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Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2016

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling, Ministry, Non-Profit

Here, in alphabetical order, are the top 16 biblical counseling books published in 2016 about biblical counseling or important to biblical counselors. If you are a counselor, pastor, student, one-another minister, small group leader, or spiritual friend, you want to know the most helpful books about the personal ministry of the Word— using God’s Word...

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Reformation Sunday: Looking into the Mirror of Christ’s Grace

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling, Identity/Roles, Ministry, The Gospel

Looking into the mirror of Christ’s Grace on the anniversary of Reformation Day and Martin Luther’s biblically counseling posting of the 95 Theses. We are 499 years away from the anniversary of Martin Luther posting The 95 Theses on October 31, 1517. When we think of Luther and “Reformation Day” or “Reformation Sunday,” we often...

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Are We Using the Word “Brokenness” Biblically?

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We often hear Christians today talking about “brokenness.” Many seem to use “brokenness” to describe the underlying reason they sin. Someone might say, “I struggle with pornography because of the ‘brokenness’ I experienced growing up in a home with a father who objectified women.” Others seem to use “brokenness” to describe the result of being...

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Looking for Answers in All the Wrong Places

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As biblical counselors, we offer the same hope Paul offered the believers in Colosse – Christ in you, the hope of glory! As Paul wrote to the believers in Colosse, their situation mirrored ours. They were saints—“holy and faithful brothers in Christ” (Colossians 1:2). They were sons and daughters of “God our Father” (Colossians 1:2)....

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Mental Illness and the Church

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At the 2014 Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) annual conference, and at the 2015 Faith Biblical Counseling Training Conference, I presented on: Mental Illness and the Church: Developing a Compassionate and Comprehensive Biblical Counseling Response Here’s a summary of my presentation: As the Body of Christ and as a biblical counseling movement, God calls...

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Mental Illness And The Church

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At the 2014 Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) annual conference, and at the 2015 Faith Biblical Counseling Training Conference, I presented on:Mental Illness and the Church: Developing a Compassionate and Comprehensive Biblical Counseling Response

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The Year of Gospel-Centered Living

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As 2015 begins, many of us make resolutions for the new year. Some even do so with a “theme.” I’ve never been one for new year’s resolutions—themed or theme-less. However, in 2015, I’m making an exception. For me, by Christ’s grace, I want 2015 to be: The Year of Gospel-Centered Living 8 Gospel-Centered Life Questions...

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Gospel-Centered Counseling: Q & A with Bob Kellemen

Author: Category: Counseling

 In this Association of Biblical Counselors author interview Q & A, we connected with Bob Kellemen to learn more about his newest book, Gospel-Centered Counseling: How Christ Changes Lives.

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5 GRACE Biblical Counseling Skills: Part 5

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Note: Developed from Spiritual Friends. Spiritual Friends is part of the ABC’s biblical counseling curriculum and the ABC’s certification process. In Spiritual Friends you learn how to develop twenty-two biblical counseling relational competencies. This is the fifth in a ten-part ABC series. In this blog series, we’re learning five biblical counseling and one-another skills by using the acronym GRACE.

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How to Be a Biblical Spiritual Friend Part Four: Six Principles of Biblical Listening: LISTEN

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When our friend is hurting or struggling in life, how do we listen biblically? We can use the acrostic LISTEN to remind ourselves of basic components of competent biblical listening.    L  Loving Motivation: Proverbs 21:13 I   Intimate Concern: Galatians 6:1-3; Colossians 4:6; James 3:17-18 S  Slow to Speak: Proverbs 18:13; James 1:19 T  Timing: Proverbs 15:23; 25:11

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