In Your Light Do We See Light

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Biblical counselors have the two greatest counseling resources known to man: the written Word and the living Word. Thorough Spirit-illuminated knowledge of Scripture equips us to profitably engage with the whole range of worldviews and philosophies of life, including modern psychology. Jesus models for us how to redemptively interact with many kinds of people and ideas. Continue reading

Counseling Mushrooms and Oak Trees

Andy Farmer

Andy Farmer

Counseling is an encounter with what we call in our vernacular, “presenting issues.” Any good biblical counselor knows that presenting problems typically express deeper heart-based concerns. These “roots” are what get our attention, and hopefully our ministry efforts as well. But even in looking at heart issues in counseling I find it tempting to expect oak-sized change with mushroom-like immediacy. Continue reading

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

Why I Wrote “Pray About Everything”

Paul Tautges

Paul Tautges

A life of prayer is irrefutable proof of God-dependency. This is true not only of the individual believer, but also of the church. Prayer is direct communication with God. It is crucial, therefore, that we understand how God directs us to speak with Him. 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