Teen Sex: Help and Hope for Parents

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TEEN SEX: The thought that your son or daughter is sexually active cuts Christian parents to the core. Biblical counselor Julie Ganschow describes the prevalence and dangers of teen sex, and she gives hope and help to parents. Her article appeared first here on The Biblical Counseling Coalition.  It is used with permission. Fourteen-year-old “Angela” (not her real name) sat in my counseling office at the … Read More

Learning to Trust Again (after a deep hurt)

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Learning to trust again again is difficult, isn’t it? But, in God’s strength, you can trust someone who has cut you deep. In this practical article, you’ll learn three main things: Losing trust in someone is hard. Learning to trust again is possible! Developing a mindset to trust is essential. But there’s a caveat: In certain circumstances, it would not be wise … Read More

Why Do We Have to Wait?

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Who likes to wait? Two weeks ago, “spring” arrived in Chicago. You can stop your laughter, tears or groaning now! And yes, snowflakes were falling multiple times in the past week. It’s pretty obvious by now that spring did not arrive on time! In our spiritual walk, things don’t often arrive in the time we desire. So often, we have … Read More

Tough Easter? Encouragment for Hurting People

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How was your Easter celebration? It’s not a positive experience for all, and the counselors at Biblical Counseling Center know it. Dr Tim Allchin, BCC director, shares three important truths about God as well as encouragement for you.  In the week after Easter, the counselors at BCC often find an interesting mix of emotions in our counseling sessions. For those … Read More

Remembering MLK at 50

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Wise Counsel from MLK Consider these powerful words from Martin Luther King (MLK) on the 50th anniversary of his death. At Biblical Counseling Center, we pause to remember and commend to you the wise counsel found in these words.  “At times we may feel that we do not need God, but on the day when the storms of disappointment rage, … 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

How to Listen Like a Counselor

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So you want to listen like an experienced counselor? In this post by Brad Hambrick, which appeared first here on The Biblical Counseling Coalition website, you’ll learn (or re-learn) how to listen well. Leave a comment and let us know what you think of Brad’s article. Thank you! This post makes two assumptions: (a) that counselors are good listeners, and … Read More

Stillness: A Discipline for Busy Times

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Stillness appeals to busy people like you. Yet it may sound threatening, doesn’t it? Dr. Donna Hart, PhD., a biblical counselor and speaker, shares how to incorporate this vital spiritual discipline in your life. Her article appeared first here and is used with permission. Stillness as a spiritual discipline before God can be appealing and a bit threatening. And stillness … Read More

People in Ministry Need Counseling Too

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People in ministry need counseling too, but some are reluctant to get it. There’s a stigma. Here’s biblical encouragement for your pastor, pastor’s wife, and anyone in ministry. By guest writer Eliza Huie. “Is there a back door?” The question was not only unexpected but also a bit bewildering. The caller was confirming her counseling appointment and wondered if there … Read More