How is the warmth of your relationships?

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Last week in Chicago we set records for cold weather, and the hero of my week was my new gas furnace. Despite having -50° wind-chill, our family stayed warm during the 48 hours straight that we stayed inside. One of life’s realities is that relationships, like a heater in the brutal cold, take work to stay warm. If we ignore … Read More

Four Realistic Goals for a Church’s First Year of Embracing Biblical Counseling

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I recently talked with several churches that had taken groups to week-long biblical counseling training conferences or purchased curriculum to develop a training process. Unfortunately, they are frustrated because they have little to show for their efforts. They received valuable teaching that they wanted to implement in their church, but they seem no closer to developing a biblical counseling strategy. … Read More

Pursuing Wisdom in an Age of Foolishness

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Pursuing wisdom in an age of foolishness! It feels like we are living in crazy times and we don’t know what to do about it. However, fallen creation has always lived in crazy times; it is the human condition. Without wisdom, we have always floundered as humans. Always, without exception! Since creation, wisdom continues to call out to us and we have … Read More

Choosing Love in a Chaotic World

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In a chaotic world, let’s choose love. Every morning, I clear out news alerts that accumulate on my phone overnight. The markets, tragedies, outrage, and cynicism compete for our emotional energies. However, if we are not careful, the noise that currently screams from all angles in our culture can consume us, and we lose track of the most important things … Read More

How Can You Experience Lasting Change?

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Can you experience lasting change … at last? Maybe the change that comes to mind is your own, or maybe you are wondering about someone you care deeply about. For lasting change to happen, Jesus consistently reminded us that our hearts need to change first. Solomon stated this principle powerfully in Proverbs 4:23 stating, “Above all else, guard your heart … Read More

Refusing to Let Anxiety Win

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ANXIETY: Here’s an encouraging story. Imagine being so afraid of driving that you never left your town. Imagine being like this for more than 20 years. A few years back, a father entered my office and asked for help with severe fear and anxiety. Think of the limitations associated with this. You can only select a job close by. Your … Read More

Register Now for BCC’s Counseling Conference This SATURDAY!

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Join us for BCC’s Counseling Conference on Saturday, April 28! REGISTER today. Conflict is all around us and too often in us. But God challenges us to pursue “Restoration and Peace,” the theme of this year’s conference, hosted by Biblical Counseling Center. If you wonder about how to resolve conflict in your own life or help those in conflict around … Read More