Filtered by author Tim Nixon


Encouragement for the Discouraged Counselor

October 12th, 2020 by posted in Uncategorized

Why does the biblical counselor do it? Why do we continue to pour our lives into those who are suffering and sinning? What is the point of it all when those who claim to be believers, continue in sin? 2 Corinthians 4 explains it well. The chapter opens with the words “Therefore, having this ministry…” […]

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Helping the Counselee Understand Competing Voices

September 21st, 2020 by posted in Counseling

“When truth lines up next to error, Bible next to philosophies of life, Christ next to figments of the imagination, you can learn to spot the difference in a flash. Good is good, evil evil, never the twain shall meet, and God trains our senses to discern good and evil. But in actual lives lived […]

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A Thought About Boundaries

August 30th, 2020 by posted in Uncategorized

A THOUGHT ABOUT BOUNDARIES This article is not original from me. I don’t remember where I got it and can’t find the original author. The content is worth the read, however. Christ called us to His gospel which requires us to die to self that we might live anew in and for Him (Matt 10:39, […]

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When Should We End Counseling

August 15th, 2020 by posted in Counseling

I have been counseling for many years. And yet, there are always issues in counseling that don’t seem to get any easier with time or experience. Maybe it’s just that I have a hard time learning simple lessons, or that I become emotionally invested with counselees. I think in the case of this short article, […]

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The Importance of Giving Hope

July 31st, 2020 by posted in Counseling, Suffering

One of the most important aspects in biblical counseling is giving hope. My experience, however, is that many biblical counselors find this a very secondary issue. We have the tendency to focus on heart idols well, we ask fairly good questions, and while sometimes we struggle giving good homework, that is always in the forefront […]

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