What Do Addicts Need from You?

Andy Farmer

Andy Farmer

If you have a family member or friend trapped in the throes of addiction, you know enduring pain. One of the most devastating realities of addiction is that it inflicts collateral damage on loved ones — the people trying to help the most end up being hurt the most.

Care for people struggling in addiction demands a resiliency of character and commitment that is extraordinarily difficult to sustain over time. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 018 – Steve Viars

The BCC

The BCC

Dr. Steve Viars, Pastor at Faith Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana, joins Curtis to discuss the importance and value of reaching out to our neighbors with the love of Christ ministering to them both body and soul. Dr. Viars shares how biblical counseling is an effective outreach that opened doors to other avenues of outreach through community service. Continue reading

Important Reminders for the Art of Relationship-Building

Sacha Alexandre Mendes

Sacha Alexandre Mendes

Relationships are an interesting topic. Relationships can assume several forms and degrees of closeness, due to the diversity of people, customs, and cultures. Whenever and wherever you find at least two people, you can find the beauty and the challenges of relationships. This topic deserves our attention. In fact, it is because of the commonality and the purpose of relationships that Christians should be aware of their potential dangers to be ready to enjoy their potential blessings. Continue reading

Pursue Love and Speak Prophetically

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

This past December’s BCC retreat addressed a number of provocative counseling methodology questions. As I reflected on these questions, I wondered if there was a single theme that captures what we’re after in our counseling approach. I believe 1 Corinthians 14: 1 is helpful: “Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.” Much of what we aspire to in our methodology is summed up in those two commands: “Pursue love and speak prophetically.” Continue reading

Top Ten Posts of All Time – #10

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

You may have said (or heard someone say): “I made the mistake and prayed for patience this morning and got stuck in traffic for two hours today. I learned a very valuable lesson today: never pray for patience!” That’s often the way we think about patience, but what does the Bible say about patience and impatience? Continue reading

Advent Attitude Assessments: The Love Assessment

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

In this series of blogs we have been exploring four Christian virtues associated with the Advent season: hope, peace, joy, and love. Each one of these virtues—as Christian virtues—finds their full meaning and significance in Jesus’ ministry on earth. Without them we are at a clear disadvantage in dealing with trials and in demonstrating the reality of the gospel in our lives. I will conclude the series with some reflections on love. Continue reading

What Is “Tough Love”? Part 2

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

What Is Tough Love--Part Two

You’re reading Part 2 of a two-part post by Dr. Mark Shaw on Tough Love. In Part 1, Dr. Shaw contrasted the world’s definition of “tough love” with the Word’s definition. Today in Part 2, Dr. Shaw explores the role of “tough love” in biblical counseling. Continue reading

The Man Behind the Curtain

Judy Dabler

Judy Dabler

The Man Behind the Curtain

At a time when the news and the blogosphere is filled with painful stories of church conflict, believers are not left without clear direction from Scripture. A God-honoring response will always be a loving one. Continue reading