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 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.
The memories of past trials and trauma can live in our hearts and minds like a second person inside waiting to reach out at any time to corrode the day. The common memory of the present day restores us to normal and offers a detached framework from the memory of trauma and trials. To live in the present is to block … Read More
As much as we try to avoid it, in this world we have grief. It is a necessary process by which we mend and heal. If we avoid the pain of grief it will fester causing us to become stuck. The truth teaches us that we are going to grieve losses. To not face the pain is to be out of touch with … Read More
BCC executive director Dr. Tim Allchin tackles questions on confidentiality in counseling. His article appeared first here and is used with permission. Part One of this article describes the difficulty for biblical counselors in simply embracing the professional counseling ethic of complete confidentiality. Part Two proposes suggestions that biblical counselors should embrace regarding confidentiality. While the assumption within the ethical … Read More
This article is written by Sherry Allchin, a longtime counselor for Biblical Counseling Center.
You may not know the story of how a youth pastor’s wife became a full time biblical counselor with more than 25,000 hours of counseling experience. Sherry overseas our training and works with students around the world to learn the skills of biblical counseling, but it all began with a strong desire to bless others through hospitality.
In recent months, many arguments about the roles of women in ministry have been widely debated on the internet and have distracted our attention from the ministry that God has called us all to do.
Do we realize that even if women aren’t permitted to preach in your church, they must still disciple? Even if women can preach at your church, they must still disciple!
Why are so many churches ignoring the biblical mandate to equip women to shoulder real world ministry?