The Origin of Counseling Ministry (Part Two)

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Category: Counseling, Ministry, Uncategorized

In our previous post, we considered a bigger picture of biblical counseling, originating in the Garden, with God offering counsel to mankind and calling mankind to share it with others in order to display His glory and serve the best interest of His people. We continue in this post, seeing throughout scripture how God’s counsel...

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The Origin of Counseling Ministry (Part One)

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Category: Counseling, Ministry

Counseling ministry has existed from the beginning of the world, originating with God in the Garden towards mankind and for mankind to share with others. A Big Picture for Biblical Counseling Counseling is not a new kind of ministry or activity. People didn’t create it during recent centuries. Since the beginning of the world, God...

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The Dude’s Guide to Marriage

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Category: Family, Marriage, The Gospel

As a pastor and counselor, I have been exposed to many things that make my heart grieve. I’m sure you have experienced the same emotion, if you have tried in any capacity to love, serve and minister to sinful people living in a broken world. Sometimes this grief is short-lived and easily comforted, but other...

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No More Figs On My Tree

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For the last two or three days, I have been dreading going in my back yard. It is a beautiful back yard with a nice pergola, lush green grass, and beautiful plants. So why would I dread going to such a restful and soothing space? I dreaded it because there is a huge fig tree...

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Processing the Current Tensions and Violence in Our Country

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Category: Counseling, Ministry, Relationships, The Gospel, Uncategorized

As Biblical Counselors, we counsel the Word in the midst of current tensions and violence in a world that desperately needs Christ. The past several weeks have been hard. Very hard. And sadly, there could be harder weeks to come. I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling a mix of sadness, exhaustion, fear, and confusion. There...

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Take the Next Step & Become a Certified Biblical Counselor

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Category: Ministry, Non-Profit, The Gospel

The Association of Biblical Counselors offers different levels for certifying biblical counselors for pastors, lay leaders and professional counselors alike. At the Association of Biblical Counselors, our mission is to encourage, equip and enrich all believers everywhere to live and counsel the Word, applying the Gospel to the whole experience of life. One of our...

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When Victims Become Villains

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Biblical counselors believe and protect victims who are often portrayed as villains in our society. I’ve noticed a disturbing phenomenon that often happens when a victim of abuse speaks out and tells the truth, or when she asks for help, protection, and/or justice.   In public cases, such as the recent Stanford University rape case or the...

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There is Always a Plan

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As biblical counselors, we must see the world through the lens of two opposing purposes as we counsel – the purposes of God and the purposes of the enemy. “What does it really look like to trust God?” “If I let go and give myself to God, I feel like something bad will happen.” “So...

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An Endless Supply of Spiritual Delights with Biblical Counseling

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Category: Counseling, Ministry, Relationships, The Gospel, Uncategorized

Jesus lived among his disciples. He heard their conversations and understood their struggles because he walked with them and listened carefully to their words (Luke 22:22-24). A great amount of his counsel to his followers took place in the flow of daily life and relationships (Matt. 17:14-27). An endless supply of spiritual delights can be...

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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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