Shame: How to Rid the Dirt!

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Shame is very real. It is a deep sense that you are unacceptable because of something you did, something done to you, or something associated with you. In this article by Dr. Donna Hart, PhD, you’ll discover the imacts, causes, and effects of shame. Plus, learn steps to freedom! Donna’s article appeared first here on her website and is used … Read More

3 Ways NOT to Handle Problems

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Everyone has problems. The question is, what’s the best way to solve them? In this short article, you’ll meet Emma and learn three solutions to problems that fail: “It’s not important” Giving up Going half-way Nervously, Emma looked down at her hands, one clutching the other. I asked her what she desired most of all. She met my eyes and words rushed out. … Read More

Putting Your Past in Its Place

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Discerning the truth about a person’s past helps counselors guide the suffering in their steps toward hope and healing. This article by Pastor Steve Viars appeared first here on Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. Suffering or sinning? One of the many encouraging trends in the biblical counseling movement is an increased emphasis on the place of suffering … Read More

Laugh: It’s Good for Your Soul

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Laugh your head off! It’s good for your soul! Have you seen a hilarious YouTube video and laughed so hard you cried? The other day my teenage son sprawled on the couch in the loft and was laughing so hard that I had to find out why. John was watching the television show “Impractical Jokers” and saw Joe pull a … Read More

Meeting Needs in Marriage

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Meeting needs in marriage — what is the biblical response? If you or a family member has marital struggles, we hope this article points you in the wise direction. By counselor Julie Ganschow, the article first appeared here on her website and is used with permission. As biblical counselors, we spend considerable time teaching our counselees new things about marriage. Most couples have … Read More

Feel Worthless? Reject the Lies You Believe!

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Have you believed the lie “I’m worthless”? Many people have! They feel like pond scum!  In this article, you’ll discover: Why you feel worthless. How to overcome the worthless trap. Am I Worthless? People who feel inferior often wonder if there’s something terribly wrong with them–and with God. Did you know that what you believe about God affects what you believe … Read More

Helping Single Parents When Life’s Hard

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Single parents face struggles and joys. In this article that appeared first here, Donna Hart, PhD provides encouragement to single parents facing the empty nest years. Her Number One recommendation: prayer. Donna’s article is used with permission. A leader of a ministry to single parents since 2003, I have experienced joy. . .to love, serve, and make them a part of … Read More

Gratefulness: Choosing Gratitude Every Day

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Gratefulness. Wouldn’t you like to become grateful. . .today and every day? Ponder this thought inspired by a TED talk. . . . . .Is today just another day? No, it’s not just another day. It’s the only today you will ever have. It’s a gift. What will you do with this gift? This gift of today. The only appropriate response is … Read More

Generosity: An Amazing, Healing Power

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Generosity. . .is an amazing, healing power. When you are generous — or someone shares with you — don’t up feel uplifted? Energized? Joyful? This article by counselor Lucy Ann Moll, which appeared first here on her website, shares an uplifting story of generosity. Has a friend generously listened to you lately? Or given you a helping hand? Have you reached out … Read More

Helping People Who Resist Counsel (part 2)

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How do you help people who resist biblical counsel, even though they need it? In part 2 of a two-part series, biblical counselor and a former BCC staffer Jeff Forrey tackles this problem. Jeff’s article appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission.  Misunderstands Spiritual Growth Some hurting people might resist biblical counsel because they have … Read More