ADDICTION: Disease or Idolatry?

Addiction — is it a disease or idolatry? What is the best counseling solution? Mark Shaw, executive director of Vision of Hope, addresses these questions in this provocative article, which first appeared here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website. It is used with permission. There is a stark contrast between the underlying messages of the…


Cutting: Why You Do It, How to Stop

Cutting is a form of self-harm that, at its core, is rebellion against God. There’s hope: Jesus. Cutters are rescued in God’s kingdom! This article by pastor Pastor Deepak Reju appeared first here on Biblical Counseling Coalition’s website and is used with permission. Sally sat across from me and uttered it for the ten thousandth…


You Need Transformation NOT Recovery

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…


An Addict in Your Home!

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…

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Counseling Teen Boys Hooked On Porn

Counseling teens hooked on porn might seem difficult to do, considering he’s a teen and you’re not, and he probably doesn’t want your help. Biblical counselor Steve Hoppe shares practical help and hope for counselors who need insight on handling porn and teens. This article first appeared here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website. You peek…

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How to Overcome an Addiction

Isn’t it true some addictions look harmless? Yet anything that enslaves you harms you. Thank God, He empowers you to overcome an addiction. Hard work helps. Workaholism harms. Eating good food — satisfying. Bingeing for comfort — sad. Clothing your kids in cute outfits rocks. A shopping addiction hurts. Karrie’s story Driving her minivan to…