Loving God and Others with First Person Pronouns

Bill Smith

Loving God and Others with First Person Pronouns

When we use first person pronouns they should lead to honoring Christ and others rather than call attention to ourselves. Sadly, too often we become the center of our own stories, and even sadder, we are often times unaware that we are doing so. There are questions we can ask that help us become more aware so that we can serve others as we share our lives with them. Continue reading

Compatibility Is Not God’s Highest Value

Bill Smith

Compatibility Is Not God’s Highest Value

Jesus brings people together in groups who have little in common with each other in order to build and strengthen His Church down through the ages. We now have the privilege of learning to value the people He puts us with who we struggle to like. Continue reading

Two Wings to Soar in Grief

Sue Nicewander

Grief Series - Two Wings to Soar in Grief

Melissa humbles me. She exudes gratitude with tubes coming out of her arms, a mask over her face, and a serious bout with influenza on top of her double-hit lymphoma. I found Melissa’s blog during a seven-month period that bore nine funerals along with a lengthy personal crisis and two challenging discipleship relationships. I would read Melissa’s blog and marvel at her joy as my trial dragged on. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

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

Like Mother, Like Father

Hayley Satrom

Hayley Satrom

God’s attention to His children is stronger than that of a mother to her infant child. As a new mother, I can tell you that that might be the highest level of attention imaginable! Continue reading

I’m Certified, Now What?

Julie Ganschow

Julie Ganschow

The modern biblical counseling movement began as a pastoral ministry and has in recent years embraced women counseling women. Not every church will allow women to counsel or disciple, and some women wonder what value there is in pursuing certification. This post outlines possible ways women can use their biblical counseling certification inside and outside the church. Continue reading

A New Breed: Pastors Who Love Counseling?

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju

BCC Staff Note: You’re reading Part 5 of a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on Biblical Counseling in the Local Church. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. We asked a number of experienced biblical counselors … Continue reading