Take the Next Step & Become a Certified Biblical Counselor

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+-*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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+-*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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Become an ABC Member and Grow in Biblical Counseling

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+-*If you’re looking to grow in biblical counseling, consider becoming a member of the Association of Biblical Counseling for resources, training and more! The Association of Biblical Counselors exists to encourage, equip and enlist all believers everywhere to live and counsel the Word, applying the Gospel to the whole experience of life. What began in...

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A Model for Husbands Who Desire Marital Health (Part Two)

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+-*Jesus’ exemplary life and the way that He responded to difficult circumstances serves as a model for husbands who desire marital health. In our previous post, we looked at how we, as biblical counselors, can use the teaching of 1 Peter 3:7 as a model for husbands who desire marital health. With Peter’s teaching, we...

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A Model for Husbands Who Desire Marital Health (Part One)

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+-*As biblical counselors serving married couples, we can use the teaching of 1 Peter 3:7 as a model for husbands who desire marital health. In my clinical practice as a biblical counselor, I counsel a lot of men who have hurt their wives – emotionally, verbally or even physically. Every counselor who has worked with...

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Five Distinctions of Preaching and Counseling God’s Word

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+-*The Association of Biblical Counselors is committed to equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, both in preaching and counseling God’s Word. In a previous post, we discussed how faithful ministry of God’s Word in the church includes both preaching the Word and counseling the Word. Whereas preaching the Word lays the broad...

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The Counselor’s Aim: the Beatitudes (Part Six)

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+-*Gospel-centered, biblical counseling points weary and wasted souls to be refreshed and revived by worshiping God and drawing from his Living Water. Jesus is concerned for the heart more than outward activities, more than actions, articulations and airs. Because God alone looks upon the heart and knows we can keep going through the motions of...

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