To grow in effectiveness as biblical counselors, we need to cultivate humility. There are at least 5 reasons why cultivating humility will make us a better counselor.
It’s humbling to admit, but I almost didn’t make it to my first biblical counseling classes because of anxiety. What began as apprehensiveness about the quality of my work and my classroom performance morphed into full-blown anxiety about how I could possibly be a biblical counselor if fear of man so gripped my heart. Little did I know that God would use my sin as the context for revealing the gracious ways He uses others in the fight for holiness. Continue reading
Katherine is perplexed. She is passionate and full of conviction, and desires to speak truth into the lives of people she loves. She is not sure, however, that she understands how to do that in a way that is not harsh. She very humbly asked me what she could do to be able to speak honestly without sounding insensitive. Continue reading
In Sam’s previous post, he described the struggles often reported by the wives of spiritually apathetic husbands and the unhelpful responses that tempt them. Then he began to describe how pastoral counselors might steer them toward more God-honoring responses. In this post he continues with these suggestions Continue reading
To be sane means to be in touch with reality and the ultimate reality is God. Our sinful pride separates us from God and leads to “madness in [our] hearts” (Ecclesiastes 9: 3). The gospel re-connects us to the wonderful reality of God and progressively leads to the sanity of “faith working through love” (Galatians 5: 6). John the Baptist specifically points the way to gospel humility, freedom, and joy. Continue reading