The Place for Biblical Counseling

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

Biblical counseling effectively finds its place within a paradigm of discipleship and the Body of Christ, under the regular teaching and preaching of God’s Word. The Great Commission finds fulfillment in two primary efforts: “baptize” and “teach.” First, we introduce confessing believers into the body of Christ (as displayed by baptism) and then we help them...

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Living, Loving and Grieving with Hope

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Category: Blog, Counseling, Family, The Gospel

As biblical counselors, and as people, how do we help others face the dark reality of death and dying? God says, grieve. But grieve with hope. This side of heaven, we are all faced with the reality of death and dying. While we may grow accustomed to the elderly and attempt to make light of...

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Join Us for our 2017 National Conference in Dallas, TX!

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

Join hundreds of pastors, lay leaders, counselors and believers alike for our 2017 National Conference, April 27-29th at Irving Bible Church in Dallas, TX! We are thrilled to officially open registration for our 2017 National Conference, happening April 27-29, 2017 at Irving Bible Church in Dallas, Texas! We have an incredible lineup of gifted pastors,...

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Rules of Engagement in God’s Kingdom

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“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which...

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Common Myths About Forgiveness

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Category: Counseling, Family, Marriage, Ministry, Relationships, The Gospel

Intentionally seeking and granting forgiveness is first and foremost about the glory of God. As we humble ourselves to His will and seek to imitate Him in our relationships with others, forgiveness serves as the foundation upon which relational and emotional healing may take place. “Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and...

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Learning To Long For God Alone

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Category: Counseling, Ministry, The Gospel

All night long I tossed and turned. I was anxious and afraid but didn’t know quite why. Specters of failure and probable loss danced mockingly on the edges of my thought. I sought to close my eyes to terrifying visions but couldn’t keep them out—they were inside me. How will I function tomorrow if I...

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Good and Angry, A Groundbreaking New Book by David Powlison

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Category: Counseling, Relationships, The Gospel

Good and Angry, a groundbreaking new book by Dr. David Powlison, sets readers on a path toward a faithful and fruitful expression of anger. As broken people in today’s broken world, it doesn’t take much for us to become angry. Whether it’s turning on the news or interacting with family, friends, co-workers and peers, we...

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The Difference Between Giving Up and Letting Go

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Category: Counseling, Family, Marriage

When working with clients within marriage counseling, I often see a lot of biblical confusion because of their misunderstanding of God’s will and letting go of unrealistic hope for their spouse to repent and change. They usually say something like this. “I know God’s will is for our marriage to be restored. He can change my...

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Resourcing Local Churches in Biblical Counseling Ministry

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Category: Counseling, Ministry, Uncategorized

The Association of Biblical Counselors resources and supports local churches in biblical counseling ministry through our church equipping initiatives. The Association of Biblical Counselors is committed to encourage, equip and enlist followers of Jesus Christ in the personal ministry of God’s Word. To help fulfill this mission, ABC has several ministry concentrations, including our Church Equipping initiatives, which...

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Are We Using the Word “Brokenness” Biblically?

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We often hear Christians today talking about “brokenness.” Many seem to use “brokenness” to describe the underlying reason they sin. Someone might say, “I struggle with pornography because of the ‘brokenness’ I experienced growing up in a home with a father who objectified women.” Others seem to use “brokenness” to describe the result of being...

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