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Responding Biblically to Your Past

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Handling+Your+Past+Biblically.mp3[/embed]   The subject I'll address here is the matter of handling the past biblically—or putting your past in its place. Why is this subject so important? I think there are at least three answers to that question. The World's Emphasis The world is placing major emphasis on the subject of the power of an...

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Helping Those Who Grieve

When someone we love dies suddenly, the pain is real, deep, and everything we believe can be called into question. In 2016, I received the terminal cancer diagnosis of my husband and the father of our three teenagers. This surprising and painful diagnosis caused deep agony in our souls as...

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Counseling Couples Preparing for Marriage

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Preparing+for+Marriage.mp3[/embed]   There are lot of different ways churches are handling pre-marriage counseling today. Some churches do nothing. Some churches have a class that couples take, some give couples the assignment of going and talking to a few older couples who have been-there-done-that and offer a few words of counsel, and then...

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Stay the Course

A Lesson from Sailing  About 20 years ago, my family attended a summer camp where my husband, John, was the speaker. At one point in the week, we had a sailing lesson. When it was my turn to take the tiller, the instructor told me to just keep the sailboat heading between two islands in the distance. They...

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Biological Psychiatry

Dale Johnson: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are dedicating our Truth and Love podcast to talking about issues that are very prevalent in our culture. In fact during this time of pandemic the terminology of mental health is actually increasing. One of the signs we've seen that mental...

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The Goal of Counseling is the Goal of Life

In my ACBC biblical counseling certification process, my supervisor taught me to always remind counselees that the goal of counseling is not a restored relationship, a fulfilling marriage, or a victorious life over anxiety, depression, and/or anger. Those are all good goals, indeed very good goals, but not the central goal. The goal of counseling is for the counselee...

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