Our Bullet-Proof Vest

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

People who don’t understand and put on the breastplate of righteousness are susceptible to defeated discouragement, self-confident pride, or careless presumption. All three create serious spiritual and counseling problems. Helping counselees “put on” this piece of armor is the gospel remedy for these problems. Continue reading

Counseling in a War Zone

Jeremy Lelek

Jeremy Lelek

What is your mentality when you sit down to counsel someone? Do you seek to be kind, loving, compassionate, merciful, quick to confront, ready to offer solutions, or eager to give the answers you know are in the Bible? Do you place pressure on yourself to have it all figured out within an hour so you will appear to know what you are doing? What tends to consume your thinking when you enter the counseling context? Has it ever occurred to you that when you counsel you enter one of the most rabid war zones in the human experience? Continue reading

The Fight Is On! Am I Ready?

Karen Gaul

The Fight Is On! Am I Ready?

We take life so lightly that when trouble comes we duck and run or hide or our reactions are so out of character for a Christ follower it would almost seem we were on the wrong side. We often live as though we have no arsenal at our disposal. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's 5 To Live By

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

Uprooting Conflict At the Heart

Shannon Kay McCoy

Shannon Kay McCoy

We spend a lot of our time and energy trying to avoid conflict, only to find out that conflict resides within us. We want to please God, but find ourselves falling into the same sins again and again. But there is hope! Continue reading