I find it very interesting that we have no record of Adam asking God for a mate, yet God knew he needed a wife and provided just what he needed! Many husbands still remain clueless to how much they really need us – LOL! But God knows, and God built into marriage a teamwork plan that really blesses couples who … Read More
Date Nights: Do They Help Troubled Marriages?
Date nights–biblical counselors sometimes recommend date nights to folks who come in for marriage counseling. But do they really help? And if not, what does? Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, shares his inights in this article that appeared first here at his center’s website and is used with permission. (Edited slightly for length–Ed.) There may be no … Read More
Domestic Abuse: How to Counsel Victims
Here’s wisdom on counseling victims of domestic abuse. Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, says domestic abuse, in all forms, is anti-gospel and anti-Christ. His article appeared first on his blog and is used with permission. Domestic abuse, in all forms, represents a gross departure from how Scripture portrays biblical marriage, including the example of self-sacrificial love modeled … Read More
Balanced Way to Help an Abuse Victim (part 1)
An abuse victim needs loving support from spiritual leaders and friends. In this article by guest writer Jim Newheiser, which appeared first here, he recognizes a pendulum swing in addressing this difficult problem. He offers an assertion, a valid concern, as well as harm that be be caused. He followed this by a balanced approach to helping an abuse victim. … Read More
New Father: 12 Things You Need to Know
Father, this is for you, especially the first-time dad. Are you prepared for fatherhood? Guest writer Deepak Reju shares 12 things every new father needs to know. His article appeared first here on The Biblical Counsleing Coalition website and is used with permission. So your wife is expecting? How kind of God to give you a child. There are many … Read More
7 Lies About Submission
The idea of submission is often misunderstood. Some Christians fear it means “doormat.” Others lord it over family. But what does the Bible say? Did Jesus submit to his Father? SUBMISSION? When women use this S word among girlfriends, toes curl. Many people misunderstand what the Bible means when it says that wives are to “be submissive” to their husbands. This … Read More
NOT Selfish: Love Marker #5
Are you selfish in your marriage? Are you selfish in the Church? Do you think needs and desires matter most? If you and I are honest, we’ll admit to selfishness. Awfully humbling, isn’t it? The following list of 7 signs of a selfish spouse will direct you toward the unselfish life God desires. Based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, these love … Read More
What Does God Say About Abuse?
What does God say about abuse, specifically emotional abuse in marriage? Today’s guest blogger is Lilly Park. Lilly is Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, IN. This article (Responding to Emotional Abuse in Marriage) first appeared on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. This post is dedicated to the women I’ve met who have inspired me … Read More