Three Essential Elements in the Change Process (Part 2)

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

Lifestyle change for Christians is succinctly laid out in Ephesians 4:22–24: “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Continue reading

Three Essential Elements in the Change Process (Part 1)

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

This is the first of a two-part blog on elements of change in the Christian life. In this first installment Jeff Forrey introduces you to “Brock,” a middle-aged man who has been a Christian for about three years. Unwise choices in his life have created problems for him and have brought him to the point of recognizing change is needed. What does that look like for him as a follower of Christ? It certainly will be different from when he made changes in the past! Continue reading

Psalm 131 and New Year’s Resolutions

Lee Lewis

Lee Lewis

The beginning of each New Year often brings with it people being challenged to make resolutions about things in their lives that need changing. Over the years in the counseling and pastoral ministries I have been a part of, I have used the start of a new year to teach what God’s Word says about change. Psalm 131 is a great chapter in the Bible (with just 3 verses) to illustrate where true change comes from. Continue reading

The Glory of Christ: Our “Bottom Line” as Counselors (Part 1)

Jeremy Lelek

Jeremy Lelek

In today’s post and in our next post Jeremy Lelek unpacks the radical perspective Scriptures offers to counselees whose struggles require radical change in their lives.

Have you ever sat with someone struggling with extreme issues; problems that would likely garner such diagnoses as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, or Pedophilia from a psychiatrist or psychologist? Continue reading

What’s the Secret to Change?

Have you ever had the experience while counseling where you’ve shown your counselees how the Scriptures apply to their everyday life week after week, but then they look in at you in frustration and essentially say, “What’s the secret? What are you not telling me? Why isn’t this working?” Or perhaps you’ve had that in… Read More» Continue reading

Looking Back and Looking Forward

Bob Kellemen

Bob Kellemen

A Word from Your BCC Team: Typically on weekends we use our weekend posts either as a “megaphone post” telling you about important biblical counseling events, or as a resource post linking you to new free resources at our site. Occasionally we use our weekend posts like we are today—to update you on some “new news” about the Biblical Counseling Coalition. This weekend, our founding Executive Director and current Resource Director, Bob Kellemen, shares some important news about God’s new direction in his life and ministry. Enjoy! Continue reading