Getting Help Is Different Than Venting

Sacha Alexandre Mendes

Sacha Alexandre Mendes

You may have heard a counselee or friend say, “I just need to get this off my chest!” or “I need to talk to someone or I am going to explode!” These sentiments are common as people struggle and find some relief in expressing their pain. Without a doubt, a compassionate Christian should be ready to listen to another struggling believer. No one can provide help without having a loving, listening attitude. However, we should consider moving from offering mere emotional relief through passive listening to providing actual help through loving instruction. There are some biblical reasons why merely venting is not enough and is even harmful. Consider three important truths to teach your counselee who believes that getting help is equivalent to finding someone to listen to their venting. Continue reading

BCC Weekend Megaphone Post: Columbus Biblical Counseling Conference 2015

The BCC

The BCC

On weekends, we often like to highlight upcoming biblical counseling conferences. This weekend we are using our BCC “megaphone” to make you aware of the October 16-17, 2015 Columbus, Ohio Biblical Counseling Conference 2015 The conference is being hosted by Fellowship Baptist Church of Dublin, Ohio. Dr. Bob Kellemen and Pastor Jim Stevanus are the keynote speakers. 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