Counseling Parents about Smart Rules for Smartphones (And All Social Media)

Garrett Higbee

Garrett Higbee

Smartphones are everywhere and it is common to see very young kids playing on a tablet or to see older kids texting at every intersection. As counselors or parents, how do we navigate the inevitable conversations, develop reasonable rules, and lay down age-appropriate guidelines regarding smartphones? I hope to lay out some ways you can help those you counsel be smart about smartphones and other social media.  Continue reading

Domestic Abuse: How to Counsel Victims

DOMESTIC ABUSE: Here’s wisdom on counseling victims. Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, says domestic abuse, in all forms, is anti-gospel and anti-Christ. His article appeared first here and is used with permission. Domestic abuse, in all forms, represents a gross departure from how Scripture portrays biblical marriage, including the example of self-sacrificial…

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How is Counseling Like Parenting?

Sean Gould

Sean Gould

I am often reminded of God’s grace and love for me when I spend time with my 5-year-old daughter, Jane. There are many blessings from God wrapped up in her endless supply of energy and play. One of these that can often be overlooked is my own sanctification. God in his kindness has, in one way, given me a daughter to care for and shepherd in order that I might grow in holiness. Continue reading