NOT Selfish: Love Marker #5

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Are you selfish in your marriage? Are you selfish in the Church? Do you think needs and desires matter most? If you and I are honest, we’ll admit to selfishness. Awfully humbling, isn’t it? The following list of 7 signs of a selfish spouse will direct you toward the unselfish life God desires. Based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, these love … Read More

NOT Proud: Love Marker 4

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NOT Proud: This is love marker 4 in our Summer Love series! Based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, these love markers describe true love in the Church and also between spouses. Read “Patience: Love Marker 1” and “Kindness: Love Marker 2” and NOT Jealous: Love Marker 3. Do you want to grow in your marriage? Enjoy these blog posts by guest author Pastor Matthew … Read More

NOT Jealous: Love Marker 3

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NOT Jealous: This is love marker 3 in our Summer Love series! Based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, these love markers describe true love in the Church and also between spouses. Read “Patience: Love Marker 1” and “Kindness: Love Marker 2.” Do you want to grow in your marriage? Enjoy these blog posts by guest author Pastor Matthew Black of Living Hope Church … Read More

Kindness: Love Marker 2

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Welcome to our Summer Love series, opening with our second love marker: kindness. Read “Patience: Love Marker 1.” Next week you’ll hear two NOT-love markers — jealousy and arrogance! Please subscribe to our blog so you get every post in the Summer Love series. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or … Read More

Cutting: Why You Do It, How to Stop

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Cutting is a form of self-harm that, at its core, is rebellion against God. There’s hope: Jesus. Cutters are rescued in God’s kingdom! This article by pastor Pastor Deepak Reju appeared first here on Biblical Counseling Coalition’s website and is used with permission. Sally sat across from me and uttered it for the ten thousandth time, “I hate myself.” Though … Read More

Help for Compassion Fatigue

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Compassion fatigue can tire a biblical counselor and sideline him or her. The good news is compassion fatigue is largely preventable. This article by Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, appeared first here at Biblical Counseling Coalition‘s blog and is used with permission.  During my law enforcement career, my comrades and I were repeatedly instructed to use caution when responding … Read More

Abuse: What’s a Counselor’s Duty?

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When a counselee confides abuse — physical or sexual — what should the biblical counselor do? Every secular counselor is a mandated reporter of abuse, which means they must report it to the authorities. If this applies to secular counselors, how much more it applies to biblical counselors! This article by Julie Ganschow appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling … Read More

Salvation: The Key to Counseling

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A counselee’s salvation is fundamental to effective counseling. The Holy Spirit brings about real heart change in the hurting person. Written by Ed Hines, this article was originally posted on the Faith Biblical Counseling Ministry’s blog, and is republished with permission. We understand that God, working through the Holy Spirit, is the one who brings about change in people’s hearts. (Ephesians 4:22-24]. … Read More

Be the Parent!

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A parent may think, “It’s so much easier to be their friend than the parent!” Friendship will come in time, but for now, BE THE PARENT! God will help you because it follows His design for your children’s maturity. Children are to obey their parents, and we parents like that command! But what about the part that requires a parent to … Read More