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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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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