There are problems wherever you go, so you'd better learn how to handle them. "I'd sure like to know how to." Well, that's one thing that biblical counseling is all about---how God tells us to solve problems. Contrary to what some people think about the Bible, it isn't a book full of problems, … [Read more...] about Help to Help
Are you competent to counsel? The question is not irrelevant either to pastors, elders or laymen. All believers should counsel. It's true that, informally, this is a task of every Christian (Colossians 3:16; Romans 15:14), as he encounters a brother caught in sin (Galatians 6:1). And it is the … [Read more...] about Competent to Counsel
This is the year for celebrating John Calvin's birthday (2009). I have been re-reading his letters and am amazed once again at the amount of time a busy writer, preacher, and Protestant apologist spent doing pastoral work. The letters are filled with concern for the average man on the street to whom … [Read more...] about John Calvin
In describing how those whom the world calls important, and whose influence in deciding business matters, or even world affairs, is considered weighty, here is what God has to say about this: Men are only a vapor, exalted men an illusion. On a balance scale, they go up; together, they weigh less … [Read more...] about How Much Do You Weigh?
Last week we published Dr. Adams' list. Here is mine. What would you add? Minimize your counselee's problem. It was important enough to him to seek counsel. Tell your counselee that you understand what he is going through. You probably don't. Tell him Christ does. Use psychological labels … [Read more...] about When Counseling, Also Don’t . . .