Hurt by Someone in Authority?

Authority figures–whether fathers, husbands, church elders, government leaders, or employers–influence women’s lives. How we women respond to them reveals our hearts. This article by counselor Julie Ganschow appeared first here on her website and is used with permission.  When Authority Figures Disappoint Us As Christian women, we function in a world that is watching to see…

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Pride Still Matters in Ministry

Andy Farmer

Andy Farmer

I just came back from a week of teaching biblical counseling to a group of pastors-in-training. Some are church planters; some will be serving as staff pastors; some are awaiting assignment. It was a privilege and joy to work with them on both the theology and the practical ministry of biblical counseling, and they were eager and grateful for the training. There are times when ministry is really fulfilling, and this was one of those times. Continue reading

Laying the Gospel over a Controlling Heart

Lee Lewis

Lee Lewis

Pride in the human heart longs for control, and there are many expressions of that control. In its essence the controlling heart says, “I know better than God.” Christians spend a lot of time looking for new and clever ways to deal with control when the gospel perfectly speaks to this issue. In this short piece I want to briefly look at several manifestations of a controlling heart and how to lay the truths of the gospel over that foolish desire for control. Continue reading

Failure in the Counseling Room, Part 1

Anonymous

It’s an uncomfortable topic, but one I think about regularly: my shortcomings and limitations in the counseling room. The context for seeing one’s shortcomings in the counseling room may vary from counselor to counselor, but three common themes seem to regularly recycle in conversations with other counselors. Continue reading

Learning from King David’s Failure

We were shocked last week when we heard that Charles had been caught in a pattern of adultery and deceit and had been removed from office. How could such a thing happen to a man who seemed to have it all together, who had successfully passed through the temptations of his younger years, who seemed to have everything a minister could want? Does this mean that his entire ministry had been a lie? Are the books, articles and tapes he produced worthless? Or did something happen to take a man who had been qualified and used of God and ruin him? Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's Five To Live By 2012

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

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top five biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Counsel True to Your Convictions David Powlison shares a long … Continue reading