4 Reasons to Be Glad That Life is Short

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While it is right to lament life’s brevity, we can also find in it at least 4 reasons to be glad that life is short. One of the great sorrows of life is its brevity. This life is but a breath, a vapor, a mist that vanishes with the sun. Even the eldest among us...

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Do You Equate Making Disciples to Counseling?

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Category: Counseling, Ministry, Relationships, The Gospel

According to the teachings of Jesus and the Great Commission, we are all called to make disciples – to counsel the Word in our lives and of others. How many of us don’t know someone who has struggled or is currently struggling with depression, anxiety, parenting problems, addictions, marriage issues? It’s our commitment at the...

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A Biblical Counseling Worldview

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There are particular truths and distinctions that make a biblical counseling worldview unique from all the other systems of counseling in the world. In a previous post, we set out to provide a definition for biblical counseling. This lesson tries to answer the question: What makes biblical counseling unique and distinct from all the other...

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Be Equipped and Encouraged at ABC’s Biblical Counseling Conference

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ABC’s National Biblical Counseling Conference is a wonderful time of training, networking and fellowship, being reminded that we are all called to counsel. The Association of Biblical Counselor’s National Biblical Counseling Conference is coming up on April 27th-29th at Irving Bible Church in DFW. We are anticipating a wonderful time of training, networking and fellowship and are praying...

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Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Abuse

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Category: Counseling, Relationships

Because the image of God is sacred, an assault upon one of his image-bearers through domestic abuse is an attack upon God himself. Smartly-dressed Mike and his wife Debbie walked into my office for their first session. One look at Debbie revealed that she had been crying, but was trying to hold it together. Mike...

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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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