Expanding Our Scripture Vocabulary

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

How would you rate your growing knowledge of Scripture? Note that I added “growing” in front of knowledge, because God is more concerned with our growth in the knowledge of Him (Ps. 86:11) than arriving at a level of “I know a lot about the Bible.” Continue reading

Grieving Broken Dreams

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

We often talk about grieving in relation to death. But a form of grieving can also occur when certain life dreams become just that—a dream. Here are a few stories with changed names which illustrate this truth. Mary is a widow after being married for over fifty years. Sally’s husband hasn’t been faithful to her for many years and now may have a form of dementia. Andrea suffered a stroke a few years ago. She used to be a successful businesswoman. For each person, there was one word in our conversation that started a flood of tears—grief. Continue reading

Marriage is Good, But Not the Purpose of Life

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

How do we talk about singleness in a way that honors God and values all stages of life? A person might be single, because of never marrying, being divorced, or being widowed. Sometimes the church and Christian colleges give the impression that marriage is the goal of life. This is disconcerting, because it could instill an idolatrous view of marriage and the perception that life is incomplete without a spouse. Continue reading

Top Ten Posts of All Time – #2

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

My desire is that God might use this blog post to encourage those who are weary, to challenge those who are not trusting God or seeking counsel, and to provide some help to those who are not sure how to help women in emotionally abusive relationships. Continue reading

Being Beautiful. . . in God’s Eyes

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

The desire to be beautiful may be a common element of human experience, but it’s unfulfilling when it becomes a primary life goal. The world is unrelenting in offering advice and methods, but which one is worth our time and money? As Christians, we need to remember what true beauty is, which can be defined by God alone. Continue reading

Responding to Abuse, Part II

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

Based on the comments to my previous post on emotional abuse, I want to clarify or expand on a few selected points. I’m also aware that abuse is a sensitive topic and misunderstandings will occur. My prayer is that this post might provide some clarity or at least encourage people to seek help if they have not done so already. The resources at the end are not comprehensive but provide a starting point. Continue reading

Biblical Counseling Training and Cross-Cultural Wisdom

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

Loving Your Neighbor and Cross-Cultural Ministry

You’re reading the sixth in a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on Biblical Counseling Education and Equipping. These posts are written by leading biblical counseling equippers/educators. In today’s post, Lily Park of Crossroads Bible College shares about Loving Your Neighbor and Cross-Cultural Ministry. Continue reading