4 Reasons to Prayer-Walk

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PRAYER-WALK: When you prayer-walk scripture, stress lifts and your peace returns. Here’s why. Here’s how. This article by Lucy Ann Moll, D.Min. candidate, appeared first here on her website. Have you trudged through a day when everything went wrong? Maybe your computer crashed, or the pet barfed on the carpet. Perhaps you got really bad news. If you’re up to … Read More

Learning to Trust Again (after a deep hurt)

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Learning to trust again again is difficult, isn’t it? But, in God’s strength, you can trust someone who has cut you deep. In this practical article, you’ll learn three main things: Losing trust in someone is hard. Learning to trust again is possible! Developing a mindset to trust is essential. But there’s a caveat: In certain circumstances, it would not be wise … Read More

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

OCD: Biblical Help and Hope Now

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OCD. . .Can biblical counselors help people who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder? Find out as you read this article by Lucy Ann Moll, D.Min. candidate. Her article appeared first here at The Biblical Counseling Coalition and is used by permission. Glenna[i] twists a Kleenex in her hands and looks out the window of the counseling office. The Crayola-blue sky belies the … Read More

Criticism: How to Handle Criticism Wisely

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Criticism: Who likes it? Pastor and counselor Ernie Baker shares what he has learned from criticism and gives us counsel on how we can handle it. This article appeared first here on The Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. Let’s admit it—no one likes to be criticized. It causes intense internal pain. David captured the experience well: … Read More

Fortify Your Life

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Fortify your life is a cry of the Apostle Paul. Just as we need to strengthen our bodies, we also need to fortify our souls. He urges us to actively pursue righteous. Counselor Dr Donna Hart, PhD, shares encouragement as well as steps to fortify your life. Her article appeared here first on her website and is used with permission. … Read More

5 Common Marriage Counseling Mistakes

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Counselor, have you made mistakes in marriage counseling? Chances are you have! Here are five common mistakes and ideas on how to avoid them. Guest writer Winston T. Smith is a faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) and is the author of  Seminary. He has been counseling for twenty years and is the author of Marriage Matters: Extraordinary … Read More

Showing God to the Hurting

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GOD matters to the hurting, so our counselees and spritual friends must first know “Where is God?” Then they can experience his care personally. In this insightful post, Dr Donna Hart, PhD, helps counselors and spiritual friends discover how to help the hurting. Her article appeared first here and is used with permission. We who know God often wrestle with how … Read More

Counseling a Practical Atheist

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The practical atheist. You know him. He’d the guy who says he’s a Christian but lives like God is dead.  Perhaps he’s your counselee, a friend or a family member. The question is, how do you counsel a professing-Christian-practical-atheist? This guy who lists God’s attributes like a theologian–how do you counsel him? You begin by recognizing his ways. Then you … Read More