Counseling after Adultery

Dave Dunham

Dave Dunham

Christians must forgive. We understand from Matthew 18, and the parable of the “Unmerciful Servant” (Matt. 18:21-35), that Jesus expects us to forgive. But the divine command does not mitigate the emotional difficulty. Forgiveness is hard. That is especially true in cases where there has been a betrayal by a spouse. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Someone Having an Affair (Part 2)

Brad Hambrick

Brad Hambrick

On Monday we began Brad Hambrick’s “open letter” to someone in the midst of an affair. In the first part of the letter, Brad stressed that the adulterer must make some decision about which intimate relationship will be pursued whole-heartedly. Ultimately, the best decision will be the one that honors God. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Someone Having an Affair

Brad Hambrick

Brad Hambrick

In the blogs for today and Wednesday, we have an opportunity to read an imaginary response to a person who is involved in adultery and yet struggles with what choices to make about both intimate relationships. With his usual sensitivity and tactic, Brad Hambrick gently challenges the adulterer to consider the realities of being stuck between a marital “rock” and adulterous “hard place.” Continue reading

Post-Adultery Reconciliation in Marriage

Julie Ganschow

Julie Ganschow

Reconciliation after adultery is difficult, but possible! Because of Jesus, we have the ability to forgive as we have been forgiven. The Word of God is sufficient to instruct both the counselor and counselee on the various heart issues the couple will encounter in the reconciliation process. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's 5 To Live By

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

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's 5 To Live By

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

Adultery and Counseling in the Local Church

Jonathan Holmes

Local Church Series - Adultery and Counseling in the Local Church

There is probably not a heartache and counseling scenario that you dread hearing more than that of adultery and marital infidelity. The initial shock of revelation, the subsequent stages of grief, disbelief, surprise, and anger coupled with the continuing on of day-to-day life presents what humanly appears to be a nearly impossible situation. What is the role of the local church, and specifically the role of counselors in the church to help in such a situation? Is the church a place and a people where the adulterer and victim of adultery can find hope and healing for their marriage? Continue reading

Four Biblical Counseling Video Projects

Brad Hambrick

Brad Hambrick

One of the blessings of serving at a large church that allows me to focus my attention on developing a robust counseling ministry is the opportunity to create resources that can be duplicated in our church plants and churches across the country/world. This year we were able to create three programmatic seminars and capture our counseling vision in video format. Continue reading