Commiserating doesn't help! "What's this all about?" It's about entering into a person's problems in such a way that all you do is agonize and "feel his pain." Some think that this is the way to help. Take it for real---it isn't. All you do---supposing your feelings are genuine---is indicate that … [Read more...] about Commiserating
When do Nouthetic Counselors deal with the past---or do they? They do not deal with the past even though at times it may appear that they do. How is that? Compare what they do with Freudian archaeological expeditions into a person's past. Freud was concerned with digging up the past to discover … [Read more...] about Past Tense Living
Today we post an important article Dr. Adams presented as an oral address to the students and faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary forty-five years ago. It is longer than our usual posts but you will be rewarded if you devote the time to reading it carefully. Click the following link to … [Read more...] about Counseling and the Sovereignty of God
John Calvin's emphasis was upon certainty. He abhorred the way in which Romanism kept people wondering whether or not they were saved. In his Defense of the Reformed faith, p. 256; Eerdmans, Grand Rapids (1958), he wrote: Thus nothing is left but constant disquietude, and slow torture, and … [Read more...] about Assurance
It's dusk outside as I write. There's something about dusk that makes me nostalgic. As a kid, it was the time when you got those last bits of play under your belt before you were called into the house for the evening. You kept throwing that ball until you could hardly see it coming. You missed … [Read more...] about Play Ball!