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Ep. 418 Five Common Mistakes Abuse Counselors Make

Ep. 418 Five Common Mistakes Abuse Counselors Make

Shows Main Idea – There are some issues where it creates emotional tension if you speak honestly and transparently from two contrary perspectives. We tend to be on one side or the other. Fair and balanced becomes lost with some of our causes. Sometimes we… Continue Reading …

Practically Navigating the Contours to Help an Abuse Victim

Practically Navigating the Contours to Help an Abuse Victim

Patiently loving the abused while listening to their story to comprehend what happened to and in them is vital. Additionally, you will represent Jesus most effectively if you do not move faster than they can go. Of course, you want them to experience restorative freedom,… Continue Reading …

The Carefulness and Competence Needed When Helping the Abused

Micro and Macro Listening When Helping the Sexually Abused

Sexual abuse is one of the most devastating and complicating sin crimes that someone forces on another human being. Though I don’t fully understand the horror of this type of abuse because it has not happened to me, I’ve sat with many victims of sexual… Continue Reading …

Ep. 412 Do We Have to Twist Scripture to Help Victims of Abuse?

Ep. 412 Do We Have to Twist Scripture to Help Victims of Abuse

Shows Main Idea – A friend shared a video from a biblical counseling ministry where the leader spoke to women about the ministry’s views on helping them when abuse happens. My friend asked my opinion of the video, which I shared, and then decided it… Continue Reading …

Ep. 408 The Ten-Point Checklist When Abuse Happens

Ep. 408 The Ten-Point Checklist When Abuse Happens

Shows Main Idea – Abuse is one of the most common subjects discussed in our culture today. Knowing how to respond when someone abuses another person is vital, something every church and its members must become proficient at doing. In this episode, I walk through… Continue Reading …

Ep. 372 Critical Response to Grudem’s New View on Abuse and Divorce

Ep. 372 Counter-Argument to Grudem's New View on Abuse and Divorce

Shows Main Idea – A pastor asked about an interview with Wayne Grudem and the “Quick to Listen” podcast crew from Christianity Today where Wayne talked about his newly discovered third reason for divorce, which is in abuse cases. I produced a video response for… Continue Reading …

Ep. 370 A Practical Response to Sexual Abuse in the Church

Ep. 370 A Practical Response to Sexual Abuse In the Church

Shows Main Idea – Sexual abuse is one of the worst things that could happen to anyone. It’s worse when it occurs in the church because of the assumed protection and safety among God’s people. You want to respond appropriately to the abused, abuser, and… Continue Reading …

Ep. 351 Why Most Biblical Counselors Should Not Take on Abuse Cases

Ep. 351 Why Most Biblical Counselors Should Not Take On Abuse Cases

Shows Main Idea – Abuse cases continue to rise in the world and evangelical church. Christians are not impervious to the disastrous effects of abuse or the mishandling of abuse cases. Every week our ministry hears a story or receives a request from the abused,… Continue Reading …

Why the Term Emotional Abuse Is Unhelpful and Misleading

Why the Term Emotional Abuse Is Unhelpful and Misleading

Emotional abuse is real and painful. If ongoing, it can have a detrimental effect on your body and soul. Understanding emotional trauma biblically is vital, which is why the term “emotional abuse” is misleading, unhelpful, and sub-biblical. The Bible has a better way of thinking… Continue Reading …

Ep. 342 Interview with Rick Thomas and Julie Ganschow on Abuse

Ep. 342 Interview with Rick Thomas and Julie Ganschow on Abuse

Shows Main Idea – Abuse is a complex problem that requires extensive training and skilled counselors to help bring these situations to God-glorifying conclusions. In this interview, Rick Thomas talks with Julie Ganschow about her new book, “A Biblical Counselor’s Approach to Marital Abuse—Roadmap to… Continue Reading …

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