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

Perfect Antidote to Stress: Healthy Escape!

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ESCAPE: Who doesn’t want to escape life’s crazy stress? Donna Hart, PhD, shares insights and practical, biblical ideas on escaping stress the better way. Here article appeared first here on her website and is used with permission. Our American culture is one that often encourages us to escape. When we feel tired and overworked can we say to ourselves, “I … 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

Fortify Your Life

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Fortify your life is a cry of the Apostle Paul. Just as we need to strengthen our bodies, we also need to fortify our souls. He urges us to actively pursue righteous. Counselor Dr Donna Hart, PhD, shares encouragement as well as steps to fortify your life. Her article appeared here first on her website and is used with permission. … 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

Bad Health? It’s Hard But There’s Hope!

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BAD HEALTH? Whether you or a loved one has bad health, doubts and worries may rush in and twirl you like carnival ride. You may ask yourself: “What did I do to deserve this?” “Will I (or my friend) ever get better?” “Where’s God? How come he’s not helping?” You may also experience anger, despair, and fear. Anger over waiting. Despair over pain. And … Read More