How to Listen Like a Counselor

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So you want to listen like an experienced counselor? In this post by Brad Hambrick, which appeared first here on The Biblical Counseling Coalition website, you’ll learn (or re-learn) how to listen well. Leave a comment and let us know what you think of Brad’s article. Thank you! This post makes two assumptions: (a) that counselors are good listeners, and … Read More

Help! I’m a Slave to Food (Part 2)

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Did you know overeating can dominate your life? This is part 2 of a two-part series. See Part 1 here. Counselor Paul Tautges shares parts of Shannon Kay McCoy‘s booklet, Help! I’m a Slave to Food. This helpful post first appeared here and, is used with permission. (Edited for length)   Overeating is a life-dominating sin. It has a strong influence over your life, affecting your … Read More

Determine the Solution, Change the Heart

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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, guard your heart, for everything you … Read More

BIBLE: Is It Taking a Backseat in Your Counseling?

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BIBLE: The bible in biblical counseling is foundational, isn’t it? But sometimes we counselors can put it in the backseat and de-emphasize the centrality of scripture in the counseling office. Read this thoughtful article by Stuart Scott, which appeared first here at Biblical Counseling Coalition and is used with permission. Biblical counselors would be the first to affirm that God’s … Read More

Taking Your Thoughts Captive!

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Your thoughts can start a spiral into depression–or help you out of a dark mood. This article by Joshua Waulk appeared first here at the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is used with permission. Use it to encourage your heart or to help your counselees. –Ed. “I’m stuck, and I feel like God’s nowhere to be found.” “I can’t get over … Read More

Sherry Allchin on Biblical Counseling

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Biblical Counselor Sherry Allchin, MABC, shares her story with Ellen Castillo, a Biblical Counselor and the Director of Word of Hope Ministries, Inc., on behalf of Biblical Counseling for Women. As the biblical counseling movement expands, so do the opportunities for women to serve in a variety of ways as Biblical Counselors. Sherry Allchin is one of the women chosen for … Read More

Help for Compassion Fatigue

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Compassion fatigue can tire a biblical counselor and sideline him or her. The good news is compassion fatigue is largely preventable. This article by Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, appeared first here at Biblical Counseling Coalition‘s blog and is used with permission.  During my law enforcement career, my comrades and I were repeatedly instructed to use caution when responding … Read More

Abuse: What’s a Counselor’s Duty?

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When a counselee confides abuse — physical or sexual — what should the biblical counselor do? Every secular counselor is a mandated reporter of abuse, which means they must report it to the authorities. If this applies to secular counselors, how much more it applies to biblical counselors! This article by Julie Ganschow appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling … Read More

Salvation: The Key to Counseling

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A counselee’s salvation is fundamental to effective counseling. The Holy Spirit brings about real heart change in the hurting person. Written by Ed Hines, this article was originally posted on the Faith Biblical Counseling Ministry’s blog, and is republished with permission. We understand that God, working through the Holy Spirit, is the one who brings about change in people’s hearts. (Ephesians 4:22-24]. … Read More

7 Principles to Protect a Marriage

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To protect a marriage, these seven principles are gospel-centered guides to consider. Guest blogger Jim Newheiser is the Director of the Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship, an ACBC fellow, and a pastor of Grace Bible Church in Escondido, CA. This article, “7 Gospel-Centered Principles to Protect a Marriage” first appeared here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition blog and is used with permission. … Read More