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Top Ten BCC Posts from 2018

The Biblical Counseling Coalition shares their top ten blog posts from 2018. You can find them  here

Top 24 Biblical Counselling Books 2018

Bob Kellemen, from RPM Ministries, has complied a list of the top 24 biblical counselling books of 2018. You can find the list  here

Hyper Headship and the Scandal of Domestic Abuse in the Church

Jason Meyer, pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, gave a   sermon addressing abuse in the church . 

Joni Receives New Cancer Diagnosis

Joni Eareckson  shares about her second cancer diagnosis

9 Biblical Counselling Resources on Addiction

Bob Kellemen has compiled a list   of 9 biblical counselling resources on addiction

Peaceworks: Equipping People to Help Address Domestic Violence

Peaceworks University   exists to train, commission and support, people helpers in a variety of ministry contexts to be better equipped to address the problem of domestic violence with the gospel of peace

Weakness

Paul Tripp on his suffering and  weakness

Living in an Emotionally Abusive Marriage

Julie Ganschow  explains the dynamics of emotional abuse in marriage and the approach taken by  Reigning Grace Counseling Center when helping couples in this heartbreaking situation.

BCUK Annual Conference: Experiencing God

In March 2019, Dr. Jeremy Pierre will be the main speaker at BCUK's annual conference . He will be teaching on how to experience God in your daily life

More than Material Minds

Neuroscientist, Michael Egnor,  writes in Christianity Today about coming to the belief that humans are more than material and have a soul

Understanding a Man's Middle-Age Life Crisis, Part 2

This is the second part of Mark Shaw's  posts on understanding what is involved when a man has a mid-life crisis

Understanding a Man’s Middle-Age Crisis, Part 1

Mark Shaw  helps us understand what is involved when a man has a mid-life crisis

Review- Grief: Walking with Jesus by Bob Kellemen

Grief: Walking with Jesus , by Dr. Bob Kellemen, piqued my interest in horticulture. Like certain flowers that close at night and blossom in the morning, Grief takes the grieved believer from the depths of darkness to the light of the Son. Dr. Kellemen compassionately leads the troubled soul from the darkness of being closed in on themselves, through relationship with the Lord Jesus, to experiencing life in a different day. Grief is a 31-day devotional book written for the grieving. Dr; Kellemen lovingly and gracefully points the reader to the Jesus who cares for them and does something about their grief. Jesus' loving character is shown in different ways. He is the suffering servant, who is intimately acquainted with our grief and who shows us that it is normal to hurt. He is a compassionate Saviour who consoles us in our grief and who makes it possible to find comfort. He is a healing Saviour, who speaks eternal truths into our earthly wounds, which means it is possible to

Loving Wayward Souls

IBCD has uploaded the audios from their annual conference:  Loving Wayward Souls

Introduction to Biblical Counseling Classes

Rick Thomas is teaching ten essential classes that every caring discipler wants to see. This ten-week " Introduction to Biblical Counseling " series is for all Christians who want to grow in their ability to provide soul care to others 

Online Training for Helping Addict's Families

Did you know? The Addiction Connection has uploaded a new mini training course entitled "Helping Families and Friends of Addicts"! It's available now

New Resource Center

Over the past 29 years, Biblical Counseling Center has helped tens of thousands of people through their counseling, training, and partnership with churches. They've also been committed to creating, writing, and compiling helpful articles and resources on their website. Hundreds of thousands of people have found help on the website, and they recently completed enhancements to help even more. You can find the resource center  here

Biblical Counselling Conference in Portugal

From Oct 31- Nov 3, in Ramada Portugal, there will be an opportunity to receive training in biblical counselling. Information can be found  here

Counseling Laziness – Part 1

We all know that laziness is a pervasive issue, but we don’t always remember how serious of a problem it really is. In this first post of a series on counseling laziness, Keith Christensen  shares some biblical reasons why this topic is so important.

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  shares   Reigning 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 Counsel ing 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 counselin

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