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

Stillness: A Discipline for Busy Times

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Stillness appeals to busy people like you. Yet it may sound threatening, doesn’t it? Dr. Donna Hart, PhD., a biblical counselor and speaker, shares how to incorporate this vital spiritual discipline in your life. Her article appeared first here and is used with permission. Stillness as a spiritual discipline before God can be appealing and a bit threatening. And stillness … Read More

Perfect Antidote to Stress: Healthy Escape!

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ESCAPE: Who doesn’t want to escape life’s crazy stress? Donna Hart, PhD, shares insights and practical, biblical ideas on escaping stress the better way. Here article appeared first here on her website and is used with permission. Our American culture is one that often encourages us to escape. When we feel tired and overworked can we say to ourselves, “I … 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

Book Review: How NOT to Raise an Addict

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Addict? Is your child at risK? In Mark Shaw’s booklet How Not to Raise an Addict, you learn the 5 mentalities that makes a kid susceptible to addiction. Reviewed by Ellen Castillo, whose  review appeared first here at the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Your Parenting Matters Mark Shaw has written a booklet that is excerpted from his more in-depth book Addiction Proof Parenting: … Read More

Peace to You at Christmastime!

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Blessings of peace to you from all of us at Biblical Counseling Center! We look back on 2017 with gratefulness for all the ways God brought peace and restoration to many people. God also renewed our purpose as a biblical counseling training center. This Year’s Highlights  This year we shared God’s peace as we… mobilized a team to rebuild our biblical … 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

Lonely During the Holidays? Here’s Help

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During the holidays, lonely folks are as numerous as snowflakes in a Minnesota blizzard. Still, knowing this fact doesn’t take away the emptiness, does it? So what helps? Pastor Paul Tautges shares part of the booklet Help! I’m So Lonely by biblical counselor Deborah Howard, RN, an article that appeared first here on his website. He is the editor of the … Read More

Helping an In-law Accept Your Fiance (or Spouse)

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Helping an IN-LAW: Sometimes parents have concerns about their adult child’s choice of spouse, and they need to show grace. But showing grace can be downright difficult, right? Guest writer Dr. Howard Eyrich shares the issues and solutions regarding prospective in-laws in this article. It appeared first here, on the Biblical Counseling Coaltion website and is used with permission. In … Read More