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

Reaching a Child’s Heart for Christ

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Reaching a child’s heart for Christ is something every Christian parent desires, right? This honest post by guest writer Barbara Reaoch appeared first here on Revive Our Hearts and is used by permission. When I was asked to lead the Children’s Division at Bible Study Fellowship, I knew it was a great privilege. But how naïve and prideful I was to think my experience … Read More

Anger! A Small Book About a BIG Problem

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Peace is a hot commodity today. We all want it in our anger-infused, Twitter-bombed world. But how? Biblical counselor and psychologist Ed Welch offers hope for change for people who struggle with irritation and want peace. Really, who likes anger? And as Welch sound-bites: To be angry is to destroy.  The 50 short meditations in A Small Book About a Big Problem: Meditations on … 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

Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Book Review

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The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience is a treasured tool I very highly recommend and use regularly in counseling. If you’re a counselor, you’ll appreciate this tool to help your counselees. If you’re not a counselor, but want to understand why you feel, and say, and do, the way you do, then this book is … Read More

Self-Care: Heart Checkup for Your Soul (part 1)

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SELF-CARE: For the best self-care, biblically examine yourself (Matthew 7:1-5), beginning with a heart checkup. In part one of this 3-part series, you’ll discover… Why you may bristle at the word “self-care.” A definition of heart checkup. Self-care may sound…extravagant, even selfish. But for some of up — my old me! — I didn’t think I deserved self-care. Then I … Read More

Meeting Needs in Marriage

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Meeting needs in marriage — what is the biblical response? If you or a family member has marital struggles, we hope this article points you in the wise direction. By counselor Julie Ganschow, the article first appeared here on her website and is used with permission. As biblical counselors, we spend considerable time teaching our counselees new things about marriage. Most couples have … Read More

“I’m Sorry” Versus True Repentance

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What’s the difference between saying “I’m sorry” and true repentance? Does this difference matter? This article by Lucy Ann Moll, who counsels out of our Winfield office and by Skype, first appeared here and is used with permisison.   When you hurt someone’s feelings, is it enough to say “I’m sorry”? Or do these words fall flat when spoken without godly … 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

Fixing Problems Begins with YOU!

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Fixing problems begins with the counselee — not circumstances, not the other person. Guest writer Julie Ganschow, director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center, shares how she helps counselees fix problems and experience spiritual growth. This article appeared first here on Julie’s blog and is used with permission. I have noticed that when people come for help for their problems, they … Read More