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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. 230 When the Integrationist and Biblical Counselor Are Right

Ep. 230 When the Integrationist and Biblical Counselor Are Right

Shows Main Idea – A Supporting Member asked, How do I see Christ as so glorious that meeting my own needs fade? How do I help someone else put their needs in perspective? In my big hurts, I have tried meditating on Christ and His… Continue Reading …

Ep. 214 Getting to the Heart of the Matter With a Combative Couple

Getting to the Heart of a Combative Couple

Shows Main Idea – What you see with any person or couple that you’re helping is not the primary thing you must know. You need to understand how to penetrate the noise and chaos of their lives, and the insight to drill to the heart… Continue Reading …

Ep. 210 Six Non-negotiable Qualities of an Excellent Counselor

Shows Main Idea – Most Christians know that all Christians can counsel (Romans 15:14). Biblical counselors have been beating that drum for years. And we also know that there are gradations within the counseling demographic; some are formal, and others are informal counselors. The question is,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 188 The Vital Importance of the Counseling Window

Shows Main Idea – Biblical counseling is formulaic in many people’s minds. What I mean is that the conventional thought is that if you can get a person to a counselor, the counselee will change. This idea is not necessarily accurate; transformation depends on several… Continue Reading …

Ep. 177 An Exceptional Marriage Book for You

Shows Main Idea – Get Ready – For Your Best Marriage Now – If you are thinking about dating, courtship, or getting married, this could be the most important book you’ll ever read. I realize what I just wrote may come across as an overstatement or hyperbolic marketing, but… Continue Reading …

Ep. 171 Ministering to One Another Should be Supreme

Shows Main Idea – Rick preached this powerful message at Grace and Truth Community Church in Delaware. He was encouraging that body to be more intentional in their soul care endeavors. He said during the message that “the Bible calls you to live differently from… Continue Reading …

Ep. 170 Learning to Trust God While Caring for Others

Shows Main Idea – I was supervising one of our Mastermind students, and she was sharing about how she struggles with speaking the truth to those whom she disciples. Her concern was that she might say the wrong things, which could lead to hurting the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 166 Six Key Ideas When Starting a Counseling Ministry

Shows Main Idea – Starting a counseling ministry is a rewarding process. Knowing how to do it is critical. In this podcast, I share with you six key ideas to answer as you prepare to counsel others. This list is not exhaustive. If you would… Continue Reading …

Ep. 164 If You’re Serious about Change, Do These Things

Shows Main Idea – Nearly, without exception, people who come to counseling do not have dependable, competent companions surrounding them, who speak into their lives. There can be many reasons for this, of course. Here are a few dependable companions that I try to implement in… Continue Reading …

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