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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. 397 Webinar: How to Propose a Counseling Ministry to a Church

RMlogo Ep. 397 Webinar How to Propose a Counseling Ministry to a Church

Shows Main Idea – I belong to a local church and love biblical counseling. How do I propose a counseling ministry for our church, which does not have one? What are a few things I need to consider as I prepare a presentation to my… Continue Reading …

Ep. 389 Comprehensive Data-Gathering Is Crucial to Help Victims

Ep. 389 The Pivoting of the Abuse Culture Hurts Victims

Shows Main Idea – Helping the victims of abuse cannot be like looking down a tube, excluding comprehensive, peripheral data-gathering. We must believe the victim so much that we want to investigate every possible option to find the whole truth about the abuse so that… Continue Reading …

Ep. 339 What Is the Difference between Christian and Biblical Counseling?

Ep. 339 What Is the Difference Between Christian and Biblical Counseling

Shows Main Idea – Rick answers two questions in this episode. First, what is the difference between Christian counseling and biblical counseling? And do you have any updates on the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC) debacle from 2018? Understanding counseling and counseling movements are… Continue Reading …

Ep. 273 A Few Thoughts about My History with Jay Adams

Ep. 273 A Few Thoughts about My History with Jay Adams

Shows Main Idea – Jay Adams is the father of the biblical counseling movement. Every person who does biblical counseling today owes a debt of gratitude to Jay. He was the person the Lord chose to raise the flag of discipleship practices in the modern… Continue Reading …

Ep. 266 When Biblical Counselors Don’t Act like Biblical Counselors

Ep. 266 When Biblical Counselors Don't Act Like Biblical Counselors

Shows Main Idea – I recently posted a few concerns about the Duluth Model Power and Control Wheel in response to a biblical counselor who asked. This biblical counselor was okay with the critique and shared similar concerns. I then posted my concerns on the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 254 The Repercussions of Being a Certified Biblical Counselor

Ep. 254 The Repercussions of Being a Certified Biblical Counselor

Shows Main Idea – Test yourself: when you think of a certified biblical counselor, what comes to mind? The more direct question is, do you believe a certified biblical counselor is a skilled counselor? Within the biblical counseling world, there are options for a person… Continue Reading …

Ep. 241 What If I’m Not Smart Enough to Do Biblical Counseling?

Ep. 241 What If I'm Not Smart Enough to Do Biblical Counseling?

Show’s Main Idea – One of our students read one of our books in our Mastermind Program, and begin to wonder if he had the necessary IQ to do biblical counseling. The book is heady and requires a high level of reflective thinking to grasp… Continue Reading …

Ep. 238 The Battle over Naming Our Problems and Providing Answers

Ep. 238 The Battle Over Naming Our Problems and Providing Answers

Show’s Main Idea – Our problems are real. No reasonable person would argue this point. There are objective measures and observations that any rational and observant individual can make about a person or an issue. The tension comes when you give someone, who describes the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 235 Is It a Good Idea to Expect Pastors to Be Biblical Counselors?

Ep. 235 Will You Stop Expecting Pastors to Be Biblical Counselors?

Shows Main Idea – Should pastors have the skillset to do biblical counseling? I’m talking about an ability to care for all people in any situation, no matter the degree of difficulty. Though everyone can disciple and pastors should be able to do it better… Continue Reading …

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