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Healing for Your Holidays

Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are supposed to be happy, right? Already stores have Christmas displays, and shoppers are filling their grocery carts with turkeys. But often the holidays bring on feelings like stress, anxiety, and depression. Guest blogger Dr. Bob Kellemen brings comfort. whether your holidays are enjoyable or a downer. He also offers a…

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Counsel for New Counselors

What counsel would I give new counselors? As I pondered the topic of counsel for new counselors, I asked myself, “What is the most important piece of advice I could give?” The immediate answer that came to mind: “Point them toward Christ and His Word that they may point their counselees toward Christ and His…

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2 Keys to Knowing God’s Will

What Christian counselee doesn’t want to know God’s will for his life? Guest writer Jared Hendricks, the Campus Pastor of The Orchard‘s Marengo, IL campus, shares two keys to knowing God’s will for your life, based on Matthew 6. This article appeared first on Unlocking the Bible and is used here with permission. –Ed. Many…

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Keys to Victory over Anxiety

Want victory over anxiety? These keys to victory help those who fear and worry. This is the second of a three-part series on finding God’s solutions to ungodly fear. Read the first post here. Biblical counselors Sherry Allchin and Lucy Ann Moll wrote this series. Philippians is a great book to show us how to confidently…

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4 Skills Every Christian Needs

Every Christian needs these 4 skills: effective prayer, truth application, listening, and wise patience. Which skills can you help others learn? In which do you need help. Guest writer Matt Mitchell, a pastor and author of Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue (CLC Publications, 2013), also blogs at “Hot Orthodoxy.” This article…

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Do Children Run Your Home?

When children rule, a home becomes chaotic. Boundaries give freedom to mature within the parameters of God’s moral laws and parental efficiency rules. Children need freedom to be kids, to learn and explore, to have fun. But they also need rules to guide them into productivity and maturity. God gave Adam and Eve only one…

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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…

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