Top Ten Posts of All Time – #3

Luke Gilkerson

One of the tasks of a good friend or accountability partner to someone who is entrenched in pornography is to help them understand their own heart. Why do they run to porn again and again? Solomon reminds us that “The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water” (we often can’t see our own motivations) “but a man of understanding will draw it out” (Proverbs 20:5, parenthesis added). A wise friend helps to draw out of others the deeper motivations they are unable or unwilling to see in themselves. Continue reading

Maintaining “Sanity” in Your Ministry

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

For those called by the Lord into ministry—whether it’s vocational or volunteer—there are incredible opportunities to see God at work in the lives of His people. What other thrills in life can compare to someone seeing his need for Christ and surrendering himself to his Savior? Or what other thrills in life can compare to witnessing a Christian experience new freedom from a sin that had “so easily entangled” her? Rejoicing with the angels over such spiritual victories is phenomenal! Continue reading

Seven Marks of Enduring Accountability Relationships

Brad Hambrick

Brad Hambrick

Accountability is not just for life-dominating struggles. It is part of God’s definition of “healthy.” People who do not have relationships in which they are honest about their struggles and in which they receive accountability are people who are becoming “unhealthy.” Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's Five To Live By 2012

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

4 Reasons Men Like Porn

Luke Gilkerson

BCC Staff Note: You’re reading Part Four in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series in partnership with Covenant Eyes. Read Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. Part Four was originally posted at Covenant Eyes here. A Conversation Guide for Accountability Partners … Continue reading

Counselors Need Counseling Too

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

Note: You’re reading Part 4 in a six-part Grace & Truth blog series by professors of biblical counseling. Read Part 1: The Sufficiency of Scripture, Part 2: Is Every Christian a Counselor?, and Part 3: Tendencies in Counseling Students. When the Problem Is … Continue reading