Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Cross Addiction

Cross addiction is your only hope, to point addicts to their only source of hope: Jesus Christ. Blog article by Justin Lakemacher of Redemption House.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Power and Control

Chris Moles explains the dynamics of power and control in abusive relationships

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Deeper Faith in the Midst of Grief

Jenn Chenn shares about knowing the Lord in a new way as she grieved after the sudden death of her father

Friday, 26 January 2018

Book Review: Marry Wisely Marry Well

Are you single and worried about marrying the wrong person? Or do you fear that if you were to get married, it would only end in divorce? Ernie Baker has written a hope-filled book to calm your worries and fears called Marry Wisely, Marry Well: A Blueprint for Personal Preparation. If marriage is a future possibility, regardless of your current relationship status, this book provides biblical wisdom for how to marry wisely and marry well. Continue reading

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

It is heartbreaking to see dear Christian women suffer in emotionally abusive marriages. This book suggests a biblical approach for helping them. All proceeds are for supporting Belgian gospel workers. The book is now available

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Forgiveness After Abortion

How can we care for women who have had an abortion and are suffering with regret and guilt. Julie Ganschow shares from her years of experience of helping these dear women.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Abuse - Heath Lambert's Story

Heath Lambert shares movingly about how the Lord brought life out of the darkness of abuse


Friday, 19 January 2018

Canadian conference - Hope in Suffering

Betty-Anne Van Rees invites us to join the Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition as they host a conference about having hope in suffering

Thursday, 18 January 2018

The Soul and Disability

When you support people with disabilities, do you ever wonder about the relationship of the soul to the disability. In this blog article for the Biblical Counseling Coalition, Lilly Park explores this with us

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Where is Your Hope

The tragic death of a young infant causes Suzanne Holland to reflect on where she places her hope

Monday, 15 January 2018

BCC Summit 2017: Disability and a Theology of the Body

Whether associated with painful disability or pleasurable delight, we want our experiences as bodily creatures to be understood through the lens of Scripture. If we are not guided carefully by Scripture it’s very easy to gravitate toward a distorted theology of the body that either exalts or demeans the body’s importance. This can lead to potential distortions in ministry to those struggling with disability. Continue reading:

Friday, 12 January 2018

4 Things I've Learned Counseling Addicts

Former heroine addict, Justin Lakemacher, of Redemption House shares 4 lessons he has learned while counselling addicts

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Review - How Not to Raise an Addict

Ellen Castillo reviews  Mark Shaw's booklet How Not to Raise an Addict. Helpful for those of you who are seeking insight into how to protect children from becoming addicts later in life.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Free Webinar - How to Change

Rick Thomas is offering a free webinar on how to change. The webinar is on Tuesday evening, EST. All the information about participating is here


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

How to view the Bible, Neuroscience, and Psychological Research

What place do neuroscience, research psychology, and the Bible have when we are seeking to understand and help people? In this post, Dr. Bob Kellemen examines these fields.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Grief and Loss

Julie Ganschow, of Reigning Grace Counseling Center, shares from personal experience and many years of walking alongside others about helping people through grief and loss.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Receiving Criticism - Ernie Baker

Criticism is painful. How do you process it without turning bitter? Even better, how do you think about criticism in a positive way? Ernie Baker shares the insights he has learned through his years of pastoral ministry.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

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Resources in Czech are available Didasko

A Small Book About a Big Problem Ed Welch




Every day of our lives we are surrounded by anger. From impatient drivers, to impatient people in a line, to conflict in personal relationships, anger is everywhere. In the counselling work that I do, I see the damage that anger does in the lives of countless people. Thankfully, many excellent books have been written about this subject that have been of invaluable help in counseling.

A Small Book About a Big Problem by Ed. Welch is such a book. Yet it is different to any other that I have read. It contains fifty meditations about anger with the purpose of helping the reader gain a heart of wisdom. Being written as meditations means that the reader can mull over the teaching on the subject and let it penetrate into his or her life. Welch defines anger as judging others as guilty and being easy on self, and argues that we need to judge self and run to wisdom while being a humble servant of Jesus and others.

As I read the book, I could see four broad areas that were covered:

The Nature of Anger
Welch explains the nature of anger, what it looks like, that it is against God, that it affects others and destroys, that is from Satan, that is learned from others, and that is seen in grumbling, complaining, and jealousy.

The Need for Wisdom
Instead of living in anger, the meditations teach the need for wisdom, for humility, the importance of thankfulness, and the importance of submitting to God's will.

God's Anger
Welch describes God's anger, shows how it is different to human anger, shows how Jesus was angry, and that God is the perfect Judge and will judge.

Relating Well to Others
Welch reflected on how to live in a different way than in anger. He writes about the need for forgiveness from God, forgiveness from and to others, how to talk to God when we are angry, understanding what it means that we are forgiven by God, the difference that the work of the Lord on the cross makes for our anger, the importance of blessing others, the importance of dealing with our own hearts and seeking to understand others, and dealing with the human tendency to blame.

A Small Book About a Big Problem is an excellent book of fifty meditations about anger. As it explains the nature of anger, the need for wisdom, God's anger, and how to relate well to others, the reader is helped gain a heart of wisdom and deal with his or her anger in a constructive way that is honouring to the Lord. The meditations make it easy for the reader to reflect on the content and to see how to apply it to life. Since it is written as meditations, it is a very useful book that can be given to people we help as they seek to let the Lord change their responses to the temptations to anger in their lives.



Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Joni Eareckson Tada joined the recent annual summit meeting of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Curtis Solomon reflects here on the summit, Joni's life, her legacy, and what it means for us to leave a legacy.


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

UK February Conference - Anger

In February, Biblical Counselling U.K. will be hosting a conference about dealing biblically with anger with Christopher Ash as speaker.

Monday, 1 January 2018

62 Gospel-Centered Books on Marriage, Marriage Counseling, and Pre-Marital Counseling

Bob Kellemen has kindly listed 62 gospel-centered book on marriage, marriage counselling, and pre-martial counselling. You can find the list here