Several years ago, someone told me the story of a young couple in another city. The wife, in her early 30’s, was informed that she had breast cancer. The evening before her mastectomy her husband came by her hospital room. He did not touch her. He simply said, “I cannot live with a breastless woman. I will be filing for a divorce.” When I was told this tragic story, I questioned it. My informant assured me that it was a true story.
What a contrast to my friends Jim and Jane (not their real names) who are walking through a very difficult time with Jane suffering from a malignant brain tumor. Continue reading
Over the years, I have had numerous counselees who have suffered from being sexually abused during their childhood. This is in my past as well. Understandably, the effects have been devastating. In most instances the abuse was done by someone the counselee knew and trusted. This fact adds to the hurt, pain, confusion, and feelings of betrayal. Continue reading
Cancer: A cancer diagnosis surprised BCC counselor Donna Hart, PhD. Her first question was, “What in this do You want me to learn?” The Lord’s answer: worship. Donna’s article appeared first here on her website and is used with permission. Donna also adds an update below to her cancer diagnosis. To all who prayed for her,…
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Trials get your attention. They can draw you toward toward Christ, or you may choose to runaway. What’s your usual response when a trial comes your way? This article by Lucy Ann Moll, an ACBC-certified counselor and a doctoral student, first appeared here on her website. It used used by permission. Who likes trials? Only…
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In this post, Jeff Forrey continues his investigation of how Psalm 91’s claim, “no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent” should be understood by Christians who’ve experienced a tragedy, such as an unexpected divorce or death in the family. In his last post, he noted how the Book of Psalms does not neglect the reality of trials in the lives of God’s people, and so Psalm 91:10 must be understood in this larger context. In this post, he returns to Psalm 91. Continue reading
In this post, and the next post, Jeff Forrey considers the question of how Psalm 91’s claim, “no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent” should be understood by Christians who’ve experienced a tragedy, such as an unexpected divorce or death in the family. Continue reading
According to the apostle Paul, no matter who you are or where you come from, you have always been and always will be a slave—either a slave to sin which leads to death or a slave to righteousness which leads to eternal life. Continue reading
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
Scripture unflinchingly affirms that in God’s wisdom and sovereignty, He could purposely and wisely ordain the things that we most fear. Does this thought leave you trembling or trusting? Continue reading
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