hope

Embrace the Truth of Who God Is

When you embrace the truth of who God truly is, your burdens lift. If you choose to believe God is unjust and unloving, he’ll teach you to trust him through God-ordained trials. Today’s post is by biblical counselor Dr. Donna Hart, PhD, who works from our Arlington Heights, IL office. This article appeared first here…

Details
emotions

4 Steps to Good, Godly Emotions

Bad emotions can wreck your day, can’t they? In this brief article, you’ll learn You are not alone, Emotions — including the hard ones — assist in your sanctification. 4 steps to emotional wellness You Are Not Alone Meet a former counselee I’ll call Linda, who feels like a twisted piece of metal. Among her emotional…

Details
thoughts

Taking Your Thoughts Captive!

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…

Details
depression

4 Steps into Depression–and the Way Out!

Let me preface this article by recognizing that some forms of depression have a legitimate physical cause. These must be addressed and controlled through the advancements of medical science. Diabetes, hypothyroid, other glandular problems may be directly connected to the depression a person feels. I will let the medical doctors give help for those medical…

Details
grieve

It’s Good to Grieve

It’s good to grieve, says biblical counselor Donna Hart, PhD. She speaks candidly about death, grief, and the pressure some Christians put on the grieving. Donna’s post first appeared here on her website and is used with permission. Need help? Go to BiblicalCounselingCenter.org Death causes us to be angry because it comes into our world…

Details
shame

Shame: Is It Crouching at Your Door?

Shame says you’re worthless through and through. Christians may feel shame too. Here is counselor’s Joshua Waulk’s insightful article on shame. It appeared first here on Baylight Counseling’s website. There’s a type of sadness that often lingers in the air in many counseling sessions. It isn’t always easily identified, especially early on in a counseling relationship,…

Details
compassion-fatigue

Help for Compassion Fatigue

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…

Details