Thoughts for Young Counselors

Nate Brooks

Nate Brooks

Many of us who counsel do not have the advantage of chronology. In the shape of God’s ideal design, grey hair and wisdom run on parallel tracks (Prov. 16:31). There are times, however, that we find ourselves counseling individuals who far outrank us in terms of years lived, anniversaries celebrated, and children raised. Continue reading

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Joe Keller

Joe Keller

The university years are filled with potential and opportunity. Students are exploring the realities of their identity in Christ beyond their parents’ instruction. There’re not playing with Monopoly money anymore, the training wheels are off, and they know it. These are the days that shape a trajectory for the rest of their lives. At times life can become overwhelming. What major should I choose? Should I take out more student loans? Should I go overseas this summer? Should I get married? What if I don’t get married? Should I create a startup company and surf every day for the rest of my life? Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 003 – John and Janie Street

The BCC

The BCC

In this episode of 15:14 Curtis interviews Dr. John Street & Mrs. Janie Street about life, ministry and their recent book The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women. Dr. Street also offers wisdom from his decades of biblical counseling ministry to those who are just getting started. Continue reading

Using Wisdom to Prevent Regret

Jeff Forrey

Jeff Forrey

Robert and Alice met through an online dating service. He lives in Minnesota, and she lives in Alabama. Alice’s husband divorced her seven years ago, saying they had grown apart and their lives were on two different paths (he was not a Christian). Robert’s wife was killed in a traffic accident two years ago. Both are committed Christians, active in their respective churches. After a year of weekly emails and phone calls, Robert visited her twice, and Alice visited him once. Two and a half years passed with this pattern of communication between them. Continue reading

Pre-Premarital Counseling

Ernie Baker

Ernie Baker

In this post and the next, we introduce you to a new resource by Dr. Ernie Baker. In his book Marry Wisely, Marry Well, he guides readers through the “minefield” of establishing a firm—a biblical—foundation for eventually getting married. As one reviewer insightful put it, this book is not merely “premarital counseling”; it is “pre-premarital counseling.” We hope you are encouraged by these recommendations and the YouTube clip by Ernie to check out this resource. Continue reading

Wisdom for the Young (Part Two)

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Young adults are often concerned about their future direction and anxious about making the right decisions. We have the privilege and responsibility to walk with them, support them, and to help them to understand what God’s will for their lives looks like. Godly counsel to the young includes helping them set the right goal for their lives and pointing them to the way of wisdom. Continue reading