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Determine the Solution, Change the Heart

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,…

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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…

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9 Parenting Pressures to Pop!

Parenting today is a pressure cooker. In and out of the church, you can count at least 9 parenting pressures. If you’re feeling them, you are not alone. Here’s part one of a two-part series by guest blogger Sarah Walton, a stay at home mom with four kids under the age of 8. This article appeared…

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LIAR! 12 Reasons God Hates Lying

Lying: God hates it, and don’t you? But God loves truth-tellers. He is truth! In this brief article, pastor-counselor Paul Tautges shares a dozen reason God hates lying with ample scripture. What would you add to the list? His article appeared first here and is used with permission.   Deception, in one form or another,…

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5 Reasons God Prunes Us

God prunes believers. Sounds painful, right? In his wisdom and love, He prunes us to restore us. In this article, guest writer Pastor Paul Tautges lists 5 reasons for pruning. His article appeared first here at his website and is used with permission. According to John 15:1-8, our interpretation of the sanctifying work that God…

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Reading Scripture to Change Your Life

Scripture is a life-changing love letter. Counselor Donna Hart, PhD, experiences this personally as she reads the Bible for understanding and transformation. Do you desire life transformation too? Donna’s article appeared first here on her website and is used with permission. A while back, I attended a women’s theology conference where Ruth Haley Barton spoke of…

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The Real Root of Sexual Sin?

Do you know the real root of sexual sin? In this provocative article, Jon Bloom, whose article first appeared here on the Desiring God website, shares that the root of sexual sin is pride, and the most powerful weapon is. . .humility. The most powerful weapon against sexual impurity is humility. Patterns of sinful thought and behavior…

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