This past January, I had the privilege of flying to Little Rock Arkansas and spending a day with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine talking about my book Good Mood Bad Mood on their Family Life Today program. We had a lively discussion concerning the diagnosis of depression and bipolar disorder and questions concerning medical treatment and counseling care. Continue reading
What makes biblical counseling biblical? What are essential convictions that identify a person as a “biblical counselor”? When we launched the Biblical Counseling Coalition, we gathered together three dozen biblical counseling leaders who worked together for nearly a year to answer those questions.
BCC Staff Note: On weekends we often highlight one of our many free resources. This weekend we highlight a video interview with Mike Emlet. Dr. Emlet addresses the important and the controversial question, “When should a pastor recommend a psychiatrist?”
This is an audio recording of a conversation between David Powlison, Deepak Reju, and Garrett Higbee about how a counselor might help a couple when the husband has just been discovered in a struggle with pornography. All three men share their various perspectives on how to understand the problem as well as the way forward. Continue reading
What creates the frustration and unhappiness that comes with perfectionism is what lies under the surface and drives these behaviors—the motives, beliefs, desires, fears, anxieties, and goals that live in and rule the heart and mind. These beliefs and desires interfere with loving relationships with God and others. Happily, our beloved Savior offers to rescue us from these passions that create so much tension in our lives, and offers us instead joy and peace that are given in such abundance that they overflow. Continue reading