Brave or Safe?

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Editors note: This article by BCC counselor, Dr. Donna Hart,  is part of our current series where we are featuring writing by the women of the Biblical Counseling Center. Each of these counselors has been called by God to the ministry of biblical counseling. In this article, Donna shares what she has learned to challenge all of us to live bravely … Read More

Stop arguing, and equip your women for ministry!

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Editor’s Note: Today, we are starting a series about women involved in the ministry of biblical counseling.  Our heart is that this equipping series will encourage more churches and more individual women to embrace the impact they can make for Christ through learning and engaging in effective biblical counseling. During this series, you will hear from the women counselors of … Read More

Lord, Thank you … even when the world is crazy

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In a world turned upside down, we say “thank you” to God in all circumstances for this is his will. BCC counselor Lucy Ann Moll continues counseling by video-conferencing (Skype, FaceTime, Zoom) from her new office in Alabama. Her article appeared first here on her website. A “Thank You” prayer popped up in my e-mail box, and it was exactly … Read More

When Moral Relativism Comes to Counseling

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Moral relativism — it defines topsy-turvy postmodern culture and is coming to a counseling room near you. How might a counselor think compassionately about such things? This article by BCC Counselor Lucy Ann Moll, DMin candidate, ACBC, appeared first here at The Biblical Counseling Coalition. Remember the blind men and the elephant? Six blind sojourners come across different parts of an … Read More

Love in a Crisis

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A crisis is scary. It’s unpredictable and chaotic. In this article by Dr. Donna Hart, PhD, which appeared first here on her website, she lets us understand how a crisis feels, and we learn how friends and counselors can help. A crisis is a crucial and sometimes frightening time in our lives. What has felt safe in the past is now … Read More

When a Christian Struggles with Doubt

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When you’re a Christian and struggle with doubt, you may wonder what’s wrong with you. You may even think your doubts prove you were never a Christian in the first place or, at best, a horrible hypocrite.  You might be tempted to give up, right? The truth is, struggling with doubt is lonely and overwhelming and discouraging. But your struggling can also bring you closer … Read More

Counseling the Wife of a Passive Husband (part 2)

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Christian wives with passive husbands are hurting and need counsel in order to choose thoughts, words, and actions that are honoring to Christ. In part one, we looked at two counseling sketches and defined passivity in a husband.  Today, we’ll consider how a counselor might best counsel the wife of a passive husband, including the outworking of anger, self-pity, fear, and loneliness as well … Read More

Counseling the Wife of a Passive Husband (part 1)

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Married to a passive husband? We’ve all heard of the “perfect” husband. He’s attentive and understanding, a lover of the home. And you’ve also read sick stories of wife beaters and serial adulterers. Disgusting! But what if your guy falls has simply “checked out”? Life with him isn’t horrible but it’s lonely. What’s a wife to do? Let’s first see if … Read More

Never Recover

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When you have faced a grievous wrong, it can feel like your enemies have pushed you face-down on the ground, pushing your face into the mud. This is a picture of things that are still having effects in the present: searing pain, unhealed wounds, feeling wronged by people in powerful places. How do we heal from sufferings that remain fresh over … Read More