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13 Resources for Valentine’s Day

We want to offer a few resources to you as Valentine’s Day approaches. These resources cover a range of issues that relate to singles considering romance, dating couples pursuing God's will, and married couples seeking to improve their relationship.   Free Conference Audios for Valentine’s Day (Available only through Feb. 15th) Pre-Marriage Counseling...

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2017 Counseling Book of the Year Winner

The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors has chosen the 2017 biblical counseling book of the year. The winner was selected by a vote of our certified counselors.   2017 Counseling Book of the Year Jim Newheiser, Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers Drawing on decades of counseling experience, Jim Newheiser explores forty...

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2017 Counseling Book of the Year

    Every year the ACBC staff releases a list of their top 10 recommended counseling books from November to November to be voted on for the best counseling book of the year. The ACBC membership will vote to select the "2017 Counseling Book of the Year." This book will be chosen...

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95 Theses for an Authentically Christian Commitment to Counseling

After Darkness, Light: Christians and Counseling in the Twenty-First Century

Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, in October 1517. He was concerned that the Roman Catholic practice of indulgences undermined Scripture and its teaching on grace and genuine repentance. His act would spark a Reformation that witnessed a recovery of the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

On the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, I have a similar concern for the recovery of the gospel. I fear that after more than a century of the influence of secular therapy, the Christian witness to the grace of Jesus Christ has been diluted in the crucial ministry of counseling. Luther intended his Theses to spark a debate that the faithful needed to have about how the good news of Jesus Christ related to a critical area of church practice. My intent is similar in offering these 95 Theses for an Authentically Christian Commitment to Counseling. I believe the church today must have the same kind of debate about grace with respect to counseling that Luther wanted to have in his day with respect to indulgences.

And so I offer these theses for the purpose of debate. But they are also offered with a prayer. My prayer is that the spirit of the Reformers to recover the emphasis on divine grace in their day would be the commitment that Christians would have today regarding counseling.

 

95 Theses for an Authentically Christian Commitment to Counseling – Heath Lambert 

20+ Resources for Mental Health

  The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month. This is an important month to bring attention to a crucial topic that impacts many individuals and families. Many pastors and Christians feel inadequate to address the topic of mental illness and help those in need. Many church members feel that this...

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