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Lessons From the Dark Valley of Depression

Mary Somerville

Mary Somerville

While this is a difficult subject to share with others, if our journey through depression can encourage another who is going through it, then it will have brought meaning and purpose to our suffering as described by the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 1:4. Continue reading

“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

Avoiding Burnout as a Biblical Counselor

Victoria Mwongela

Victoria Mwongela

Almost everyone in the counseling profession experiences burnout. Even those of us outside the profession who take time to regularly have intentional conversations with others might experience burnout. Although burnout is not unusual or even shameful, it is helpful to acknowledge it in order to address and prevent it in the future. Continue reading

Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life Author Interview Q&A with Dr. Bob Kellemen

Bob Kellemen

Bob Kellemen

Today, as we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, it is fitting to highlight Bob Kellemen’s newest book, Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life, recently released by New Growth Press. Counseling Under the Cross shares scores of powerful vignettes, Luther quotes, and real-life narratives that illustrate how Martin Luther provided biblical counseling to hurting and struggling people. Continue reading