Helping hurting children is crucial today in the godlessness of the last days the Bible speaks of. All around our little ones are heartless, arrogant, out-of-control lovers of self, not God. They hurt children, and some of these children grow up angry, anxious, and lonely. Sherry Allchin, biblical counselor and teacher at Biblical Counseling Center,…Details
Our popular workshops reveal the heartbeat of Biblical Counseling Center: “Helping Churches Care for People.” Yes, our trained, experienced, certified biblical counselors come alongside hurting couples, men, women, teens, and children. Yes, the Counselor speaks compassionate truth to them, changing their hearts, changing their lives. Yes, chances are your pastor and leaders at your church…Details
The practical atheist. You know him. He’d the guy who says he’s a Christian but lives like God is dead. Perhaps he’s your counselee, a friend or a family member. The question is, how do you counsel a professing-Christian-practical-atheist? This guy who lists God’s attributes like a theologian–how do you counsel him? You begin by…Details
Abused women, this is the truth: Abuse IS NOT love. You are not a doormat. God Almighty has the answer to freedom, wisdom, and a better life. This post first appeared here on biblical counselor Julie Ganshow’s blog. She’s right on — many abused women I’ve counseled have struggled just as she describes. Reprinted here…Details
Former atheist Don Vos was scared, lonely, and depressed and then he found Jesus. This mini-autobiography is part of our ongoing series “A Counselee’s Story.” They’re shared by folks we’ve counseled at Biblical Counseling Center. Here’s Don. When I first walked into Biblical Counseling Center’s office, I was scared, lonely, depressed and looking for answers. I had…Details
Suicide is. . . “a sense of hopelessness or inescapability, combined with a pattern of poor coping, a limited tolerance, and a flight from help coalesce in some manner to form suicidal intent.” – Jeffery S. Black That’s a dry definition of a loss that rips out the heart of loved ones left behind, isn’t it?…Details
I and other BCC staff travel to these countries and teach in seminaries, Bible colleges and churches so that the people the students touch will have counsel from truth that sets them free. The Word of God transcends culture, and it doesn’t matter the country or the language. The Word becomes the powerful tool in their healing.
God was faithful in His provision of finances for the trip. He was faithful in giving good health even though the water and food may not have been fresh. He was faithful in giving wisdom in teaching the students. He was faithful in producing fruit in the lives of students, some of whom personally needed the truths and principles that were being taught. He was faithful in returning me to my wife, family, and ministries after many miles of travel.
The financial needs of this ministry are also great. Half of the budget must be raised through gifts from God’s people. We are not a private practice, and fees for services could never cover the cost of the people who come and cannot pay. BCC does not charge pastors and their families for counseling. International teaching that could never continue with out the generous gifts of God’s people.
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This is a story of a prodigal husband and his pregnant wife who counseled with Sherry Allchin. The husband had left “Jaye” for one of his coworkers. She was alone, hurt deeply, and angry with a baby on the way. Yet … she wouldn’t divorce. Then God did something amazing. (Here’s parts of a recent emails…Details
Marriage as an ice cream sundae? Yes, an ice cream sundae is an apt metaphor for building a delicious marriage. Snag the download here. To build a delicious marriage, you begin with a bowl. With this “spiritual” foundation, the other great stuff of marriage piles on top–first the social and intellectual aspects as you build a…Details
Saying good-bye is hard. . .so we’ll say see you later. Linda Powell is the BCC receptionist, who retires today. She truly cares, having lived terrible trials that became triumphs. . .all because of Jesus’ amazing love. This blog post gives you an insider’s view of our office and of the heart of a staffer. Linda,…Details