical Counseling

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This post has a free resource at the bottom about the “5 Mistakes Churches Make When Starting a Counseling Ministry“.  The first two posts in this series asserted that: Biblical Counseling is an opportunity to shepherd the church well Churches should embrace equipping counselors in the local church to care for the body in creative and unique ways I don’t … Read More

Stop Ignoring Your Neighbors: Why Biblical Counseling Must Be Part of Every Healthy Church

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This post has a free resource at the bottom regarding “5 Things Your Church Needs to Launch An Effective Biblical Counseling Team“.  Growing up, I lived for nearly 10 years on a cul-de-sac in a Chicago suburb but never physically saw my neighbor. They had a car with tinted windows and they pulled directly into their garage, shut the door, … Read More

Balancing Work and Rest

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Balancing work and rest is a tough task. But placing a premium on striking a balance matters in honoring God. Dr. Donna Hart, PhD, shares valuable insights as well as an invitation to a women’s retreat.  A couple of weeks ago I was at a leadership retreat where we were to arrive on a Monday evening and meet with our small groups … Read More

When the Woman Abused Was You

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Childhood sex abuse ranks among the most awful experiences a woman can have. But God heals. In this article by acclaimed author Dawn Scott Damon, you’ll discover potholes on the road to recovery. Her latest book When the Woman Abused Was You. Some women live for decades unaware of their abusive past. Others who were abused as children live in the shadows of shame, … Read More

A P.L.A.N. to Engage a Suicidal Person Wisely

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If someone trusts you enough to reach out for help, or you pick up on something that concerns you and makes you wonder if another person has intentions of suicide, what do you do next?  It feels like a great weight of responsibility and it is.  We use a simple anachronism when training churches on how to engage those with suicidal intentions … Read More