Follow Your Faith or Your Feelings?

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Faith: Should you trust God even when you don’t feel like it? Would it hurt to follow your feelings? Guest writer Kelly Needham considers these questions in her article which appeared first at ReviveOurHearts.com and is used with permission.  Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Heb. 11:1). If I could be so bold, here’s … Read More

You Need Transformation NOT Recovery

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Transformation: To please God you need heart transformation. Recovery doesn’t work for the long haul. Here’s how to transform! This article by Dr. Donna Hart, PhD, appeared first on her website and is used with permission.  In our culture today, nearly every common behavioral problem is seen as a disorder or disease. It could include things like overeating, excessive spending, … Read More

Shame: What It Is, How to Heal

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Shame feels. . .awful. It says, “I’m unpresentable.” Donna Hart, PhD, who works in BCC’s Arlington Heights and Schaumburg offices, shares what it is and how to heal through God’s loving power. This article appeared first on Donna’s website and is used with permission. Shame has a long history. It starts right at the beginning of Genesis 3:6-10, where we … Read More

Running on the Narrow Road

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Running on the narrow road helps you avoid the ditches of legalism and license — two problems that can lead to problems your counselees may have. This article by biblical counselor Joshua Waulk, the director of Baylight Counseling in Tampa, Florida, first appeared here on his website and is used with permission. Unless you’re a Navy Seal or a Tough … Read More

Is Mother’s Day Hard for You?

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Mother’s Day is this weekend, and while celebratory for many, it can be a terribly lonely day for us whose moms have died or who connect it with another deep hurt. Written by BCC biblical counselor Lucy Ann Moll, this article first appeared here on her website and is used with permission.  Is Mother’s Day hard for you? It is … Read More

An Addict in Your Home!

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Do you love an addict who lives at home? Are you counseling an addict? Biblical counselor Julie Ganschow, director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center in Kansas City, MO, shares this thoughtful and encouraging article that appeared first on her website. It is used with permission. When you learn your loved one is an addict, it rocks your world. The first … Read More

Pain: Helping People Persevere

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Pain of every kind hurts: physical, emotional, spiritual . Your response to pain can spiral from discouragement to depression. Or, you can let pain teach to persevere and become more like Christ. Hurrying to answer her phone for a Skype appointment, Cheri accidentally slammed her toe into a Little People garage toy and lost her balance as she reached for … Read More

Blood of Jesus: So What?

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The blood of Jesus has 6 extraordinary meanings for Christians in need of counseling. Guest writer Kevin Halloran serves with Leadership Resources International. This article first appeared here on Unlocking the Bible and is used with permission. French philosopher Voltaire and American President John Adams are famous for their criticisms of Christianity because they thought it was a “bloody religion,” with … Read More

Why ‘Stop It’ Doesn’t Work

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‘Stop it’ is a poor counseling method. Only Jesus Christ can truly change hearts and lives. Here’s the better way, says guest writer and biblical counselor Julie Ganschow, whose article appeared here on her website and is used with permission. She also addresses the women and the word. Julie is the director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center in Kansas City, … Read More