Autism Speaks

Pamela Gannon

Pamela Gannon

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

15:14 Ep. 030 – Eric Pace

The BCC

The BCC

This episode of 15:14 features Eric Pace, Pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church and Founder of Pillars Ministry. Eric and Curtis discuss how “average” church members can have a significant role in the counseling ministries in their churches and communities. Continue reading

4 Reasons for Writing She’s Got the Wrong Guy: Why Smart Women Settle

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju

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

The Beauty of Confrontation

Beverly Moore

Beverly Moore

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

Why I Wrote Sipping Saltwater

Steve Hoppe

Steve Hoppe

Another book on idolatry? What’s the point? Hasn’t the topic been exhausted? No way. In this post, Steve Hoppe tells why he decided to add to the library of Christian books covering the topic of idolatry. And the answer might not be what you were expecting… Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 029 – Greg Gifford

The BCC

The BCC

Greg Gifford is Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University. In this episode of 15:14, Curtis interviews Greg about his new book Helping Your Family Through PTSD. Continue reading

Rejoicing Is a Safeguard

Kyle Johnston

Kyle Johnston

Our culture encourages us to pursue joy. We are increasingly becoming aware of the many benefits of gratitude and joy. The Bible also encourages us to pursue joy but grounds that pursuit in the reality of God. A striking example of this is in Philippians 3:1, where we see that rejoicing in the Lord is a safeguard for us. But how exactly is rejoicing a safeguard? Continue reading

Counseling Galatians: Why Does It Appear We Experience So Little Freedom In the Christian Life?

David Robinson

David Robinson

Freedom is a powerful word which evokes great hope and joy in the heart of the believer. Imagine, we are freed to be free! We imagine our freedom will be experienced in the same way God’s people experienced deliverance from Egypt. We hope for the same ‘walk through the sea on dry ground’ moment, leaving behind our enemies of addiction, shame, guilt, and suffering. However, at least experientially, freedom seems to promise so much but deliver so little. Continue reading

Helping Churches to Better Handle Cases of Abuse

Jim Newheiser

Jim Newheiser

While church leaders should do all they can to restore broken marriages, they sometimes fail victims of abuse by not offering them the protection and support they need. When we learn of cases of abuse, we need to be proactive in confronting the guilty party and compassionate as we seek to help and protect victims. Continue reading