Every Christian Should See a Counselor

Author:
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...

Keep Reading

Helping Others Find Peace this Christmas

Author:
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...

Keep Reading

Light Shines Brightest in the Darkness

Author:
Category: Uncategorized

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...

Keep Reading

An Opportunity for Believers to Rest, Connect and Learn

Author:
Category: Blog, Counseling, Non-Profit, The Gospel

Join us for the Association of Biblical Counselors’ 2017 National Conference, happening April 27-29 at Irving Bible Church in DFW! As believers in Jesus Christ, we are all Called to Counsel. We live in a fractured world full of broken and hurting people like ourselves who struggle with all sorts of issues day in and...

Keep Reading

Thanksgiving Everyday

Author:
Category: Blog, Relationships, The Gospel

“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.” – Psalms 136:1-3  While I appreciate the locution of our word...

Keep Reading

Save on Great Biblical Counseling Resources this Thanksgiving!

Author:
Category: Counseling, Ministry, Non-Profit, The Gospel

If you’re looking for great biblical counseling resources, you can save 20% off all books and audio and video resources available in the ABC Store! If you’re interested in growing as a biblical counselor or looking for great biblical counseling resources for continued education, our team is excited to offer 20% off all resources in...

Keep Reading

Love Trumps Everything

Author:
Category: Blog, Counseling, Ministry, The Gospel

I was so busy practicing my religion, getting my theology right, teaching the truth, and working for God that I almost missed love. And love trumps everything else—always. I understand that better now because I’ve been loved longer. Love Is Everywhere I teach about love all the time. But there’s a big difference between propositional...

Keep Reading

Public Debate: What are the Limits of Self-Identity? (Full Video)

Author:
Category: Blog, Counseling, Identity/Roles, Non-Profit, The Gospel

As biblical counselors, we need to be able to address the important issue of self-identity in a sensitive, wise and biblical manner. In our previous post, we were reminded that the identity of the Christian is one of union with Jesus; therefore, whatever is true of Jesus becomes true of the believer. In Christ, the...

Keep Reading

Halloween, Reformation Day, and Self-Identity

Author:
Category: Blog, Counseling, Identity/Roles, The Gospel

A Christian’s identity is no pseudo-identity, as is the case with Halloween costumes, but is the deepest identity by which the believer is known by God. Today, we usher in October 31st, 2016—a day our culture recognizes as Halloween. It is a day that finds traditions spanning from the innocence of watching Shultz’s Great Pumpkin...

Keep Reading

Reformation Sunday: Looking into the Mirror of Christ’s Grace

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

Looking into the mirror of Christ’s Grace on the anniversary of Reformation Day and Martin Luther’s biblically counseling posting of the 95 Theses. We are 499 years away from the anniversary of Martin Luther posting The 95 Theses on October 31, 1517. When we think of Luther and “Reformation Day” or “Reformation Sunday,” we often...

Keep Reading