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Tune in for our weekly podcast called Truth in Love: Biblical Solutions for the Problems People Face. You can search Truth in Love in iTunes, soundcloud, or listen directly through the ACBC app.

Our goal for this podcast is to create a resource for the church to use that is relevant, practical, and accessible. Each edition of the podcast will last about ten minutes and will provide practical solutions for the problems we face in a fallen world.

We are producing this podcast because we want to help the church think biblically and practically about the difficulties that we all face. We want to ask you to participate.  If there are issues you would like us to address or questions you would like us to answer, write in and let us know or ask on Twitter at @ACBC using the hashtag #truthinlove.

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Heath: One of the most painful realities any person can experience in this fallen world is the loss of a child to miscarriage. Our guest today on Truth in Love is Rebekah Hannah, who is a certified counselor with ACBC and who works for Christian Union doing biblical counseling on...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks about whether it is ok for Christians to cuss. He concludes that the Bible argues that Christians will give an account for their speech. It’s standard for speech is stricter then even just not cussing. For more podcasts like this...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Scott Mehl about how couples can handle conflict over sex in their marriage. Scott Mehl helps listeners understand God’s original intent for sex. He argues that sex has something to teach us about the relationship between Christ and the...

On this edition of Truth In Love, Dr. Lambert addresses domestic violence and what restoration looks like in that situation. Dr. Lambert addresses two extremes that are prevalent in the church. First, people in the church assume that an abuser can never change. Second, people in the church err on...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Julie Ganschow talks about ministering to women who have had abortions. She speak about two categories of suffering women, those who had abortions before they became believers and those who had abortions as believers. She helps listeners think through some biblical and practical...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks about how Christians should think about weight loss and food. He makes it clear that food is not in and of itself bad, but the attitude from which one eats it is what can be sinful or glorifying to the...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert discusses issues related to same-sex attraction in counseling. Dr. Lambert makes it clear that this is a very controversial issue but that same-sex attraction is not an especially difficult issue. Same-sex attraction is sin and should be handled as any other...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Dr. Ernie Baker about resolving conflict in marriage. Dr. Baker begins by talking about principles in the gospel that can help people understand resolving conflict. He highlights the importance of displaying a servant attitude toward your significant other and...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Sean Perron about physical boundaries in dating and engagement relationships. Sean challenges listeners to change the way they look at physical boundaries in relationships. Not as “how far is too far” but “how can I seek to honor the...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert speaks with Brad Bigney about how Christian couples can glorify God with their sexual relationships. He discusses some of the suspicious attitudes that Christians can have about sex and ways that Christians can combat these unbiblical attitudes. For more podcasts like...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert discusses mysticism with Keith Palmer. Dr. Palmer gives a helpful definition of mysticism and shows how mysticism challenges essential doctrines of Christianity. He helps Christians see where mysticism become a part of Christian literature and practice. For more information about mysticism,...

Heath: One of the topics that has overtaken our cultural consciousness in the aftermath of the Planned Parenthood scandal is the issue of caring for women who are considering an abortion or who have had an abortion. This is a topic that is dear and precious to my heart because...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Martha Peace about trusting God in the midst of the trials of life. Martha Peace recounts the story of her daughter’s battle with cancer and specifically how the Lord helped Martha to respond to fear and grief in a...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks about a goal that many people make in the New Year: losing weight. He discusses the reasons that many people will not lose weight this year. The reason that many people will not lose weight this year is because they...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert shares some reasons it can be a beneficial exercise to read through the Bible in a year. He specifically addresses some challenges people have completing their Bible reading program in a year. These reasons include a timing issue, a self-control issue,...

Heath: Our guest this week on Truth in Love is Andrew Rogers, a fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and the pastor of Soul Care at College Park Church. We are talking about the crucial issue of guilt. We live in a fallen world where people are guilty...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert discusses the importance of the protestant reformation and introduces a podcast series about the five solas of the reformation. In this beginning episode, he breaks down sola gracia: grace alone. He talks about the importance of grace in the Christian life...

  The ACBC Truth in Love Podcast had over 150,000 listens in 2016. Here is a list of the most played episodes this year: 1) The Bible And Alcoholics Anonymous (feat. Mark Shaw) 2) Breaking Through to the Heart of a Prideful Person     3) Talking To Couples Who Are Living Together (feat. Kevin...

Heath: Domestic violence is a really, really serious topic for us to address. It is such a serious topic because the pain is so profound and because the experience of the difficulty is so wide-ranging. There are statistics that report that anywhere from 25-33% of women will be victimized physically...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with David Powlison about the Powlison family Christmas traditions. Dr. Powlison reminisces about his children and how the personalities of his children impacted their Christmas traditions. He also discusses specific Christmas memories from when his children were growing up. For...

Heath: Today we are talking about bitterness. Bitterness is the long term anger that accrues in your life when you refuse to forgive someone who has sinned against you. The topic of forgiveness has been heavily discussed in biblical counseling because it is an element central to the Christian life....

  Heath: It is Thanksgiving week in the United States of America and that is the informal beginning of the holiday season in America. It is a time of families getting together and a time of joy. As Thanksgiving fades into Christmas, it will be a time where we purchase...

Amy: Recently we have had a lot of questions about women and pornography. Typically this is addressed as a male problem but it is also a common struggle for women though it may look a little different. All Christians are called to flee sexual immorality and pursue purity but what...

Heath: Amy, one problem that people face is whether they should use foul language or not and we want to talk about that on the podcast today. So what questions are people asking about Christians and cussing?   Amy: Yeah, Heath. I think people are asking is it okay for...

Anger is a problem that absolutely everyone struggles with at some point in their life; it is a problem that is common property of all human beings. As true as that is, we are aware that in the Bible God commands women to a certain kind of attitude that is...

When I think about the discipline of theology I often remember my first semester of formal theological study in college. I was a freshmen and taking my first course in New Testament with a professor, Dr. Bill Barcley, whom I dearly loved and was one of the most important early...

Our subject this week is the topic of same-sex attraction and how to help single people who feel frustrated by that experience in their single life. My guest this week is the Reverend Sam Allberry, who is the pastor of Saint Mary’s Anglican church and is the author of the...

Dr. Heath Lambert: Addiction is a common problem, in fact, for me it has been more than a common problem. My mother who died several years ago battled alcohol addiction for most of her life; she was enslaved to alcohol for over twenty years. As a little boy on up into...

Most of us live in homes and all of us have families. The Bible speaks very relevantly about the issue of family structure. One of the most important things that the Bible teaches in this regard is that God has called men to leadership in the home in relationship as...

TIL 044 : Breaking Through to the Heart of a Prideful Person

TIL 040 : Talking To Couples Who Are Living Together (feat. Kevin Carson) by Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

TIL 039 : Help For Angry Women (feat. Martha Peace) by Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

TIL 038 : The Bible And Alcoholics Anonymous (feat. Mark Shaw) by Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

TIL 037: Talking To Your Kids About Your Cancer (feat. Tim Keeter) by Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

TIL 036 : Cultivating Love In Your Marriage (feat. Lauren Lambert) by Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

TIL 035 : Balancing Work And Home In A Hectic Life by Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

TIL 034 : When Your Husband Leaves For Another Man (feat. Dr. Robert Jones) by Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

The following is an edited transcription of the Truth in Love Podcast: Episode 27: Is Anger Always Sinful? A Podcast by Dr. Heath Lambert from Monday, December 7, 2015.    One of the problems that everyone faces is the issue of anger. Absolutely every person knows what it means to be...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks about how Christians can know that they have overcome a particular sin. He gives two factors that play into knowing one has overcome a sin. These factors are exposing the sin to the light through confession to other believers and...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Julie Ganschow talks about ministering to women who have had abortions. She speak about two categories of suffering women, those who had abortions before they became believers and those who had abortions as believers. She helps listeners think through some biblical and practical...

The following is an edited transcription of the Truth in Love Podcast: Episode 30: Spiritual Disciplines for the New Year (feat. Dr. Don Whitney) A Podcast by Drs. Heath Lambert and Don Whitney from Monday, December 28, 2015.    Lambert: As we move towards the New Year many people are starting to...

ACBC launched a brand new podcast in June of 2015. Here is a review of the top five episodes of 2015 from Truth in Love: Biblical Solutions for the Problems People Face. 1) TIL 003 : Is Same Sex Attraction Sinful? (feat. Dr. Denny Burk)   Special guest, Dr. Denny...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Dr. Don Whitney about spiritual disciplines Christians can undertake in the New Year. He defines spiritual disciplines and talks about ways Christians could start doing the spiritual disciplines in their life.

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Dr. Bruce Ware about Christmas traditions in the Ware home. Dr. Ware mentions many sweet memories from the advent season and talks about ways he sought to help his children better understand Christ in the Christmas season.

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert walks through his experience with joy at Christmas. Dr. Lambert shares that his childhood and particularly memories of Christmas were anything but joyful. But because of the word of God, Dr. Lambert developed true joy at Christmas. This joy is centered...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks about whether anger is always sinful. Dr. Lambert makes it clear that the Bible teaches that there is a category of anger that is righteous. He talks about how Christians can establish whether or not they have righteous or sinful...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with the Reverend Sam Allberry about how people can minister well to singles who struggle with same-sex attraction. Reverend Allberry talks about some of the difficulties of same sex attracted singles as well as gives some important attitudes that should...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert addresses those who are in a difficult situation and struggling to respond with thanksgiving. Dr. Lambert gives an example from the Psalms of when David was being persecuted but he responded with thanksgiving to the Lord. He encourages listeners to trust...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Charlie Hodges discusses sadness in the Christian life. Dr. Hodges talks about the difference between normal and disordered sadness. He also talks about practical steps that Christians can take to help others who have normal or disordered sadness.

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert discusses the role of women ministering in the church. Dr. Lambert walks through some of the biblical passages that establish the role of women in the church. He also encourages women with the design that God has given them that they...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert discusses how Christians should think about demonic activity in every day life. Dr. Lambert walks through passages of scripture to help think through biblical categories for demonic activity. He also gives some practical ways for Christians to respond to demonic activity.

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Dr. Deepak Reju about helping couples to re-establish sexual intimacy after adultery. Dr. Reju shares some legitimate reasons that couples may choose to refrain from sexual intimacy for a time. He also shares some of the signs that a...

The following is an edited transcription of the Truth in Love Podcast: Episode 15: What Should I Do When My Young Son Wants To Become a Girl? A Podcast by Dr. Heath Lambert from Monday, September 14, 2015.   Evenson: Today we are dealing with, “What should I do when...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert speaks with Dr. Jim Newheiser about how parents should respond to having a child who is lost. Dr. Newheiser begins by listing the factors that lead to a child’s salvation which include the influence of the parent, the decisions of the...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Dr. Steve Viars about how counseling looks in the local church. Dr. Viars recounts some of the ways God is using his church through biblical counseling. Dr. Viars encourages pastors in general to utilize their positions to impact people...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks about whether or not people who struggle with homosexuality can ever change. Dr. Lambert’s answer is that people who struggle with homosexuality can change because the Bible says that because of the gospel, anyone who struggles with sin can change...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert speaks with Dr. Stuart Scott about godly leadership in the home. Dr. Scott shares some general principles of why it is important for men to lead in the home as well as some practical steps men can take to become better...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert gives advice to wives about finding out whether their husbands are hooked on pornography. He also helps women think through their emotional response to finding out that their husband is hooked on pornography as well as addressing what the wife’s role...

The following is an edited transcription of the Truth in Love Podcast: Episode 14: How Can My Marriage Survive Adultery? A Podcast by Dr. Heath Lambert from Monday, September 7, 2015.   Lambert: One of the most painful situations that any person or marriage can experience is the pain that...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks about how parents should respond when their child desires to change their sex. Dr. Lambert begins by defining relevant terms and helping listeners to think through the difficulties of the situation. He talks about the difference between a secular understanding...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert discusses how marriages can survive adultery. Dr. Lambert gives some crucial first steps for a couple to take in the aftermath of adultery. The key in restoring these marriages is to take necessary steps within the context of relationship, within the...

The following is an edited transcription of the Truth in Love Podcast: Episode 9 : A Fight for Life A Podcast by Dr. Heath Lambert from Monday, August 3, 2015.   Today we are going to focus on a problem that affects our society as a whole, and that is...

The following is an edited transcription of the Truth in Love Podcast: Episode 3 : Is Same-Sex Attraction Sinful?   Lambert: In our contemporary culture the problem of homosexuality is one that the church has been forced to address in unprecedented ways. Currently, one of the issues that the church...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Sandy Lindon about providing hope for women who have had an abortion. Sandy Lindon shares her experience of having had an abortion 25 years earlier. She shares the hurts and some of the painful consequences from that decision as...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Camille Cates about helping women who are considering having an abortion. Camille talks about the reasons a woman might seek an abortion and some helpful ways to talk to women who are considering an abortion. She also addresses ways...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Greg Gilbert about cultivating a culture of life in the local church. Greg Gilbert and Dr. Lambert discuss what a culture of life means, what leaders can do to create a culture of life in the local church, and...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Ward and Heather Young about their story of having an unplanned pregnancy. They explain their journey from being unmarried, unbelievers with an unplanned, unwanted pregnancy to married believers who decided to have more children.

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert discusses abortion and its ramifications for the culture. Dr. Lambert lays out some facts about abortion and the implications for all those involved in the abortion industry.

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Hannah Carter about the blessings and struggles of singleness. Hannah Carter gives practical strategies single people can utilize to make the most of the gift of singleness as well as giving strategies for people in the church to care...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Dr. Jim Hamilton about how Christians, especially pastors, can respond biblically to transgenderism. Dr. Hamilton gives suggestions for family members who want to respond biblically to a child, spouse, parent, etc. who wants to have a gender reassignment surgery....

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Rebecca Maketansky about journeying out of anorexia. Rebecca Maketansky shares her personal journey with anorexia including the turning point in her understanding of anorexia as sin and the practical steps she took to turn from her sin and trust...

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Dr. David Powlison about a persistent human struggle: worry and panic. Dr. Powlison discusses truths about God and Bible passages that will help a person experiencing worry and panic to trust the Lord.

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert discusses whether or not a woman should date a man who is hooked on pornography. Dr. Lambert gives wise guidance to women as they walk through relationships with men who may or may not be hooked on pornography.

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Dr. Denny Burk about same sex attraction. Dr. Burk offers biblical guidance and encouragement toward holiness for those who struggle with same sex attraction.

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Heath Lambert discusses the Obergefell vs. Hodges supreme court case. He offers the facts of the case and shows the significance of the issue along with that which is insignificant about the decision.

On this edition of Truth in Love, Dr. Lambert talks with Rebekah Hannah about how Christians should respond to miscarriage. Rebekah Hannah offers biblical guidance for women who have had miscarriages and for Christians who want to love their friends who have experienced miscarriages.