Learning to Trust Again (after a deep hurt)

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Learning to trust again again is difficult, isn’t it? But, in God’s strength, you can trust someone who has cut you deep. In this practical article, you’ll learn three main things: Losing trust in someone is hard. Learning to trust again is possible! Developing a mindset to trust is essential. But there’s a caveat: In certain circumstances, it would not be wise … Read More

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

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

What’s God’s Goal for You in Suffering?

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God’s ultimate goal for you. . .what is it? Wealth? Health? Or something so much better? BCC staff counselor and trainer Donna Hart, PhD encourages you to focus on God’s ultimate goal when your circumstances overwhelm you. This article appeared first at her blog. –Ed. When circumstances overwhelm us, our spirits can feel like they are growing faint, causing us to … 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

Cancer: “My Diagnosis Led to Worship of God”

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Cancer: A cancer diagnosis surprised BCC counselor Donna Hart, PhD. Her first question was, “What in this do You want me to learn?” The Lord’s answer: worship. Donna’s article appeared first here on her website and is used with permission. Donna also adds an update below to her cancer diagnosis. To all who prayed for her, thank you. –LAM I was … 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

TRIALS: God’s Blessings in Disguise

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Trials get your attention. They can draw you toward toward Christ, or you may choose to runaway. What’s your usual response when a trial comes your way? This article by Lucy Ann Moll, an ACBC-certified counselor and a doctoral student, first appeared here on her website. It used used by permission. Who likes trials? Only masochists, right? Yet in Jesus … Read More

Same-Sex Attraction: Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk

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Same-sex attraction and how to talk about it … this is the topic of Brad Hambrick’s book Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk: Why and How Christians Should Have Gay Friends. In this article which appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website, he provides a preview of his culturally timely and encouraging book. Here’s a link to Brad’s website. … Read More