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Apply the Gospel to All of Life as a Certified Biblical Counselor

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

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 One)

Author: Category: Counseling, Family, Relationships

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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We Are All Called to Counsel

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

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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Four Questions that Help Destructive Clients Self Examine and Self-Reflect

Author: Category: Counseling

When working with husband’s who have been abusive, you will find that most all of them have a stubborn blindness to what they are doing that is destructive to their wife. Their habit patterns are to blame and accuse rather than take the time to personally reflect upon their own attitudes and behaviors. When they...

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The Struggles that Overwhelm Us

Author: Category: Counseling, Ministry, Relationships

You love people. You love to help people. Given your heart for others, you can be overwhelmed by the brokenness around you, especially with those who share their struggles with you. As you sit and listen to their story, you grow uneasy as God reveals similar heart struggles within you. You don’t look at pornography,...

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Professional Boundaries. Do we need them?

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling

Over the past year I have worked with a number of individuals who have been wounded by counselors who have not maintained good or clear boundaries in the counseling relationships.  Licensed counselors have more professional guidelines that they are required to adhere to but many church based counselors as well lay counselor need more help...

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Three Ways to Spot a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling

One of the methods bank tellers and merchants learn in order to distinguish real money from counterfeit bills is to examine genuine $100 bills over and over again so that they more likely to spot the counterfeit bills when they see them.  In the same way we can learn to recognize destructive people by knowing...

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God’s Glory in Counseling: 5 Daily Reminders

Author: Category: Blog, Counseling

As a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors my prayer is that you are continually strengthened and encouraged in your ministry to others. Walking through the difficulties and hardships experienced by those God sends into our lives is one of the most amazing privileges to which we have been invited (Gal. 6:2). However, this...

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When Our Counseling Seems Futile

Author: Category: Counseling

I have served as a counselor now for fifteen years.  I would like to say that during those years I have perfected my craft to the point that I witness stunning results with every person I serve.  To make such a claim, however, would wreak of dishonesty.  The fact remains that even with fifteen years under my belt I continue to encounter people and situations where my perceived effectiveness as a counselor is less than impressive.Whether you are new to the world of counseling or a seasoned veteran my assumption is that you can relate to being ineffective in your work with others...

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We are All Called to Counsel

Author: Category: Counseling

Our world is in turmoil. We have access to a Person who alone possesses the power to calm the storm. The darkness is not retreating. We possess the only Light. We have been called to imitate Jesus upon the Earth through our personal one on one, ministry to others. We are all called to counsel.

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