Restoring Broken Trust Through Relationship Counseling

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+-*Relationship Counseling helps in restoring broken trust and growing in empathy and compassion by helping individuals assess where trust has been broken. When a couple or a relationship suffers a serious and/or repetitive breach of trust, it signals the relationship is in trouble. As biblical counselors, we must understand when that happens, trust needs to...

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Apply the Gospel to All of Life as a Certified Biblical Counselor

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+-*The Association of Biblical Counselors helps you apply the gospel to all of life as a Certified Biblical Counselor through our ABC Certification process! The Association of Biblical Counselors exists 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...

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The Unavoidable Principle of Letting Go (Part Two)

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+-*As a professional counselor, one of the most valuable things we can do for our clients is to help identify the areas where they are living “white-knuckled.” In our previous post, we began to consider the unavoidable principle of letting go that each of us is confronted with. Whether in response to fear, anxiety or...

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The Unavoidable Principle of Letting Go (Part One)

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+-*As biblical counselors, the principle of letting go is unavoidable, whether addressing the issue with our clients or facing this personal reality ourselves. “Where has the time gone?” “My how time does fly!” “It goes by quick!” Every parent hears or says these quotes and all parents feel this reality. As moms and dads, we...

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Two Ministries of God’s Word

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+-*Faithful ministry of God’s Word in the church includes both preaching the Word and counseling the Word. As we read the scriptures, and specifically look at Jesus’ ministry and instruction to His disciples, we consistently see two ministries of God’s Word: both the preaching of its content and the counseling of its content. The Association...

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We Are All Called to Counsel

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+-*We had over 500 church leaders, pastors, lay counselors and professional counselors join us for this years Association of Biblical Counselor’s National Conference, at which we were reminded of the beautiful, Gospel-founded truth that we are all Called to Counsel. It was, in some respects, a new beginning for the ABC National Conference in that...

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Four Questions that Help Destructive Clients Self Examine and Self-Reflect

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+-*When working with husband’s who have been abusive, you will find that most all of them have a stubborn blindness to what they are doing that is destructive to their wife. Their habit patterns are to blame and accuse rather than take the time to personally reflect upon their own attitudes and behaviors. When they...

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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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Which Promises Are For Me?

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+-*Not many things are more comforting than a promise made and kept. And not many things are more hurtful than a promise broken. Knowing we worship a God who keeps his promises is a source of deep joy. But misapplied, this knowledge can also lead us to treasure-hunt Scripture for promises in problematic ways. How...

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The Art of Listening

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+-*Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19, NLT Every counselor knows a big part of the job is listening. We are talking Counseling 101. We may remember the first time we sat in our mock counseling appointment and...

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