a practical atheist

Counseling a Practical Atheist

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. So how do you counsel him? You…

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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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biblical counseling

Biblical Counseling: What Makes It BIBLICAL?

Biblical Counseling: What makes it biblical? In this guest article written by Robert “Bob” Kellemen–counselor, professor, author, conference speaker, and pastor–he answers this question in light of a recent article in The Gospel Coalition, making comparisons to biblical preaching. My friend, David Murray, wrote a piece for The Gospel Coalition in 2012 that was recently…

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perfect love

Encountering Perfect Love

PERFECT LOVE: God wants you to surrender your heart to God every day. Will you? Counselor Donna Hart, PhD, shares her insight on spirtual transformation and Perfect Love. Her article appeared first here on her website and is used with permission. Have you sung the words to the hymn “Trust and Obey”? Many of us…

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knowing God’s will

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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waiting

Sick of Waiting? What to Do Now

It’s easy to become sick of waiting! Guest writer and biblical counselor Hayley Satrom gives encouragement for those times when waiting becomes unbearable. This article first appeared at Biblical Counseling Coalition’s website and is used here with permission.  A wife waits for her failing marriage to improve. The unemployed father waits for a decent-paying job.…

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depression

Got Depression? Take Every Thought Captive!

Taking every thought captive moves a counselee toward hope, especially while facing depression. Today’s guest blogger is Joshua Waulk, the Founder and Executive Director of Baylight Counseling, a nonprofit biblical counseling ministry in Clearwater, Florida.  “I’m stuck, and I feel like God’s nowhere to be found.” “I can’t get over how they treated me—like I’m something…

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