What’s God’s Goal for You in Suffering?

God’s ultimate goal for you. . .what is it? Wealth? Health? Or something so much better? BCC staff counselor and trainer Donna Hart, PhD encourages you to focus on God’s ultimate goal when your circumstances overwhelm you. This article appeared first at her blog. –Ed. When circumstances overwhelm us, our spirits can feel like they are…

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4 Steps into Depression–and the Way Out!

Let me preface this article by recognizing that some forms of depression have a legitimate physical cause. These must be addressed and controlled through the advancements of medical science. Diabetes, hypothyroid, other glandular problems may be directly connected to the depression a person feels. I will let the medical doctors give help for those medical…

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Unlovable Family Member? What to Do!

The problem: the UNLOVABLE person in your family! Today’s guest blogger, Julie Ganschow, director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center, gives practical insight on how to love the hard-to-love family member, even a child or parent. You can Julie’s blog here. Plenty of you live with someone who is difficult to love. They may be cranky, obstinate, frustrating,…

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Self-Care: Identify Emotions, Think Better (part 2)

SELF-CARE: For the best self-care, biblically examine yourself (Matthew 7:1-5). This can include recognizing your emotions and choosing godly thoughts so you can act on renewed beliefs. And God will heal your heart in the most important way. In case you missed it, here’s part one in this series where you learned the role of the…

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Self-Care: Heart Checkup for Your Soul (part 1)

SELF-CARE: For the best self-care, biblically examine yourself (Matthew 7:1-5), beginning with a heart checkup. In part one of this 3-part series, you’ll discover… Why you may bristle at the word “self-care.” A definition of heart checkup. Self-care may sound…extravagant, even selfish. But for some of up — my old me! — I didn’t think…

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Same-Sex Attraction: Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk

Same-sex attraction and how to talk about it … this is the topic of Brad Hambrick’s book Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk: Why and How Christians Should Have Gay Friends. In this article which appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website, he provides a preview of his culturally timely and encouraging book. Here’s…

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Top Ten Posts of All Time – #7

Mark Kelly

Depression often robs us of our hope. The temptation in thinking that we cannot be honest with God about our situation deepens this hopelessness. Proceeding in prayer using the psalmist’s example in Psalm 13 breathes new hope into our lives. Continue reading