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Every Person Who Withholds the Truth Is Not Lying

Every Person Who Withholds the Truth Is Not Lying

A counseling office is a place for trust, truth, and honesty, but sometimes getting to this place is not straightforward. For example, a counselee may withhold the truth about themselves because they are not confident the counselor is trustworthy. They are vetting the counselor. Every… 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 …

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Here’s Some Advice

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up_ Here's Some Advice

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s not just a question for the high school graduate. I did not figure out what I wanted to be after I grew up until I was thirty-eight years old. Some of us are a… 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 …

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 …

An Educator Shares Her Perspective About Our Training

An Educator Shares Her Perspective About Our Training

Our Mastermind training course is an all-online curriculum that teaches Christians how to grow in their discipleship, biblical counseling practices. Recently, we had a seasoned educator, who is also a student in our program, provide her assessment and personal experience of our training course. Benefiting… Continue Reading …

What to Do When Your Biblical Counseling Is Harsh

What to Do When Your Biblical Counseling Is Harsh

If you are not able to counsel with tears, you’re not counseling the way Jesus did (Matthew 23:37; John 11:35). Biblical counseling is not as biblical as it needs to be if it does not happen in a context of compassion for the struggling soul.… Continue Reading …

Ep. 219 Peeking Behind the Scenes of Our Transformative Training

Ep. 219 Peeking Behind the Scenes of Our Transformative Training

Shows Main Idea – Our Mastermind Program is somewhat unique when it comes to training in biblical counseling. I say this because our program is not just an informational, academic curriculum. It is transformational for the student, which translates into more effective soul care for… Continue Reading …