To grow in effectiveness as biblical counselors, we need to cultivate humility. There are at least 5 reasons why cultivating humility will make us a better counselor.
Effective biblical counseling begins with a successful first session and a successful first session requires five clear, wise, comprehensive goals: warmly welcoming my counselee, knowing my counselee, giving Christ-centered hope to my counselee, proposing a counseling plan for my counselee, and encouraging my counselee to commit to counseling. Continue reading
What exactly is autism? How did this happen to my child? What kind of help will they need? Will they ever go to school, have friends, get married, have a family, get a job? What is God doing? With rates of autism rising, counselors will be in a position to help parents struggling with these and other questions. This post will briefly consider issues that parents of autistic kids will likely face and give initial direction for counsel. Continue reading
A single woman from our church, started dating a non-Christian guy. She was committed to the Word, faithful at church, surrounded by Christian friends, and yet, the allure of marriage, children, and a future with a husband was just too strong. None of the guys at church were asking her out, so when non-Christians paid attention to her at work, she struggled. Does this sound familiar to you? Maybe the specific details or the reasons for compromise are different in your situation, but more than likely you’ve seen something similar. The cold, hard truth is that some single women do settle. Continue reading
Confrontation is not easy, but it glorifies God when we are willing to risk a person’s rejection and/or anger by speaking the truth in love when we see someone caught in sin. This demonstrates true love for God and for others and so fulfills God’s greatest commandments. Continue reading