BOOK REVIEW: Descriptions and Prescriptions

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Psychiatric labeling and medicine: Doesn’t the average biblical counselor need a better understanding of medical matters? In his book Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnosis & Medications, author Mike Emlet encourages a balanced, “just right” approach. This book review by Nate Brooks appeared first here on The Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. (Edited for … Read More

Helping an In-law Accept Your Fiance (or Spouse)

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Helping an IN-LAW: Sometimes parents have concerns about their adult child’s choice of spouse, and they need to show grace. But showing grace can be downright difficult, right? Guest writer Dr. Howard Eyrich shares the issues and solutions regarding prospective in-laws in this article. It appeared first here, on the Biblical Counseling Coaltion website and is used with permission. In … Read More

Podcast: Dr Tim Allchin on 15:14

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A PODCAST FOR YOU: Our very own Dr Timothy Allchin, D.Min. spoke on the Biblical Counseling Coalitions’s podcast on Saturday. The Coalition names the podcast “15:14” after Romans 15:14 and spotlights leaders in biblical counseling. I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another. In this podcast, … Read More

IDENTITY: Who Am I. . .Really?

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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, “Women (or men); can’t live … Read More

ADDICTION: Disease or Idolatry?

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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 different approaches used by addiction … Read More

9 Questions to Discovering Your God-Given Design

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To help you determine your God-given design, work through these nine questions. Brad Hambrick — Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church in Durham, NC — developed these questions that appeared first here on Biblical Counseling Coalition website. Used with permission. If the law of God can be summarized in a positive command, then we consider how to “run to” God … Read More

Gluttony: Gospel Truth for Comfort Eaters

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Gluttony — who wants to talk about it? It’s not a “bad” sin, right? But what does a struggle with food reveal about your heart, the inner you? A thought-provoking and compassionate article by Brad Hambrick which appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website. Used with permission. Are we really going to talk about gluttony at this time … Read More

Helping People Who Resist Counsel (part 1)

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Why do some people resist biblical counsel, even though they need it? Biblical counselor and a former BCC staffer Jeff Forrey tackles this problem. Here’s part one of a two-part series. Jeff’s article appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission.  If you’ve been in ministry for a while, I’m sure you’ve encountered hurting … Read More

Overcoming ‘Killer’ Control

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Has a desire to control infested your heart? How to “kill” your longing to control. Guest writer Lee Lewis looks at the expression of control and shares truths to overcome control with the gospel. His article appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition blog and is used with permission. Pride in the human heart longs for control, and there … Read More

Lord, Help Me Rest

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Rest. Would you love to rest like Jesus? In this post, today’s guest blogger shares practical insights to enjoy the guilt-free rest you need. (“Rest” by Eliza Jane Huie originally appeared 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 … Read More