A Tribute to Dr. Laura Hendrickson

March 4, 2014

Dr. Laura Hendrickson
Bob Kellemen

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Dr. Laura HendricksonAll of us at the Biblical Counseling Coalition are grieved over the passing of Dr. Laura Hendrickson on Monday, February 24, 2014. Laura was a founding member of our Biblical Counseling Coalition Council Board.

Laura was also a friend. Many emails, many phone calls, and speaking together at conferences connected us in our joint commitment to the sufficiency of God’s Word for life in a broken world.

I especially reflect with fond memories on our working together as Laura penned the concluding chapter—“The Complex Mind/Body Connection”—in our first BCC book, Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling. Laura’s writing in that chapter encapsulates her passion for ministering compassionately and comprehensively to God’s people from God’s Word.

We pray for Laura’s family that they will experience Christ’s sure hope in the midst of their grief (1 Thessalonians 4:13).

In Memoriam Links

Hendrickson Tribute from the IBCD

In Memory of Dr. Laura Hendrickson by Heath Lambert


2 thoughts on “A Tribute to Dr. Laura Hendrickson

  1. 3 ways Laura Hendrickson impacted me:
    1) My first conversation with her began with me calling her Dr. Hendrickson. She quickly correcting me by saying: “Laura…just call me Laura.”

    2) While speaking publicly, she would become so tickled about something, that she would have to stop and giggle a little bit before moving on — very endearing — and very indicative of a heart at rest with her Savior. The other characteristic that stands out was her continual demonstration of the complete sufficiency of God’s Word, over anything else!

    3) At the last NANC conference held in Lafayette at Faith Church, I had the privilege to sit in on one of Laura’s sessions. She was telling of some of the atrocities that she had experienced in her life, and I was impacted by the extreme suffering God had allowed and the great calmness with which she expressed her suffering. But in the same session, she broken into tears when speaking of Jesus’ suffering in her behalf! Her suffering had brought her closer to understanding Christ’s suffering in her behalf, and this is what moved her! I was impacted greatly!

    My first thought upon hearing that Laura went to be with the Lord was: “She is free at last! No more suffering, and she is with her Savior who she loved and served so well! She is in the presence of the One Who made her, loved her, bought her and will now completely satisfy her forever!”

    May the Lord use her passing to drive us all to love our Savior more and look and long for His appearing as we work out our salvation here with fear and trembling! One day we will be with her in the throng before the throne, rejoicing in the presence of the One we were truly made for!

    My prayers are with Laura’s family at this time – especially her son Eric.

  2. My first conversation with Dr. Hendrickson went something like this: “Dr. Hendrickson…” and she interrupted me and said “Laura…just call me Laura.” So I will refer to her as “Laura” here.

    I had the privilege of sitting in a session taught by Laura at the last NANC conference held at Faith Church in Lafayette. In that session she told of some of the suffering she had endured, and I was moved by the fact that she did not shed a tear except when she spoke of Christ’s suffering in HER behalf. I will never forget the impact this had on me.

    So, my first thought upon hearing that Laura went to be with the Lord
    was: She is free at last! No more suffering, and she is with her
    Savior Who she loved and served so well! She is in the presence of the
    One Who made her, loved her, bought her and will now completely satisfy
    her forever!

    May the Lord use her passing to drive us all to love our Savior more
    and look and long for His appearing as we work out our salvation here
    with fear and trembling! One day we will be with her in the throng
    before the throne, rejoicing in the presence of the One we were truly
    made for!

    My prayers are with Laura’s family at this time – especially her son Eric.

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