Teen Sex: Help and Hope for Parents

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TEEN SEX: The thought that your son or daughter is sexually active cuts Christian parents to the core. Biblical counselor Julie Ganschow describes the prevalence and dangers of teen sex, and she gives hope and help to parents. Her article appeared first here on The Biblical Counseling Coalition.  It is used with permission. Fourteen-year-old “Angela” (not her real name) sat in my counseling office at the … 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

Got Depression? Take Every Thought Captive!

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Taking every thought captive moves a counselee toward hope, especially while facing depression. Today’s guest blogger is Joshua Waulk, the Founder and Executive Director of Baylight Counseling, a nonprofit biblical counseling ministry in Clearwater, Florida.  “I’m stuck, and I feel like God’s nowhere to be found.” “I can’t get over how they treated me—like I’m something less than human.” “There’s no … Read More

Embrace the Truth of Who God Is

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When you embrace the truth of who God truly is, your burdens lift. If you choose to believe God is unjust and unloving, he’ll teach you to trust him through God-ordained trials. Today’s post is by biblical counselor Dr. Donna Hart, PhD, who works from our Arlington Heights, IL office. This article appeared first here on her website. When our … Read More

4 Steps to Good, Godly Emotions

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Bad emotions can wreck your day, can’t they? In this brief article, you’ll learn You are not alone, Emotions — including the hard ones — assist in your sanctification. 4 steps to emotional wellness You Are Not Alone Meet a former counselee I’ll call Linda, who feels like a twisted piece of metal. Among her emotional wreckedness: rebellious teen, overworked husband, tight … Read More

Taking Your Thoughts Captive!

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Your thoughts can start a spiral into depression–or help you out of a dark mood. This article by Joshua Waulk appeared first here at the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is used with permission. Use it to encourage your heart or to help your counselees. –Ed. “I’m stuck, and I feel like God’s nowhere to be found.” “I can’t get over … Read More

4 Steps into Depression–and the Way Out!

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Let me preface this article by recognizing that some forms of depression have a legitimate physical cause. These must be addressed and controlled through the advancements of medical science. Diabetes, hypothyroid, other glandular problems may be directly connected to the depression a person feels. I will let the medical doctors give help for those medical issues originating in bodily sicknesses … Read More

It’s Good to Grieve

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It’s good to grieve, says biblical counselor Donna Hart, PhD. She speaks candidly about death, grief, and the pressure some Christians put on the grieving. Donna’s post first appeared here on her website and is used with permission. Need help? Go to BiblicalCounselingCenter.org Death causes us to be angry because it comes into our world like an unexpected slap in … Read More