7 Principles to Protect a Marriage

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To protect a marriage, these seven principles are gospel-centered guideliness to consider. Guest blogger Jim Newheiser is the Director of the Christian Counseling program and associate professor of practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. This article first appeared here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition blog and is used with permission.   So what must be done to … Read More

How to Stop Self Injury

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What is self injury? Why would anyone do it? How do you stop? Editor’s Note: This article first appeared at Lucy Ann Moll’s blog. Lucy is a staff counselor at Biblical Counseling Center. You may go to the original article. If you or someone you know has purposely hurt herself, she has self-injured. Most people avoid pain, people who intentionally … Read More

How to Improve Your Emotions

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Do you want better emotions? Who doesn’t?! Your difficult emotions like anger, fear, and sadness — and your happy-joy-love ones too — communicate important information to you. This is wonderful: As you grasp the meaning of your emotions and learn how to view them, you can begin to switch negative emotions for positive emotions, based on God’s word. Emotions Say Something Important Emotions result … Read More

Gospel Matters in Counseling 6

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The Gospel Matters in counseling.  So why do some Christian counselors act like the Gospel has no place in the counseling office? This Gospel Matters series shares the Christ’s compassion for the broken. It answers the question, Is biblical counseling really a viable, possibly a better, alternative than secular counseling?   Read the first post on competency of Biblical Counselors and state-licensed … Read More

Gospel Matters in Counseling 1

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The Gospel matters in counseling. Isn’t it odd, then, that some Christians in the mental health field act like the Gospel has no place in the counseling office? This Gospel Matters series shares the Christ’s compassion for the broken. The Gospel is good news for every person who chooses to trust Christ and accept the gift he offers: new life in him. … Read More

Caring Like Christ, Part 2

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Welcome to Caring Like Christ, an introduction to biblical counseling. In this session, we focus on biblical shepherding. For those of you in Biblical Counseling Center’s online Facebook event, watch for a special download just for you on the event page on Friday. If you haven’t signed up for our FB event — it’s free — and would like to … Read More

Basics Every Counselor Needs

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Every counselor — every Christian! — needs the basics on how to come alongside the hurting. While most women are nurturers by nature, wives of pastors, seminarians, and ministry leaders are often led to the role of counselor. This is what happened to Sherry Allchin, whose husband founded Biblical Counseling Center in 1989, a nonprofit counseling center strong in the … Read More

Wisdom for Abused Women

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Abused women, this is the truth: Abuse IS NOT love. You are not a doormat. God Almighty has the answer to freedom, wisdom, and a better life. This post first appeared here on biblical counselor Julie Ganshow’s blog. She’s right on — many abused women I’ve counseled have struggled just as she describes. Reprinted here at Biblical Counseling Center with … Read More