When the Last Fledgling Flies

Common Issues in Biblical Counseling, Part Five For most of us, years seem to fly by. When the last child leaves home, it’s common for parents to meet reality with contradictory emotions. You might be asking yourself, How did we get here? This particular life transition comes with major change. It can be confusing to […]

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Where Does all the Noise Come From?

Common Issues in Biblical Counseling, Part Four When we imagine ourselves as independent, we become captivated with our own plans. We pursue greatness for ourselves instead of giving glory to God. We want more money, bigger homes, newer cars, and better health. Our riddled calendars and unrealistic agendas reflect our lust after all these things. When […]

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Are You Held Captive to Guilt?

Common Issues in Biblical Counseling, Part Three From a biblical perspective, guilt is black or white. You’re either guilty or not guilty. God has said that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). James says, “If you violate one portion of the law, you have violated the whole law.” […]

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Is Hurt Your Best Friend?

Common Issues in Biblical Counseling, Part Two It’s impossible to live in a fallen world with broken people and not deal with hurt. Simply put, we hurt others and we are hurt by others. When people treat you wrongly or outright sin against you, how do you react? Our responses can range from withdrawing, fear […]

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When Trouble Comes Your Way

Common Issues in Biblical Counseling, Part One Do you have problems that seem too great to bear? Do you wonder if there is a way out of your circumstances? In our humanness, we all yearn for a life free from trials and when we are confronted with the loss of a loved one, unemployment, or […]

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Contentment, Part Six

The Secret of Contentment In Part Five of this series we looked at unbelief as the source of discontentment. Discontentment is a sin; it denies the right of God to do with us as He wills and it ignores the promise that God will never allow us to suffer more than we are able. (1 Cor. […]

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Contentment, Part Five

The Source of Discontentment Why do we as believers often struggle with discontentment? What is the source of discontentment? In Part Four, we looked at the character of God as the foundation for contentment and how most times, people lack knowledge of God’s identity, God’s nature, and God’s character. Simply put, the consistency of our […]

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