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Samuel Stephens

serves as the Director of Membership and Certification at ACBC and Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Bad Therapy

Truth in Love 465

A review of Abigail Shrier’s book, Bad Therapy.

May 13, 2024

A Christian’s Guide to Mental Illness

Truth in Love 464

A critical review of the concept, assumptions, and causes of ‘mental illness’

May 6, 2024

A Task Interrupted

Why and How the Church Departed from Biblical Counseling

We must be aware that the church has a unique and special role and that counseling is central to that role.

Mar 2, 2022

Suffering for His Sake

Be encouraged in your suffering to not lose heart! While we will experience suffering in this life, God’s plans and purposes for us are for our good and His glory!

Sep 24, 2021

Engaging Your Child’s Heart Part 2

Truth in Love 321

Parents have the call to train and engage their children by pointing them to biblical principles and the fear of the Lord.

Jul 26, 2021

Engaging Your Child’s Heart

Truth in Love 320

The Bible call parents to be proactive in the way in which they engage and shepherd their children’s hearts.

Jul 19, 2021

Lessons from the Life of Korah

A Study of Numbers 16

This chapter holds several important implications for our lives that we can bring to bear in our ministry to others.

Jun 24, 2021

Dangers of Eclecticism

Truth in Love 313

Believers need to be cautious of eclectic approaches and have a discerning mind when it comes to fidelity to the Scriptures.

May 31, 2021

Misrepresentations of Biological Psychiatry Part 2

Truth in Love 312

Biological psychiatry attempts to explain, in a reductionistic way, that psychological problems are only caused by something that’s gone awry in our bodies.

May 24, 2021

Misrepresentations of Biological Psychiatry Part 1

Truth in Love 311

Examine some of the exaggerated claims of biological psychiatry highlighted by the Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

May 17, 2021

Challenges of the Therapeutic Relationship

Truth in Love 310

Explore the biblical role of the counselor in a counseling relationship.

May 10, 2021

Distinctions of the Therapeutic Relationship

Truth in Love 309

In a therapeutic, professional relationship, clinical distance is required. The opposite is true of biblical counseling.