God’s Words for Our Ongoing Trials: Psalm 138

Case Study: Beverly’s preference was to avoid conflict. She was known as a hard worker and a kind-hearted person. Being in the room when people disagreed was uncomfortable for Beverly, much less when people disapproved of something she did. Unfortunately, Beverly...

What Happens When We Don’t Repent?

  I almost wrote, “What happens if we don’t repent,” but then why I insinuate that we might not resist repentance. But it is worth noting before we get started that repentance is a gift and a blessing—not a burden and a punishment. Before you read these seven...

Bible Verses on Anxiety

Effective Biblical Counseling can never be reduced to the question, “What does the Bible say about [topic]?” Both life and counseling require more than having the right answer to a question. Counseling (or Christian friendship that seeks to embody the “one another”...

What Fuels Your Engine?

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself… God cannot give us...

FAQ’s About Sex, Lust & the Gospel

  How should I think about sex? Here is a quote that I believe captures the glory of sex and cautions us against the over-emphasis of sex. “Our Christian task is to remember that every sexual union is profound.  It always points to the deeper union that we have...