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Quarantine Exposes Our Need for Grace

“The internet stopped working again. Whose fault was it this time? How am I supposed to get work done when everyone keeps unplugging my internet?” These were the thoughts going through my mind as I was working in my new makeshift basement office. It was already frustrating that I had...

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The Bible of Psychiatry

Truth In Love · TIL 257: The Bible of Psychiatry Dale Johnson: This week I am joined by Dr. Sam Stephens. He is our Director of Training Center Certification. We are now in the month of May, which is known around the world as Mental Health Month or Mental Health Awareness...

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The Difference Between Humility and Humiliation

Is there a difference between being humble and being humiliated? There is a great need for everyone, but especially the Christian, to develop a proper understanding of humiliation and humility. The two are often equated, which is incorrect – they are not synonymous. Rather humiliation refers to some experience or life...

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Counseling a Fearful and Abused Wife

[embed]https://acbcdigitalresources.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/resources/Audio+Transcript+Files/Counseling+a+Fearful+and+Abused+Wife.mp3[/embed]   PDF Notes Today we will address counseling wives who are fearful in abusive situations. However, parts of this lecture can certainly be applied to a wife in any kind of fearful situation because the principles are the same. One of the primary responses to any kind of abuse is fear. And...

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With All Your Heart | A Book Review

In the fields of practical theology and biblical counseling, there are many books that have brought attention to the importance the heart plays in daily life; however, in his new book, With All Your Heart: Orienting Your Mind, Desires, and Will Toward Christ,  A. Craig Troxel provides a refreshing and...

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The Importance of Confession

 Today on Truth in Love, I want us to go in a direction that unfortunately may be a little uncomfortable—even for we who believe. I want us to talk about repentance and confession. In biblical counseling, this is a big deal. We talk about repentance. We talk about confession quite...

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Overcoming Irritability

What is it that irritates you to no end? Someone using all the hot water in the morning? The WiFi going out? Your favorite team blowing a late-game lead? Traffic? Screaming kids? The opportunities to grow irritable in a day seem endless. I am often surprised how little it takes to...

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Drawing Near to God

What comes to mind when you hear someone mention drawing near to God? Maybe a sense of shame settles in your heart as you reflect on your past attempts in this pursuit. You’ve heard that Bible reading and prayer are key, but after giving it an honest attempt, you still...

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