When Kids View Pornography

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“When Kids View Pornography” by Sherry Allchin is Part 2 of a four-part blog series on godly responses to kids and sexual sin. Read Part 1: “Stay Safe from Child Sex Abuse.” In the last days, perilous times will come….” (2 Timothy 3:1-5). Our children are growing up in a dangerous world, and as parents we cannot always protect them. … Read More

Depression, God, and You

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depression, God and you

Depression, God, and you. Yes, depression may have a physical cause or it may be rooted in a spiritual issue. When depression has a legitimate physical cause, it’s best addressed and controlled through the advancements of medical science. Diabetes, hypothyroidism, and other glandular problems may be directly connected to the depression a person feels. I will let the medical doctors give … Read More

The Gospel Frees the Hurting

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The power of the gospel frees the hurting. Your church can help free the hurting too. While visiting his hometown synagogue, Jesus read a passage from Isaiah, a passage that speaks of freedom. It flows with compassion. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,     because he has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to … Read More

Sexual Sin and Shame

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Sexual sin. Will the feeling of shame ever quit? A Christian man–let’s call him “Chris”–confesses a sexual sin to Jesus, who has forgiven him. (See Ephesians 1:7.)  Chris turns from the sin, knowing and dreading the moment he may sin sexually–again. He fears his error may become a life-dominating sin. The problem: Chris keeps reminding himself of the sexual sin … Read More

Father, Discipline Your Son (part 2)

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Welcome to a special four-part series in time for Father’s Day! This post describes how fathers discipline sons. . .for their good!  Dr. Ron Allchin, D.Min., founder and executive director of BCC, wrote Growing in Wisdom: A Bible Study in Proverbs for Fathers and Sons, a book that makes a great Father’s Day gift. This excerpt reveals his insights and compassion for dads and … Read More

Father, Your Son Needs You (part 1)

Ron AllchinFor Those Giving Help, For Those Seeking Hope4 Comments

Father, welcome to a special four-part series! Dr. Ron Allchin, D.Min., founder and former executive director of BCC, wrote Growing in Wisdom: A Bible Study in Proverbs for Fathers and Sons. This excerpt reveals his insights and compassion for dads and young people. You may purchase Dr. Allchin’s book in two formats: Kindle and paperback (8.5 by 11-inch workbook). Income from … Read More

Encouraging Real Change

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You want to encourage real change in your counselee.  Your counselee or friend says she wants to change. And she talks and talks and talks about her struggle. Her follow-through on assignments—say, reading several Bible passages and jotting insights—is poor at best. So how does a biblical counselor encourage a counselee to commit to change? Knowing Versus Believing A place … Read More

Newlyweds Need Help

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Newlyweds need help and lots of it. Couples spend nearly 30 grand, on average, on their Big Day! And June is one of the two most popular month for weddings. Stats were from the WSJ. The focus seems askew. The music, Scripture readings, bridesmaids’ dress color, flowers, food, photography, invitations, programs – these are carefully considered and decided. Yet most … Read More