Humility

Andrea Lee

Andrea Lee

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

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Heath Lambert

Heath Lambert

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

The Insanity of the King and the Sanity of the Baptist

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

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

Humility and Anxiety

Dave Dunham

Dave Dunham

The Bible’s solution to anxiety can seem a bit strange. The Bible impresses upon anxious souls the importance of humility. In writing to Christians undergoing severe persecution the apostle Peter guides them to a place of confidence and rest outside of themselves. We see this in 1 Peter 5:6-7. Humility is the key to overcoming fear, worry, and anxiety. Continue reading

A Conduit for Christ

Julie Ganschow

Julie Ganschow

This post addressed what is means to “be” a biblical counselor and what is required to serve in this capacity. It is not quite what you would expect! Continue reading

Glorifying God by Diving Deeper

Todd Hardin

Experienced counselors regularly encounter people who, for whatever reason, seem resistant to the counselor’s connection attempts. In these trying situations, the counselor experiences this person as a reluctant participant in the counseling process and as a result, their sessions become havens for awkward moments, “yes/but” rebuttals, and frustrations emanating from both parties. In their frustrations, counselors may be tempted to blame their parishioners for this “obvious rebellion” against the word of God. Continue reading

What I Have Learned in Biblical Counseling

Julie Ganschow

Julie Ganschow

In a little under a week we will begin our next round of training people in the practice of intensive discipleship, otherwise known as biblical counseling. This is a very exciting time for me as I see the eager faces of our students who want to soak up the truth about effective ways of helping others. I have learned so many lessons over the years of counseling and discipleship and it is really my greatest joy to pass it all on. Continue reading