June: The Wedding Month

Howard Eyrich

Howard Eyrich

It is premarital season. The Christmas rings are sparkling. Wedding plans are under way. June is just around the corner. Have you, pastor or counselor, engaged the engaged for a series of premarital counseling sessions? If not, you should seek to do so immediately. Continue reading

Counseling Unsaved Images of God

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

While receiving my training in biblical counseling, I did not think that I would have so many opportunities to interact with non-Christians. Usually they have come because they were urged to do so by a Christian relative or friend. I welcome such opportunities, but working with them does present some interesting theological and practical challenges. Here are some of my thoughts on these important and challenging ministry opportunities. Continue reading

The Instant Gratification Trap in Counseling, Part 1

Shannon Kay McCoy

We are born with a desire to gratify ourselves. We are driven by innate desires for food, water, sleep, shelter, fellowship, and communication. This is how civilization develops and progresses. Incredible inventions were created that have made life easier, such as the washing machine and the telephone. Instant gratification is not a new phenomenon. However, our expectation of “instant” is faster than ever. Continue reading

If I Only Had More Time

Kevin Hurt

Kevin Hurt

A deadline is looming. You only have a few hours left until you need to submit the final version of a project. Your heart beats fast, your knees bounce . . . but you are still on Facebook, doing last minute research, or replying to an urgent email as you rush toward that deadline. You, my friend, need better time management skills. Continue reading

Creating a Culture of Compassion across Color, Culture, Gender, and Political Lines (Part 2)

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

As biblical counselors we must never allow compassion feelings to lead us to compromise truth or biblical morality! Too often the body of Christ fractures along the same lines as society (e.g. political, cultural, and racial). Healthy conversations are rare, even among Christians. Gospel-centered compassion must create cultures where edifying conversations lead to unified action for the evangelization of our communities. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 013 – Tim Challies

The BCC

The BCC

Author and blogger Tim Challies joins Curtis for this episode of 15:14. Tim shares the importance of the supremacy of Scripture in counseling, writing and every area of life. Tim also shares thoughts on digital vs. print bibles, the importance of face-to-face interaction in a digital world and some advice for those getting into the blogosphere. Continue reading

Thirsty Souls Need Living Water

Betty-Anne Van Rees

Betty-Anne Van Rees

So often when someone reaches out for help, they are like parched ground. Confused, hurting, worn out from effort – without hope. They aren’t quite sure how they got to this scorched land but they feel the drought and the resulting dehydration. Often they sense it is life threatening and the truth is, this may actually be so. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 012 – Dr. and Mrs. Jones

The BCC

The BCC

Should all couples counsel together? Should you ever counsel with someone of the opposite gender who isn’t your spouse? Should you bring a woman co-counselor with you to counsel a man who is getting marriage counseling? These are a few questions tackled by Dr. and Mrs. Jones as they discuss the challenges and benefits of counseling together as a couple. Continue reading