What Is Love?

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Category: Counseling, Marriage, Relationships

What is love? One of the reasons many of us do not experience love to the fullest, it because we do not truly know what is real love. In this month that holds Valentine’s Day, red roses fly off the florist shelf, date nights abound, candies and notes fall into the decorated boxes of elementary...

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Humility: When You See Your Logs, You See Most Clearly

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What would you see if you saw clearly the logs in your own eyes? How different would you be if you prayed, in humility, “Lord, please expose my logs.” When Jesus asks you a question, it is always good for you to find the answer. One of the most critical questions you need to answer...

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A Definition for Biblical Counseling

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Category: Blog, Counseling, Ministry, The Gospel

Biblical counseling can be defined as a fluid event and process of a Spirit-empowered Christ follower providing face-to-face ministry of the Word to others. Biblical counseling is a process of focused discipleship. It is one aspect of discipleship. It is an aspect of discipleship focused on the application of God’s Word and walking in God’s...

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Become an ABC Member for Countless Counseling Resources

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If you’re committed to sound counsel from the Word in your own life and the lives of others, become an ABC Member for countless counseling resources! If growing in your commitment to sound counsel from the Word is a goal for this New Year, consider becoming a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors. Our...

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Five Reasons to Read the Bible in 2017

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

Rather than a reading plan or duty-bound checklist, here are five reasons to read the Bible to grow in your identity, understanding and hope in 2017! I’m sure by now that you’ve received multiple emails, social media ads, or push notifications encouraging you to start a Bible reading plan for 2017. Since it’s only days...

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New Year, New Biblical Counseling Conference, Same Heart

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Category: Blog, Counseling, Ministry, The Gospel

It’s a New Year and a new Biblical counseling conference with the same heart to call all believers to grow in their practical ability to counsel the Word. Our team at the Association of Biblical Counselors is excited and grateful for the opportunity to gather this April 27-29th at the ABC National Conference. This new Biblical counseling...

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Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2016

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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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Every Christian Should See a Counselor

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Category: Blog, Counseling, Marriage, The Gospel

I believe every Christian should spend extended time with a counselor. Now, I know that’s a provocative statement, so let me explain. Years ago, I was listening to a message by a pastor I respect, and he was talking about how he and his wife go to counseling. So, I went home and told my...

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Helping Others Find Peace this Christmas

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Category: Blog, Counseling, Family, Relationships, The Gospel

For as bright as the holidays may be, it is equally dark for many, giving us the opportunity to live out our divine call to counsel in helping others find peace this Christmas! The holiday season is again upon us ushering in a seemingly magical transformation of social life. Celebration is the theme of the...

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Light Shines Brightest in the Darkness

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Those grieving loved ones lost, recovering from abuse, walking through a dark night of the soul and suffering in many ways have been given a great light. It’s really dark right now, but the street outside my house is well lit. Every house in sight from my house is trimmed with bright Christmas lights, and...

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