Changing My Definition of Good

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

Like everyone else, I consider myself a busy person. When I’m in the middle of a project, being interrupted to deal with a problem or concern from someone else tempts me to think, “I don’t need this right now.” I see the interruption as a bad thing, and I believe I am being taken away from doing more important work. Continue reading

The Soul of a Child

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

It has been my privilege to counsel an 11 year old recently who has abuse in her past. While we often think that children need a different approach to counseling (and we certainly want to tailor our teaching and interaction to the understanding of the child), it’s my observation that children struggle with the same desires adults struggle with, they are lured by the same lies that adults fall prey to, and they find hope in the same source adults find hope – in our Lord and Savior. Continue reading

Harvesting Where I Didn’t Plant

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

As a counselor, it has often been my joy to watch people change and grow–and sometimes my sadness to see people remain stuck in habits of thinking and practice that lead to increasing hopelessness). In most of the situations where I get to watch those I counsel change and grow, others have been involved long before me, faithfully loving and walking alongside the person whom I now get to counsel. Continue reading

BCC Weekend Resource: Living for Approval

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

The BCC Weekend Resource

On weekends, here at the BCC we enjoy pointing you to excellent resources for your Christian life and for your biblical counseling ministry. Today we do so by posting the following blog by Dr. Amy Baker, which is excerpted from Why Do I Care? When Others’ Approval Matters Too Much (releasing Fall 2015 by New Growth Press). Continue reading

Never at Rest, Part 2

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

Never at Rest Part Two

Learning to distinguish good from better, and better from best, is a skill that requires wisdom. And it is a skill that is required if we are to learn to rest in Christ. Continue reading