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Determine the Solution, Change the Heart

To help a struggling person, determine the solution to their problem and use the Word to transform the heart. The solution to a problem isn’t focused on improving feelings or changing behavior or investigating one’s personal convictions on life. Rather, biblical counseling is about transforming one’s heart. The heart is the bulls-eye. Above all else,…

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Help for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Victims of childhood sexual abuse deserve the Church’s loving attention, don’t they? In this encouraging and practical post, guest blogger Joshua Waulk of Bayside Counseling in Florida tackles an important topic. It first appeared here at his website and is used with permission. “We will remember that God waits while we learn.” Diane Langberg, PhD Those words…

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IDENTITY: Who Am I. . .Really?

IDENTITY: Who am I? What role does this question have in counseling? Guest writer Pat Quinn explores the topic of identity and its role in counseling. This article first appeared here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. An Identity Vignette Our sense of identity is a bit like the old adage,…

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LIAR! 12 Reasons God Hates Lying

Lying: God hates it, and don’t you? But God loves truth-tellers. He is truth! In this brief article, pastor-counselor Paul Tautges shares a dozen reason God hates lying with ample scripture. What would you add to the list? His article appeared first here and is used with permission.   Deception, in one form or another,…

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domestic abuse

Domestic Abuse: How to Counsel Victims

DOMESTIC ABUSE: Here’s wisdom on counseling victims. Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, says domestic abuse, in all forms, is anti-gospel and anti-Christ. His article appeared first here and is used with permission. Domestic abuse, in all forms, represents a gross departure from how Scripture portrays biblical marriage, including the example of self-sacrificial…

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5 Reasons God Prunes Us

God prunes believers. Sounds painful, right? In his wisdom and love, He prunes us to restore us. In this article, guest writer Pastor Paul Tautges lists 5 reasons for pruning. His article appeared first here at his website and is used with permission. According to John 15:1-8, our interpretation of the sanctifying work that God…

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Reading Scripture to Change Your Life

Scripture is a life-changing love letter. Counselor Donna Hart, PhD, experiences this personally as she reads the Bible for understanding and transformation. Do you desire life transformation too? Donna’s article appeared first here on her website and is used with permission. A while back, I attended a women’s theology conference where Ruth Haley Barton spoke of…

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