What is the fundamental key to the process of biblical counseling? Here is the answer of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC): “Biblical counselors must be committed to the truth that the fundamental key to the process of biblical counseling is the person and work of Jesus Christ.”¹  The person and work of Jesus […]

“In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.” (2 Chronicles 16:12).¹ A Personal Experience I suffered with an undiagnosed case of shingles for pretty much all of April. After mostly ignoring a […]

Is Prayer A Significant Part of Your Counseling Ministry? When we are helping other Christians work through a relational crisis or an ongoing sin struggle, we will certainly want to walk them through the biblical principles that should inform their choices moving forward.  We will also want to remind them of the facets of the […]

Confession of sin is one of the harder things a believer does.  Confession is not natural to man. In confession, we set aside prideful self-defense, humbly acknowledge the reality of our sin, and embrace a willingness to make restitution to those we have harmed.  None of those things come with ease. It would be easier […]

I have a great passion for the ministry of biblical counseling.  The training I have received through ACBC (The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) has been invaluable to my ministry as a pastor, and seeing the Lord transform lives through His Word in the counseling room has been one of the true highlights of observing […]

“Consider for a moment which comes easier for you: a critical thought towards someone who has failed to meet your expectations, or a word of encouragement to a fellow sinner also in need of grace? Now consider God’s will for His Church: “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as […]

Editor’s Note: This is part two in a series. Part one may be found here. Not every “fix-it” project turns out well.  Last year CNN published an article about art restoration projects that turned out less than ideal, like the repairs made to a fresco of Jesus in Borja, Spain: In 2012, the efforts of […]

When a counselee graduates from the discipleship counseling process, I encourage him to continue in the spiritual disciplines and patterns he has developed in the counseling process. Sometimes it is easy to forget the things that most help us walk with God, so I have put together a brief list of essentials for the spiritual […]

Whether you are someone struggling with trials and/or sins, or you are a counselor helping a person who is struggling with trials and/or sins, you must be careful not to read the Bible with a “fix-it” mentality.  What I mean is that you must be cautious of reading God’s Word in such a way that […]

Arthur Lampitt was driving his tan Ford Thunderbird to work one July morning in 1963 when he was involved in a car accident so bad that he was reported as dead on the local radio station. It had been raining and his car tires need replacing — in fact, he’d tried to get them replaced […]