Counseling Childhood Sexual Abuse

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Childhood sexual abuse is alarmingly common.  And counseling people who’ve endured childhood sexual abuse is difficult for any counselor. In this article by Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, you’ll learn the importance of patience in the counseling process. You’ll also see why the church must get involved.  “We will remember that God waits while we learn.” Diane Langberg, PhD, author of … Read More

Helping Adoptive Parents Attach to Their Children

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Adoptive parents need encouragement in their task of attachment to their kids in their new forever families. Guest writer and adoptive dad Joshua Waulk shares his insights in this article. It appeared first here and is used with permission. Children who come from hard places need continual and sustained signs of their security and place in a world that threatened … Read More

Finding Hope in Gospel-Centered Counseling

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People seeking help desire hope. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Today’s guest blogger is Joshua Waulk, founder of Baylight Counseling in Clearwater, Florida. In my years of work as both a police officer, and now a biblical counselor, I have found that one common thread running through most, if not all interactions with people seeking help is their desire for hope. … Read More

Got Depression? Take Every Thought Captive!

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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 less than human.” “There’s no … Read More

Help for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

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Victims of childhood sexual abuse deserve the Church’s loving attention, don’t they? In this encouraging and practical post, guest blogger Joshua Waulk of Bayside Counseling in Florida tackles an important topic. It first appeared here at his website and is used with permission. “We will remember that God waits while we learn.” Diane Langberg, PhD Those words brought me tremendous joy recently as … Read More

Date Nights: Do They Help Troubled Marriages?

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Date nights–biblical counselors sometimes recommend date nights to folks who come in for marriage counseling. But do they really help? And if not, what does? Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, shares his inights in this article that appeared first here at his center’s website and is used with permission. (Edited slightly for length–Ed.) There may be no … Read More

Domestic Abuse: How to Counsel Victims

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DOMESTIC ABUSE: Here’s wisdom on counseling victims. Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, says domestic abuse, in all forms, is anti-gospel and anti-Christ. His article appeared first here and is used with permission. Domestic abuse, in all forms, represents a gross departure from how Scripture portrays biblical marriage, including the example of self-sacrificial love modeled for the church … Read More

Taking Your Thoughts Captive!

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Your thoughts can start a spiral into depression–or help you out of a dark mood. This article by Joshua Waulk appeared first here at the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is used with permission. Use it to encourage your heart or to help your counselees. –Ed. “I’m stuck, and I feel like God’s nowhere to be found.” “I can’t get over … Read More

Open Letter to a Suffering Saint (part 2)

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SUFFERING: Are you a suffering saint? Get hope from guest writer Joshua Waulk of Baylight Counseling, whose article appeared first here on his counseling website. This is part two of two parts. Used with permission. Read part one here.  What follows is part two a two-part series on an admittedly difficult topic. As a biblical counseling ministry, we regularly work with … Read More

Open Letter to a Suffering Saint (part 1)

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SUFFERING: Are you a suffering saint? Get hope from guest writer Joshua Waulk of Baylight Counseling, whose article appeared first here on his counseling website. This is part one of two parts. Used with permission.   What follows is part one of a two-part series on an admittedly difficult topic. As a biblical counseling ministry, we regularly work with those … Read More