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Abuse: Domestic Violence and a Call to Repentance

If a man who has made abusive choices claims to be a believer, then it is required of us within the church to call him to repentance by holding him accountable to completely abandon the wickedness of abuse and embrace a new and better way. Chris Moles explains

465 Biblical Counseling Resources

Bob Kellemen has compiled a list of 465 biblical counseling resources

Abuse: The Need for Full Disclosure and Impact Statements in Abuse Reconciliation

Julie Ganschow sharesReigning Grace's process for counseling the abused

Abuse: Three Important Truths When Helping the Abused

Anne Dryburgh explains three important truths to remember when counseling the abused

Abuse: Consider Jesus, the Ultimate Hope for Victims of Abuse

Abuse damages the human soul in ways that only the God of redemption can heal. Therefore, to be faithful counselors, we must acknowledge that the deepest need of the abused person is a need which can only be met by the One who was abused more than any other. Paul Tautges shares insights into how to bring people to Jesus 

"A Gift to the Church" - Debilitated and Diminished: What Others are Saying

Dr. Dryburgh has given a gift to the body of Christ that will produce fruit beyond what she can possibly imagine. Oddly enough the author has written a book that counselor, perpetrator and victim can benefit from by crafting a position on emotional abuse that paints a picture of what normal is. My greatest challenge in caring for victims of abuse is not in identifying and describing abuse but rather in painting a picture of the future for an abused Christian woman. How does she overcome the "effects" of abuse and glorify God with her life? I will say it again, there is no other gospel-centered book out there that I know of that can address, and help, both abuser and victim.

Available here and here


Why I Wrote Raising Kids in the Way of Grace

Bob Kellemen explains why he wrote Raising Kids in the Way of Grace: 5 Marks of Grace-Focused Parenting



"A Gift to the Church" Debilitated and Diminished - What Others are Saying

Debilitated and Diminished..What others are saying

Dr. Dryburgh has given a gift to the body of Christ that will produce fruit beyond what she can possibly imagine. Oddly enough the author has written a book that counselor, perpetrator and victim can benefit from by crafting a position on emotional abuse that paints a picture of what normal is. My greatest challenge in caring for victims of abuse is not in identifying and describing abuse but rather in painting a picture of the future for an abused Christian woman. How does she overcome the "effects" of abuse and glorify God with her life? I will say it again, there is no other gospel-centered book out there that I know of that can address, and help, both abuser and victim.

Available here and here


Straight Talk

David Powlison shares insights from the life of Jesus about how we should speak with each other

Freedom from Regret

Paul Tautges guides us about how to live with the irreversible bad choices we make in life

The Importance of Humility as we Care for Each Other

Ed Welch briefly explains the importance and role of humility as we care for one another

Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes and Cures

9 Marks has produced a new journal, this time addressing the topic of pastoral burnout

Being a Friend to those with Mental Struggles/Illness

Tim Allchin suggests how to be a help to those struggling with mental illness

"A Gift to the Church" Debilitated and Diminished: What Others are Saying

Debilitated and Diminished..What others are saying

Dr. Dryburgh has given a gift to the body of Christ that will produce fruit beyond what she can possibly imagine. Oddly enough the author has written a book that counselor, perpetrator and victim can benefit from by crafting a position on emotional abuse that paints a picture of what normal is. My greatest challenge in caring for victims of abuse is not in identifying and describing abuse but rather in painting a picture of the future for an abused Christian woman. How does she overcome the "effects" of abuse and glorify God with her life? I will say it again, there is no other gospel-centered book out there that I know of that can address, and help, both abuser and victim.

Available at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1984125885 and myBook.to/Eabuse



Free Audio from BCI Conferences

Thanks to the generous support of our monthly donors and the people who have purchased MP3 CDs in the past, the Biblical Counseling Institute has been able to open up an account at : https://www.sermonaudio.com/source_detail.asp?sourceid=bci! Currently, you can download for free the audio messages from the male speakers at the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 conferences! (Sermon Audio only allows male speakers to be uploaded)

German Resources

For those looking for resources in German, there is the German Biblical Counseling Network:

https://biblischeseelsorge.org

Biblical Counseling books: https://www.3lverlag.de/

And biblical counseling training: https://ebtc-online.org/en/bibelschule/biblische-seelsorge/


Biblical Counseling in Brazil

In this BCC podcast, Sacha Mendes shares about the growth of the biblical counseling movement in Brasil

New Podcast by CBCD

The Center for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship are excited to announce the launch of their new podcast, Counsel the Word. It will feature counseling-related discussions with seasoned pastors and key leaders in biblical counseling. You can subscribe to the podcast here


Great Biblical Helpful Book:

Debilitated and Diminished: Help for Christian Women in Emotionally Abusive Marriages
Available here

"All too many Christian publications try to teach women to fix themselves when thinking they are abused, but don't deal with the fact that the woman can't act right and sit in abuse. This deals lovingly with how the woman can safely deal with her situation while receiving loving support. It also deals with church involvement in disciplining the husband, which is a necessary part. Having been through this, I wish I had received loving counsel that told me something other than suffering was good for my character and Christian development. This was just cruel. Great Biblical helpful book I wish everyone would read and preachers would preach on as so many women are hurting in this way and don't know what to do. Tha
nk you for this book." Amazon Review

Applying Difficult Passages

Mike Emlet suggests the approach "them, him, and us" when seeking to understand Bible passages that are difficult and where we might struggle to see the relevance for us today

12 Ways to Lie About Sexual Sin (and inappropriate relationships)

Brad Hambrick shows 12 ways that people lie about sexual sin and inappropriate relationships

The Sophisticated Idolater: Diagnosing the Four Chambers of the Idolatrous Heart

Bob Kellemen describes the idolatrous heart as having four chambers: relational, rational, volitional, and emotional

The Impact of Anorexia on a Family

Ellen Castillo interviews Sharon about the impact her mother's anorexia had on her family life

A P.L.A.N. to Engage a Suicidal Person Wisely

Tim Allchin suggests a plan to engage a suicidal person wisely

A Christian Response to Suicide or Suicidal Thoughts

Tim Allchin of Biblical Counseling Center discusses how Christians can respond to those with suicidal thoughts

Review: Biblical Counseling Basics

Biblical Counseling Basics: Roots, Beliefs, and Future by Jeremy Lelek provides a comprehensive answer about what biblical counseling is. Lelek does this by defining biblical counseling and then building on it in the three sections of the book. Lelek's definition of biblical counseling includes the belief that it is a model of care that brings scripture to bear on the struggles of the human soul, while showing how people can flourish as they live in obedience to God. In the first section he provides a history of Christian soul care from the Garden of Eden to the present day. Following this, in section two, he covers the theological tenants of biblical counseling. These include the use of scripture in counseling, God's role in the counseling process, a biblical understanding of human nature, the process of change, the role of the church in biblical counseling, and an overview of basic counseling methods. In the final section, he explores areas within biblical counseling where th…

Addicts: Cross Addiction is Your Only Hope

Justin Lakemacher of Redemption House explains how cross addition is the only hope for addicts

Is Biblical Counseling Really CBT?

Nate Brooks answers the question whether biblical counseling and CBT are the same

Six Good Lessons from Disability

Christopher Ralston, Senior Editor of the Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability at Joni and Friends International Disability Center, shares six good lessons from disability with Paul Tautges

I Thought it was Going to be Different

Are you or your counselee dealing with disappointment? Does this statement reflect you? "I thought this was going to be different!" How can you respond? Kevin Carson suggests how to trust the Lord in such situations

Protecting Abused Women

In this ACBC podcast, Dale Johnson and Heath Lambert speak about the role of the church in helping abused women

A Time for Choosing

Heath Lambert lovingly speaks about the situation with Paige Patterson and how the Bible commands us to care for the abused

Helping a Person Who Thinks Her Story Is Too Awful

Rick Thomas gives advice when helping someone who thinks that her story is too awful to be told

Bitter Root, Rotten Fruit

Paul Tautges provides insight into dealing with bitterness

IABC: 2018 Eastern Regional Conference Recordings

IABC has generously posted the audios for the 2018 Regional conference.You can find them here

International Association of Biblical Counselors

In this BCCpodcast, Kevin Hurt speaks about the work of the International Association of Biblical Counselors in various countries around the world.

Paul Tripp & David Powlison: Caring for those Struggling with Anxiety and Depression

Paul Tripp and David Powlison discuss caring for people struggling with anxiety and depression

Julie Ganschow discusses the help, healing, and hope the church can offer through the power of the Gospel to post-abortive women.

Statement on Abuse

The Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood has issued a statement on abuse

Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

Substance abuse is often a factor in situations of domestic violence. In this session author Chris Moles will help counselors learn to deal with situations like these
Paul Tautges provides resources about the complex issue of forgiveness

Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition Annual Conference Videos

The Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition recently held a conference about having hope in suffering. The videos for the teaching are available here

Debilitated and Diminished - What Others are Saying

Debilitated and Diminished: what others are saying:
Debilitated and Diminished is a wonderfully helpful book for any biblical counselor. I’ve always been a bit uncomfortable with the term “emotional abuse” because I think it can be thrown around too easily; some women simply live with an inconsiderate and selfish husband. But does that constitute emotional abuse? And how do you counsel biblically and compassionately? Dr. Dryburgh answers these questions with a clear, solidly biblical approach. She first defines and describes what is meant by emotional abuse, what typical types of behavior are displayed by an abuser, and what the abuser is typically trying to achieve. She then recommends ways to counsel Scripturally which includes the role of the church as well as how to help the wife think and act biblically. After reading this book, I feel much better equipped to help women who are caught in an emotionally abusive marriage. Highly recommended!

https://www.amazon.com/Debilitated-Dimin…

The Natural Regression of a Woman

Mable celebrated her forty-seventh birthday today. Birthdays, like anniversaries, tend to stir-up the “way back machine,” and so it did for Mable as she spent most of her morning reflecting on her life.

40 Questions to Help Those Battling Depression

Paul Tautges suggests 40 questions to keep in mind as we seek to help people struggling with depression

Chris Moles - Helping Abusive Men

Curtis Solomon interviews Chris Moles about the work he does helping abusive men. Chris provides helpful insights, including the contrast between the mindset of entitlement and responsibility

Addiction Resources

Paul Tautges has updated his list of suggested resources for those struggling with addiction

Is there Fear of Man is Your Life

Julie Ganschow explores needing the approval of others

Helping Abusive Men: Putting Off and Putting On

Wise counsel from Chris Moles about helping abusive men

Parental Responses to Bullying

In this podcast, Heath Lambert of A.C.B.C. speaks about parental responses to bullying