Domestic Abuse: How to Counsel Victims

DOMESTIC ABUSE: Here’s wisdom on counseling victims. Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, says domestic abuse, in all forms, is anti-gospel and anti-Christ. His article appeared first here and is used with permission. Domestic abuse, in all forms, represents a gross departure from how Scripture portrays biblical marriage, including the example of self-sacrificial…

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“Jesus Is Better”—But Is That Practical?

Kim Kira

Kim Kira

Imagine a friend comes to you because she is stressed that she might lose her job. Realizing that her anxiety is a result of her idols being threatened or harmed, you ask a few questions to try to discern the idolatry of her heart. Very quickly you conclude that she has made an idol of money. More than anything else, she is worried about what losing her job will mean to her finances. Money is the idol -> it is being threatened by a job loss -> she is stressed. Continue reading

New Research: Volunteering Gives Purpose and Help to Veterans with PTS

Charles Hodges

Charles Hodges

Since the attacks of 9/11, our nation has been engaged in war for the longest period in our history. As a result, we have a growing number of men and women who have returned from the battlefield struggling with posttraumatic stress.

For many veterans the transition from the battlefield to the home front proves to be very difficult. They struggle with nightmares, sleep disturbances, anger, fear, and sadness over the losses they have suffered. Continue reading

PTSD: Giving Help and Hope (part 2)

PTSD: Are you or a family member stuggling with PTSD symptoms? Want help? This is part 2 of a three-part series by guest author Greg Gifford and considers flashbacks and other problems. Part 1 covered understanding PTSD basics. This article appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. Dealing Wisely…

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PTSD: Giving Help and Hope (part 1)

PTSD: Are you or a family member stuggling with symptoms of what our society labels post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Want help? In this 3-part series, guest writer Greg Gifford provides a biblical perspective for understanding and helping someone with symptoms of PTSD. This article appeared first here on The Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is…

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Helping an Anxious, Teenage Insomniac

Lucy Ann Moll

Lucy Ann Moll

Who doesn’t have trouble falling asleep occasionally? What about feeling uneasy at night? Has this happened to you or to a counselee? Have you had a creepy sense someone was watching while you slept? Perhaps not. But you may recall that in your childhood you saw shadows on the wall that looked like monsters. Then you realized that it was created by clothes on the door hook, and you felt relief. Insomnia, uneasy creepy feelings, and imagination all may play into anxiety. The question is, how might a counselor help someone overcome anxiety that has dogged her for several years? Continue reading