4 Skills Every Christian Needs

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Every Christian needs these 4 skills: effective prayer, truth application, listening, and wise patience. Which skills can you help others learn? In which do you need help. Guest writer Matt Mitchell, a pastor and author of Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue (CLC Publications, 2013), also blogs at “Hot Orthodoxy.” This article first appeared at Biblical Counseling … Read More

Date Nights: Do They Help Troubled Marriages?

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Date nights–biblical counselors sometimes recommend date nights to folks who come in for marriage counseling. But do they really help? And if not, what does? Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, shares his inights in this article that appeared first here at his center’s website and is used with permission. (Edited slightly for length–Ed.) There may be no … 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

Do Children Run Your Home?

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When children rule, a home becomes chaotic. Boundaries give freedom to mature within the parameters of God’s moral laws and parental efficiency rules. Children need freedom to be kids, to learn and explore, to have fun. But they also need rules to guide them into productivity and maturity. God gave Adam and Eve only one rule, and then His children … Read More

Help for Compassion Fatigue

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Compassion fatigue can tire a biblical counselor and sideline him or her. The good news is compassion fatigue is largely preventable. This article by Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, appeared first here at Biblical Counseling Coalition‘s blog and is used with permission.  During my law enforcement career, my comrades and I were repeatedly instructed to use caution when responding … Read More

Lies About Anger

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Have you let anger get the best of you? Did you blow up and toss pointy words across the room? Did you clam up, steely eyed and mouth shut, and kill with silence? Anger is an emotion brought on when you’ve been wronged, real or perceived. In this post I hope to help you learn common lies about anger so … Read More

7 Principles to Protect a Marriage

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To protect a marriage, these seven principles are gospel-centered guides to consider. Guest blogger Jim Newheiser is the Director of the Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship, an ACBC fellow, and a pastor of Grace Bible Church in Escondido, CA. This article, “7 Gospel-Centered Principles to Protect a Marriage” first appeared here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition blog and is used with permission. … Read More

How the ‘Other Gospel’ Hurts You!

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Guest blogger and biblical counselor Julie Ganschow questions pastors who send the hurting to mental health clinics in this provocative post, reprinted here with her permission. She reminds us that God says his Word gives everything we need for life and godliness. At her blog, she names it: The Gospel of In-sufficiency. This other gospel hurts you! I am amazed that you are … Read More