Suffering is always involved when people seek counseling. Over the years, I have met with women suffering from depression, childhood abuse, marital abuse, and addictions. Perhaps one of the toughest situations is when a woman tells me that she has been raped. Everything about it is horrifying. Many people who have been traumatized in this way turn to alcohol or drugs to lessen their wrenching pain. Continue reading
When a person is consumed with anxiety, it can
have a debilitating effect on their lives. All of us are affected by it, to one
extent or another. Tautges wrote this 31-day devotional book to offer practical
help to the reader. He does this by explaining what anxiety is, by looking at
the character of God and seeing how his promises speaks into our anxiety, and
by showing biblical wisdom for practical ways to fight it. Anxietyis a
practical devotional book that helps the reader know the Lord and receive his
wisdom when he or she is inclined to fear and worry
Peaceworks is excited to announce the release of a new, email-based domestic abuse workshop which, they hope, will be an essential ministry asset to pastors, church leaders, biblical counselors, and other people helpers serving the local church.
This workshop will consist of four sessions:
October 11th - The Safest Place on the Planet?
October 16th - A Church Aware
October 19th - The Church Responds
October 22nd - Building a Church-Based Response Team
If you would like to receive this free, convenient training sent directly to your email inbox, sign-up here
The Fallen Soldiers March (FSM) exists to take a hands-on, practical approach to helping those who struggle. FSM’s vision is to serve those who have served us by providing the type of counsel that comes directly from God’s Word and is empowered by God’s Spirit. This is exactly what our veterans need to handle their PTS, and all “Consequences of War,” in a way that glorifies God and provides them with true, everlasting hope. Read more
When I conjure up the picture
of perfect grandparents, I think of people who invest and play with their
grandkids. The sort of old folks kids see as people who will spoil them and be
fun. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have grandparents like this? In Grandparenting with Grace , Larry McCall goes deeper than
my imaginations by thinking about what scripture teaches regarding
grandparenting. He writes about ultimate issues, namely the salvation and
growth of children and grandchildren and then practically suggests how to be
intentional, Christ-focused grandparents. A Biblical View of
Grandchildren Created in God’s Image For grandparents to do this, they
need to see grandchildren as God does. They are made in his image and made to
depend on him. Grandparents can be involved in their lives to guide them to
find and see that God has the answers to the questions and challenges of life. In Need of a Savior Understanding who they are
from a biblical perspective, means that grandchildren need Jesus as …
Mark Shaw writes: An incredible number of 64,000 accidental overdose deaths occurred in 2016 in the United States of America. To put that number of souls in perspective, more American people accidentally died in one year due to addictive behavior than died in the entire Vietnam War. Another startling statistic is that the estimated cost since 2001 of the opioid epidemic alone (not including other drugs) is one trillion dollars and it is estimated to cost $500 billion in the next 3 years. What many view as a hopeless problem draining society should be viewed by the Church body across the world as an enormous opportunity to point people to the hope of the gospel and Jesus Christ. Read more
Jeremy Pierre writes: you know a man by what he loves. This is true in any role that man takes. I think it’s fair to say that David Powlison filled the role of primary leader in the biblical counseling movement, and as influencer over those in evangelicalism most concerned with pastoral care. Read more
Christian parents want their kids to be saved. We believe that being saved doesn’t just keep them out of hell and get them into heaven; God saving our kids will help them live Christ-honoring lives. We sleep better knowing that. Read more
The fear of death is not an irrational fear. Death is alien to the human
race, and like any oppressive overlord, it carries with it the dread of
confrontation. Like travelers moving through security, we tend to look
down and shuffle on by when forced to confront the thought of death. Continue reading
“Who is wise and understanding among you?” This question sets the stage for a very interesting juxtaposition of behavior found in James 3, where James gives two diametrically opposed relational mindsets found in the Christian life. All biblical counselors would love to have the joy of counseling people who respond with meekness, gentleness, good conduct, and wisdom. But the reality is, we often find ourselves in the foray of battle where Christians are mimicking worldly behavior—taking on characteristics of the former self and honoring their former master. Kyle Swanson explains these opposing mindsets
The first 27 years of my life was spent searching for this fix in every nook and cranny the world had to offer, all of these places were outside of Jesus Christ, of course. The last 15 years of my life I have found it absolutely impossible to find it anywhere other than in Jesus Christ. Readmore
As a physician, Charles Hodges has often been asked how much sleep a person needs. The question often comes in the context of a patient who is struggling with the effects of not sleeping well. Read more
What drives busyness or procrastination? It's a busy life. We might not notice how exhausted or anxious we are or why we put things off 'till the last minute. What is driving our busyness or procrastination? What is fueling our overloaded schedule or inability to rest?
A FREE event with Amanda Naves. Amanda trained as a biblical counsellor with CCEF and now directs the Intern Scheme with Biblical Counselling UK.
FRIDAY 26 APRIL 2019 7.30pm for 8pm start.
1439 Pollokshaws Road,
Glasgow, G41 3RQ
or at Eventbrite:
There are many reasons (and many books), and this seminar will explore our battles and
struggles and how Jesus can transform those into freedom and joy and rest in him.
Bob Kellemen has produced the 2019 Edition of The Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources. This edition is 160 pages and has 690 annotated, categorized, alphabetized resources (50 pages and 225 resources longer than the 2018 edition). There are still many more resources that could be added. This version has resources from around the world.
This resource can be ordered online for $5. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/RPMbcGuide
CCEF cursusen, die in het engels gegeven worden, kunnen nu gevolgd worden in nederland. Huiswerk opdrachten mogen in het nederlands gedaan worden. De groep guttaspei heeft diverse overtuigingen wat hulpverlening betreft, niet alleen het standpunt van biblical counseling: Link
Every year since 2012, Bob Kellemen has collated a list of top/most important biblical counseling books. Several people have asked me to collate those lists…and here you go. If my math is correct, you have links to posts about the 118 Most Important Biblical Counseling Books: 2012-2018. Read more
Garrett Kell writes: Roughly twenty-five percent of American men have participated in an abortion. Statistically, that means that 1-in-4 men in the American church have the blood of their own children on their hands. I was one of those men. Read more
Bill Hines writes: Christians are called to please God not self. Yet in our struggle with addiction, we become self-focused and provide excuses as to why we are not walking with God. The people of Micah’s day wanted to know what they could do to overcome their heinous sin committed against God. Not unlike many of us today they tried to devise a way back to God that wouldread more