Filtered by author Tim Nixon


Helping the Counselee Suffering at the Hands of Others (Part 1)

April 24th, 2018 by posted in Suffering

America is familiar with injustice both social and personal. The news is replete with accounts of suffering at the hands of others. Biblical counselors see it regularly. Dominant husbands, manipulative wives, harsh and controlling supervisors, and abusive parents threaten happiness and well-being of our counselees. Americans see happiness as a right according to the Preamble […]

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Why Give Homework?

April 11th, 2018 by posted in Counseling

What are the doctrines that drive homework? The doctrine of Scripture. Biblical counselors want to help their counselees think biblically about life issues. The counselee’s mind needs to be renewed; he needs to process his difficulties God’s way. Biblical understanding leads to actions, doing what is biblically appropriate in each part of a situation. The […]

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Article Review: A Discussion Among Clergy: Pastoral Counseling Talks with Secular Psychology (January 1, 1995 Journal of Biblical Counseling – Volume 13, Number 2)

March 26th, 2018 by posted in Uncategorized

Of all the journal articles I have read in the past five years, this may be the best written, and most helpful of them all. Welch does a masterful job of explaining biblical counseling in language that both the layman and the experienced counselor can easily comprehend. His posture is calm, caring, and fair. At the same […]

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Counseling The Final Sessions – A Plan for Action

March 20th, 2018 by posted in Counseling

Your counselee is doing well. He has worked hard for many months, has completed his homework well, has memorized Scripture, and God has granted repentance. After much prayer you have decided it will soon be time that he graduate from formal counseling and return to normal discipleship within his church. It would be well to […]

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