Powerful promises: When hardships happen — and they will — God provides a pathway for you to endure them and escape temptation to sin. Let me share several powerful promises in 1 Corinthians 10:13. I pray it helps you gain 4 insights: Hardships are unavoidable. You are not alone. God is faithful. You have a way out. Here’s the verse penned … Read More
Got Depression? Take Every Thought Captive!
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
Reading Scripture to Change Your Life
Scripture is a life-changing love letter. Counselor Donna Hart, PhD, experiences this personally as she reads the Bible for understanding and transformation. Do you desire life transformation too? Donna’s article appeared first here on her website and is used with permission. A while back, I attended a women’s theology conference where Ruth Haley Barton spoke of our need to pay attention … Read More
BIBLE: Is It Taking a Backseat in Your Counseling?
BIBLE: The bible in biblical counseling is foundational, isn’t it? But sometimes we counselors can put it in the backseat and de-emphasize the centrality of scripture in the counseling office. Read this thoughtful article by Stuart Scott, which appeared first here at Biblical Counseling Coalition and is used with permission. Biblical counselors would be the first to affirm that God’s … Read More
Emotions: Powerful and Revealing!
Emotions are powerful and they reveal what you value and desire. In this article by Dr. Donna Hart, PhD, which first appeared here on her website, you will dig deep into the meaning of your emotions. When I ask the question, “what are emotions,” the answer I often get is that they are feelings. They are a great deal more than … Read More
Conviction: How to Help a Friend See
Conviction: How ought you minister it to your friend? Dr. Donna Hart, Ph.D., a BCC counselor, explores this question and gives practical help in this post, which first appeared here on her website. It it used with her permission. Effectively using the Scriptures to convict another person of sin is a necessary element of being a biblical friend. The Scriptures … Read More
Living by the Word
Loving God and living by the Word are inseparable! In this post by Dr. Donna Hart, PhD, which first appeared here on her personal website, she shows us why and how to live by the Word. One of the things we called to do by the Lord, as an expression of our love for Him, is to internalize His Word. … Read More
God Still Speaks, but Are You Listening?
God still speaks. . .in what ways? And how can you improve your hearing? Today’s guest writer is Dr. Joel Badal, D.Ph., a dean and professor at Crossroads Bible College. This article appeared first here at Unlocking the Bible’s website and is used with permission. Through church history and even among our varied denominations, people often use words like, “The … Read More