Dementia: Hope for the Caregiver

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My in-laws are in their 80s and slowing down, but don’t have dementia. My mom died young — a heart attack after many decades of smoking — and didn’t develop dementia. And neither did my dad who passed on six months ago. But I have had the opportunity of counseling folks whose loved ones have these life-stealing, memory-dimming cognitive disorder. And … Read More

God’s Love Heals Abuse — a story of hope

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Truly embracing God’s love for you — especially if you’ve experienced the horror of sexual abuse — is the way to hope and healing. Do you want healing too? Read Monica’s story and learn how gospel-centered counseling helped remove stumbling blocks to her faith. Consider biblical counseling for you or a loved one too. This article by biblical counselor Shannon Kay McCoy, featured on Heart2Heart … Read More

Tough Easter? Encouragment for Hurting People

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How was your Easter celebration? It’s not a positive experience for all, and the counselors at Biblical Counseling Center know it. Dr Tim Allchin, BCC director, shares three important truths about God as well as encouragement for you.  In the week after Easter, the counselors at BCC often find an interesting mix of emotions in our counseling sessions. For those … Read More

5 Counseling Goals for Session One

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Counseling goals: Effective biblical counseling begins with counseling goals for the very first session. Biblical counselor, professor, and author Robert Jones shares his approach to beginning biblical counseling. His article appeared first here at the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. Effective biblical counseling begins with a successful first session, and a successful first session requires clear goals. What should … Read More

Bad Health? It’s Hard But There’s Hope!

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BAD HEALTH? Whether you or a loved one has bad health, doubts and worries may rush in and twirl you like carnival ride. You may ask yourself: “What did I do to deserve this?” “Will I (or my friend) ever get better?” “Where’s God? How come he’s not helping?” You may also experience anger, despair, and fear. Anger over waiting. Despair over pain. And … Read More

Finding Hope in Gospel-Centered Counseling

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People seeking help desire hope. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Today’s guest blogger is Joshua Waulk, founder of Baylight Counseling in Clearwater, Florida. In my years of work as both a police officer, and now a biblical counselor, I have found that one common thread running through most, if not all interactions with people seeking help is their desire for hope. … Read More

Determine the Solution, Change the Heart

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To help a struggling person, determine the solution to their problem and use the Word to transform the heart. The solution to a problem isn’t focused on improving feelings or changing behavior or investigating one’s personal convictions on life. Rather, biblical counseling is about transforming one’s heart. The heart is the bulls-eye. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you … 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

LIAR! 12 Reasons God Hates Lying

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Lying: God hates it, and don’t you? But God loves truth-tellers. He is truth! In this brief article, pastor-counselor Paul Tautges shares a dozen reason God hates lying with ample scripture. What would you add to the list? His article appeared first here and is used with permission.   Deception, in one form or another, is a regular part of … Read More