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
Moms, this is a story of becoming a godly mother, married or single, in hard times and good times. Listen to Sherry Allchin’s story and her insights on the power, picture, and pattern of a mom who loves Jesus. She is a biblical counselor and teacher at Biblical Counseling Center, founded in 1989 by her…Details
Psychiatric medicine–It’s a red-hot-button topic among some Christians. We at Biblical Counseling Center always encourage biblical counselors to cooperate with prescribing physicians and to defer to doctors’ directions for taking medicines and weening off medicines. At our training seminars and in our workshops, we stress that every individual has a story that God cares deeply…Details
Is your husband addicted to porn? You are not alone. In the last days, perilous times shall come. Men…shall be lovers of their own selves….” 2 Timothy 3:1-5, ESV Pornography—it’s readily available everywhere from sex flicks to websites and online chat rooms, and as easy as “sexting” pictures of self to others. The format matters little;…Details
A dad find peace after something horrible happens to his daughter. In our ongoing series “A Counselee’s Story” you meet men and women just like you facing pain and getting help. Have you read the story of the troubled marriage restored? These are men and women we’ve counseled and who have found peace and hope…Details
God call you to counsel other Christians. Did you know this? Does it surprise you or scare you? You may think, it’s best to heed the old saying: Don’t stick your nose in others’ business. In most circumstances and relationships, these are wise words to follow. After all, the private part of our lives needs…Details