Balanced Way to Help an Abuse Victim (part 1)

An abuse victim needs loving support from spiritual leaders and friends. In this article by guest writer Jim Newheiser, which appeared first here, he recognizes a pendulum swing in addressing this difficult problem. He offers an assertion, a valid concern, as well as harm that be be caused. He followed this by a balanced approach…


Hurt by Someone in Authority?

Authority figures–whether fathers, husbands, church elders, government leaders, or employers–influence women’s lives. How we women respond to them reveals our hearts. This article by counselor Julie Ganschow appeared first here on her website and is used with permission.  When Authority Figures Disappoint Us As Christian women, we function in a world that is watching to see…

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Emotional Adultery: Hope and Help!

Emotional adultery: Isn’t it easy in the Internet age to virtually meet a man other than your husband and make an emotional attachment? Texting an old boyfriend from high school or chatting via Facebook with a cute guy from Australia, or the next town over, seems safe and fun — and deliciously tempting. I can quick-count…


Moms: Stay at Home or Have a Career?

Raising a family in today’s economy is tough. But do you believe it’s best for moms to stay at home with their children or have a career outside the home? Guest writer Julie Ganschow is founder of Reigning Grace Counseling Center in Kansas City, MO, has an insightful response. This article appeared first on her blog and…

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7 Principles to Protect a Marriage

To protect a marriage, these seven principles are gospel-centered guides to consider. Guest blogger Jim Newheiser is the Director of the Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship, an ACBC fellow, and a pastor of Grace Bible Church in Escondido, CA. This article, “7 Gospel-Centered Principles to Protect a Marriage” first appeared here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition blog…

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How to Heal After Adultery

Can your marriage survive adultery? Yes, says today’s guest blogger Julie Ganschow. It won’t be easy but because of God’s grace, a husband and wife can reconcile and grow spiritually. This article (Post-Adultery Reconciliation in Marriage by Julie Ganschow) originally appeared on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission.–Ed. While devastating and…

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Parenting a Prodigal

Today’s post by Julie Ganschow of Reigning Grace Counseling Center in Kansas City, MO, encourages parents of prodigal children who have stopped walking in the Christian faith. This post appeared first on Julie’s blog. It is reprinted here with her permision. But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the…

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What Real Love Looks Like to a Child

I stepped into “Little House on the Prairie” reruns when I visited friends’ homes during childhood, it seemed. People in these homes blessed each other with words of affirmation: “Beautiful picture, honey. I can barely wait to show grandma.” “You remembered to put away your books. You are so responsible!” “I appreciate that you called home…