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
IDENTITY: Who Am I. . .Really?
IDENTITY: Who am I? What role does this question have in counseling? Guest writer Pat Quinn explores the topic of identity and its role in counseling. This article first appeared here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. An Identity Vignette Our sense of identity is a bit like the old adage, “Women (or men); can’t live … Read More
Be the Parent!
A parent may think, “It’s so much easier to be their friend than the parent!” Friendship will come in time, but for now, BE THE PARENT! God will help you because it follows His design for your children’s maturity. Children are to obey their parents, and we parents like that command! But what about the part that requires a parent to … Read More
Counseling Teen Boys Hooked On Porn
Counseling teens hooked on porn might seem difficult to do, considering he’s a teen and you’re not, and he probably doesn’t want your help. Biblical counselor Steve Hoppe shares practical help and hope for counselors who need insight on handling porn and teens. This article first appeared here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website. You peek into your waiting room and … Read More
Teens and Body Image
Isn’t body image at its core a Gospel issue? Doesn’t this mean teens’ struggle with body image is NOT hopeless? Biblical counselor Ellen Castillo gives help and hope to teens, their parents, and the church in her article that first appeared here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. It Is a Gospel Issue As I … Read More
Are You a Gossip Spy?
Are you a gossip spy? Do you know one? This post by Donna Hart, PhD, appeared first on her blog and is reprinted here with permission. A gossip spy is a person who loves to get the information on someone and then informs others for personal advantage. When you first get to know a gossip spy they can seem to … Read More
5 Reasons Kids Disobey
Ever wonder why children disobey? Or specifically why your kid does the opposite of what the Bible instructs, encourages, and commands? You know God says kids should obey their parents. Perhaps you can recite this verse in your sleep: Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’ (this is the first commandment with … Read More