“Me, Memorize Scripture? You’ve Got to be Kidding!”

Ken Long

Ken Long

In Psalm 1, God says that those who think deeply about His Word and then obey it will spiritually prosper in this life. All biblical counselors certainly desire for these practices and spiritual prosperity to characterize our loved counselees. With these goals in mind, we tell our counselees to memorize Scripture so they can meditate on it and be blessed. In the beginning of practicing this new spiritual discipline, a method to follow will help them get off to a successful start. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 034 – Ed Welch

The BCC

The BCC

Ed Welch (Ph.D.) joins Curtis to discuss his newest book, A Small Book about a Big Problem. Dr. Welch brings years of wisdom gleaned from counseling many who struggle with sinful anger to this very accessible book. It is written for all people, whether they think they have a problem with anger or not, and it is written in short bites intended to be chewed on throughout the day for 50 days. Continue reading

Book Review of Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications by Mike Emlet

Nate Brooks

Nate Brooks

Most biblical counselors come from a background of theological training. This is good, as theology and biblical application are the foundation of wise biblical counsel. But that relative uniformity of training makes those who are experts in other fields who also share a biblical vision for counseling doubly valuable. Mike Emlet’s new book, Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications exhibits the kind of wisdom that enhances our knowledge of medical matters and raises the quality of our care for others. Continue reading

For Parents of a Prodigal: Hope through the Pain

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

Parenting pain is deep and real when a child rebels to the point of prodigal living. There are a plethora of sound biblical resources available to hurting parents and some are listed here. The BCC is a great place to start looking for people resources, book resources, and hope from Jesus Christ and His Word of Truth. Biblical counseling within the Body of Christ has exploded all over the nation and there are lots of people willing to walk graciously with you down this hurting path of parenting a prodigal. Readers are encouraged to not walk alone. Continue reading

Teens and Counseling Homework

Ellen Castillo

Ellen Castillo

One of the most common questions I am asked about counseling teens is “what resources do you use for homework?” There are many options for homework assignments for teens, but I am focusing on just one in this article: books. There are a handful of good teen resources right now that are gospel-rich and applicable to biblical counseling, mentoring, and discipleship with teenagers. Continue reading