10 Principles for Marriage & Marriage Counseling

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10 Principles for marriage helps couples know what a God-honoring marriage looks like. Biblical counselor Bob Kellemen also includes a link to a one-page PDF document for you to use in your own marriage and with the couples you counsel. These 10 principles for marriage appeared first here on Bob’s website and is used with permission. Gospel-Centered Marriages I’ve done a … Read More

Counseling Childhood Sexual Abuse

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Childhood sexual abuse is alarmingly common.  And counseling people who’ve endured childhood sexual abuse is difficult for any counselor. In this article by Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, you’ll learn the importance of patience in the counseling process. You’ll also see why the church must get involved.  “We will remember that God waits while we learn.” Diane Langberg, PhD, author of … Read More

Who’s the Real Problem in My Marriage? Me!

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Who’s at fault in my marriage? It’s me. Pastor-counselor Bob Kellemen shares insights for marriage from one of his favorite mariage books. It appeared first here on Bob’s website and is used with permission. (Edited for space. -Ed.) What Causes Marriage Fights and Quarrels? My wife, Shirley, and I are watching a Paul David Tripp marriage seminar video series based … Read More

3 Premarital Pitfalls for Engaged Couples

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Engaged couples (and their loved ones), please pay attention for the common premarital pitfalls. Address them before you marry. This article by biblical counselor Eliza Jane Huie appeared first here on The Biblical Counseling Coalition and is used by permission. As a marriage counselor, I have seen my share of troubled marriages. While each marital crisis is unique, one thing … Read More

Rest: Too Busy NOT to Rest!

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Rest.Would you love to rest like Jesus? Eliza Jane Huie shares practical insights to enjoy the guilt-free rest you need Her article appeared first on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. If sleep were a spiritual gift, then my husband has it. Not only does he have the amazing ability to take cat naps just about anywhere he … Read More

Criticism: How to Handle Criticism Wisely

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Criticism: Who likes it? Pastor and counselor Ernie Baker shares what he has learned from criticism and gives us counsel on how we can handle it. This article appeared first here on The Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. Let’s admit it—no one likes to be criticized. It causes intense internal pain. David captured the experience well: … Read More

Helping Adoptive Parents Attach to Their Children

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Adoptive parents need encouragement in their task of attachment to their kids in their new forever families. Guest writer and adoptive dad Joshua Waulk shares his insights in this article. It appeared first here and is used with permission. Children who come from hard places need continual and sustained signs of their security and place in a world that threatened … Read More

Guilt Versus Guilt!

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GUILT: All of it is not the same. Biblical counselor, professor, and author Robert Jones helps us understanding the differences and why it matters. His article appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is used with permission. Skilled cardiologists make sharp distinctions in diagnosing a possible wide spectrum of heart problems. Skilled counselors as soul physicians must do … Read More

5 Counseling Goals for Session One

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Counseling goals: Effective biblical counseling begins with counseling goals for the very first session. Biblical counselor, professor, and author Robert Jones shares his approach to beginning biblical counseling. His article appeared first here at the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. Effective biblical counseling begins with a successful first session, and a successful first session requires clear goals. What should … Read More

5 Common Marriage Counseling Mistakes

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Counselor, have you made mistakes in marriage counseling? Chances are you have! Here are five common mistakes and ideas on how to avoid them. Guest writer Winston T. Smith is a faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) and is the author of  Seminary. He has been counseling for twenty years and is the author of Marriage Matters: Extraordinary … Read More