When a Christian Struggles with Doubt

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When you’re a Christian and struggle with doubt, you may wonder what’s wrong with you. You may even think your doubts prove you were never a Christian in the first place or, at best, a horrible hypocrite.  You might be tempted to give up, right? The truth is, struggling with doubt is lonely and overwhelming and discouraging. But your struggling can also bring you closer … Read More

Counseling the Wife of a Passive Husband (part 2)

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Christian wives with passive husbands are hurting and need counsel in order to choose thoughts, words, and actions that are honoring to Christ. In part one, we looked at two counseling sketches and defined passivity in a husband.  Today, we’ll consider how a counselor might best counsel the wife of a passive husband, including the outworking of anger, self-pity, fear, and loneliness as well … Read More

Counseling the Wife of a Passive Husband (part 1)

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Married to a passive husband? We’ve all heard of the “perfect” husband. He’s attentive and understanding, a lover of the home. And you’ve also read sick stories of wife beaters and serial adulterers. Disgusting! But what if your guy falls has simply “checked out”? Life with him isn’t horrible but it’s lonely. What’s a wife to do? Let’s first see if … Read More

When Counseling the Sexually Violated

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Counseling a sexually violated woman is heart-breaking and hopeful, for her and for the counselor. This article by Lucy Ann Moll, D.Min., a BCC counselor who counsels worldwide by Skype/FaceTime/Zoom, appeared first on her website. Sexually violated women are real people with real and tragic stories. But there is hope. Perhaps you’re counseling a sexually violated woman now. Or maybe … Read More

Have a Truly Beautiful Christmas!

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Does a truly beautiful Christmas mean newly fallen snow, gingerbread houses, and piles of sparkly presents under the tree? Of course not. A truly beautiful Christmas is so much more. God adorns you on the inside, beginning in your thoughts. Yucky, God-dismissing thoughts are disgusting like dirty snow. But beautiful God-glorifying thoughts spill into new attitudes and new actions. What’s … Read More

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

How to Talk More Like Jesus

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Welcome to “How to Talk Like Jesus!” by Lucy Ann Moll, who’s finishing her DMin in Biblical Counseling. This article helps you communicate the truth in love with family, friends, and neighbors who “make” you want to scream or run like Forrest Gump. This article appeared first here on Lucy’s website and is used with permission. 1. Listening Well Listening well isn’t as … Read More