Grace Relations: The Answer to Global Racism

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

Racial tensions are a global challenge. Beyond cursing the darkness the church must model an alternative. As biblical counselors, we must collaboratively create paths to loving communities within diverse global contexts torn by dysfunction. Continue reading

A Personal Testimony and Counseling Implications

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Psalm 40: 1-3 models how David shares his testimony with the result that “Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD” (Psalm 40:3). Our personal stories can be a helpful part of relating to counselees and showing what change looks like in real life if they are accurate, brief, and Christ-centered. Continue reading

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

Ernie Baker

Ernie Baker

Humans have a disease that eats away at the soul and relationships. It is a cankerous cancer that leads to shame and brokenness, and as it consumes, it perforates our relationships with God and others. Of course this disease, this cancer, is sin. Is there a soothing medicine that brings healing? Continue reading

“That’s It!”

Andy Farmer

Andy Farmer

A few days ago a woman approached me at a social event and said, ‘Did you write that book Trapped? I was taken aback because I’m not used to being recognized in public for things I’ve written. But she went on to say:
I was looking at books on line and my eye was caught by the cover of your book. When I read the title I said “that’s it! That’s what I’m feeling.” Continue reading

Our Growth in Grace Is a Community Journey

Bob Kellemen

Bob Kellemen

Everyone wants to change and grow, but all too frequently we miss the biblical context for growth—the church. The world often tells us, “It takes a village.” God’s Word consistently informs us, “It takes a church.” We can summarize the biblical message like this: Our Growth in Grace Is a Community Journey. Do you want to grow in grace? The Bible teaches that it happens in the Body of Christ. Continue reading

Getting Up after a Fall

Lucy Ann Moll

Lucy Ann Moll

Sinful choices can become a slippery slope too. One sinful choice may slide into another, reminiscent of Psalm 1:1; then the Christian may face a problem she helped create: a marital separation, an addiction, a lost job, anxiety, depression, bitterness. Her problem might cause enough angst to bring her to your counseling office, looking for relief. But relief isn’t the real answer is it? Relief is among the world’s counterfeits for mankind’s greatest and truest need—the gospel. Continue reading

The Gospel for Extremists

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

Have you had counselees who have blown it? By blown it I mean that after a period of success in battling her particular sin (e.g., anger, depression, sexual sin, an addictive pleasure) your counselee has a moment of weakness where she willfully chooses to love her sin more than her Savior. 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