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Am I Really a Biblical Counselor?

August 16th, 2018 by posted in Counseling

Every biblical counselor must know and follow the Bible. Not only must we be able to use the power of Scripture in the lives of those under our care, I personally see more and more “so-called brothers” sitting across the table from me who are largely biblically illiterate. Counseling the Word is an excellent work. […]

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Self Esteem and Children

August 6th, 2018 by posted in Counseling, Marriage and Family

While the self-esteem movement may seem an age old phenomenon, its beginning is fairly recent. The roots of the self-esteem movement go back to the later nineteenth century with William James among the early psychologist promoters of the importance of loving self. James first used the term self-esteem with a categorical scientific definition in 1892. […]

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Who is the True Counselor?

July 27th, 2018 by posted in Counseling

“We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” […]

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Where is the Gospel?

June 20th, 2018 by posted in Counseling

Where is the gospel? My counselees are serious about coming into our offices. It takes a certain amount of courage and a lot of humility to say “I don’t have all of the answers.” They usually choose us because we are biblically based. The counselee almost always attends church regularly and says “I am a […]

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The Landscaping Disaster

May 30th, 2018 by posted in Counseling

Dr. Ernie Baker assigned this case study in a class I took a couple years ago at The Master’s University. These type of excercises are helpful for the biblical counselor in thinking through and keeping sharp when dealing with complex counseling scenarios. Tom and Nancy Gardner had been troubled for over two years about the […]

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