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Common Myths About Forgiveness

Author: 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

Author: 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

Author: 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

Author: 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

Author: 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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The Origin of Counseling Ministry (Part Two)

Author: Category: Counseling, Ministry, Uncategorized

In our previous post, we considered a bigger picture of biblical counseling, originating in the Garden, with God offering counsel to mankind and calling mankind to share it with others in order to display His glory and serve the best interest of His people. We continue in this post, seeing throughout scripture how God’s counsel...

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The Origin of Counseling Ministry (Part One)

Author: Category: Counseling, Ministry

Counseling ministry has existed from the beginning of the world, originating with God in the Garden towards mankind and for mankind to share with others. A Big Picture for Biblical Counseling Counseling is not a new kind of ministry or activity. People didn’t create it during recent centuries. Since the beginning of the world, God...

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Processing the Current Tensions and Violence in Our Country

Author: Category: Counseling, Ministry, Relationships, The Gospel, Uncategorized

As Biblical Counselors, we counsel the Word in the midst of current tensions and violence in a world that desperately needs Christ. The past several weeks have been hard. Very hard. And sadly, there could be harder weeks to come. I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling a mix of sadness, exhaustion, fear, and confusion. There...

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An Endless Supply of Spiritual Delights with Biblical Counseling

Author: Category: Counseling, Ministry, Relationships, The Gospel, Uncategorized

Jesus lived among his disciples. He heard their conversations and understood their struggles because he walked with them and listened carefully to their words (Luke 22:22-24). A great amount of his counsel to his followers took place in the flow of daily life and relationships (Matt. 17:14-27). An endless supply of spiritual delights can be...

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Become an ABC Member and Grow in Biblical Counseling

Author: Category: Counseling, Ministry, Non-Profit, Uncategorized

If you’re looking to grow in biblical counseling, consider becoming a member of the Association of Biblical Counseling for resources, training and more! The Association of Biblical Counselors exists to encourage, equip and enlist all believers everywhere to live and counsel the Word, applying the Gospel to the whole experience of life. What began in...

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