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Counseling Practice

First Sessions and Asking Questions

Only when we know our counselees well will we be able to guide them well from the Scriptures.

Jul 27, 2022

To the “Young and Inexperienced” Counselor

The lack of shared experience only further magnifies the power and sufficiency of God’s Word to change hearts and lives.

Jul 1, 2022

The Methodologies and Techniques of Emotionally Focused Therapy

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Can we adopt secular methodologies in EFT into our biblical counseling framework? Does general revelation justify the means to an end?

May 30, 2022

Same Old Truths from the Same Old Places

Experience in counseling is a great thing, but it can lead to complacency in handling the Word of God.

May 20, 2022

How Thick Is Your Bible?

The counselor must be able to offer answers from God’s Word, which means that he or she must know the Scriptures very well.

May 4, 2022

Back to Basics: Giving Homework

Homework assignments are spiritual growth exercises to be performed by the counselee between counseling sessions.

Apr 15, 2022

Anxious to Counsel?

While the word for concern or anxiety is used in a positive sense in the Bible, it is most often used in describing a sinful failure to fully trust in God and love Him.

Apr 1, 2022

God-Like Listening

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God-like listening can be broken down into two categories: listening attentively and listening compassionately.

Mar 7, 2022

How Not to Counsel: Learning from Job’s Friends

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It’s important to stop and consider the ways in which we are counseling. Are our words consistent with what God has said in His Word?

Feb 28, 2022

Faithfulness in Counseling

We are faithful in counseling when we proclaim Christ, and we do so utterly dependent upon His work within and through us.

Feb 11, 2022

Counseling and First Impressions

While Job’s friends made a positive initial impression their foolish counsel left them rebuked by God —something we want to avoid.

Feb 4, 2022

The Unbiblical Nature of Reparative Therapy

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What do we believe about reparative therapy as biblical counselors, and how is it different from biblical counseling?

Jan 31, 2022