I rise today to share some urgent advice with students of biblical counseling. My target audience are those students especially who are studying in College or Seminary as well as those who are learning in a number of church-based training centers. You are involved in an important study which you … [Read more...] about Important Advice for Biblical Counseling Students
You wanted to know how it is that a person can change his lifestyle? The answer is simple: Anyone can change if he is determined to do so. Some change for health reasons (they may stop smoking). Others change in order to please a certain girl—or fellow—as the case may be (they change their language … [Read more...] about Here it is . . .
. . . When counselors may become so overwhelmed by a counselee’s situation that, along with Job’s wife, they want to say something like, ”Curse God and die!” (Job 2:9). In such circumstances, what must they do? Answer: remember the many words of Scripture that make no such allowance for such bad … [Read more...] about There are Times . . .
Under this general rubric I could suggest many things, but let me deal with only one: its effects on the counselor. The counselor, who is worth his salt (a phrase that comes from a time when soldiers were paid in salt), will never fail to recognize the sin, habitual remnants of sin, and temptations … [Read more...] about What Biblical Counseling Does for the Counselor
Alluring as it may be, eclecticism is a serious threat. It is a decided hindrance to achieving excellence in biblical counseling. The eclectic way offers encouragement from professionals and highly recognized degrees leading to plush positions and money. It requires little original thought and … [Read more...] about The Threat of Eclecticism