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

Book Review: How NOT to Raise an Addict

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Addict? Is your child at risK? In Mark Shaw’s booklet How Not to Raise an Addict, you learn the 5 mentalities that makes a kid susceptible to addiction. Reviewed by Ellen Castillo, whose  review appeared first here at the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Your Parenting Matters Mark Shaw has written a booklet that is excerpted from his more in-depth book Addiction Proof Parenting: … Read More

BOOK REVIEW: Descriptions and Prescriptions

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Psychiatric labeling and medicine: Doesn’t the average biblical counselor need a better understanding of medical matters? In his book Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnosis & Medications, author Mike Emlet encourages a balanced, “just right” approach. This book review by Nate Brooks appeared first here on The Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. (Edited for … Read More

RESET: Learning the Grace-Fueled Life

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The book Reset helped a pastor and biblical counselor experience grace after burnout and depression. Paul Tautges reviews Reset and shares his personal story of hurt and hope. Be encouraged. His article appeared first here on his website and is used with permission. RESET: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture is a compassionate and courageous book. Reading it from … Read More

Resisting Gossip! Learn the 5 Types

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Gossip! Who hasn’t been burned by gossiping people? And if you and I are brutally honest, we’ll admit we’ve gossiped too! In this short post, you’ll meet the five types of gossips and learn a plan to encourage speech that builds up others. Quick, What Is Gossip? In Matt Mitchell’s book Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue, he says gossip is “bearing … Read More

Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Book Review

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The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience is a treasured tool I very highly recommend and use regularly in counseling. If you’re a counselor, you’ll appreciate this tool to help your counselees. If you’re not a counselor, but want to understand why you feel, and say, and do, the way you do, then this book is … Read More

16 Top Biblical Counseling Books in 2016

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Books, books, and more books. Here are the top biblical counseling books of 2016, rounded up by guest writer Dr. Bob Kellemen. Enjoy!  If you are a counselor, pastor, student, one-another minister, small group leader, or spiritual friend, you want to know the most helpful books about the personal ministry of the Word — using God’s Word for helping hurting … Read More

Does Gospel-Centered Counseling Really Work?

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Does gospel-centered counseling really work? Isn’t this a crucial question for biblical counselors and counselees? Listen to this story. Meet Ashley and Nate Ashley and her husband, Nate, met with Pastor Bob Kellemen at church the day after their twin sons’ eleventh birthday. With tears streaming down her face, Ashley shared that twenty-five years earlier, not long after her eleventh birthday, … Read More