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Case Study: Freddie, The Flesh Cutter

Case Study_ Freddie the Flesh Cutter

Biff’s best friend, Freddie, is a practical joker. It is one of Freddie’s strengths that most people love. But, as in most cases, Freddie’s strength has become his greatest weakness. It seems you can never have a serious conversation with him. He’s sarcastic, mocks nearly… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Mable’s Search for Self-Esteem

Case Study_ Mable's Search for Self-Esteem

Mable said during one of her counseling sessions that her dad was unstable, which typically manifested as pouting or verbal outbursts toward her and her three siblings. Mable is nineteen now but remembers in vivid detail balling up in a fetal position many nights as… Continue Reading …

Case Study: I Will Forgive But Never Forget

Case Study_ I Will Forgive But I'll Never Forget

Mable caught her husband, Biff, with another woman. After months of counseling, tears, and repentance Biff has come clean with Mable and is working to restore his relationship with her, the Lord, and their children. Over the past year, he has sinned in many other… Continue Reading …

Case Study: When Thin Is In

Case Study_ Details – When Thin Is In

Mable has been a Christian for 25 years. She just turned 42 and is a member of a solid church. Mable’s husband divorced her nine years ago and she has not remarried. Her current dress size is zero. It is evident that Mable is thin,… Continue Reading …

Case Study: She Has an Anxious Need to Be Right

Case Study_ She Has an Anxious Need to Be Right

Mable is a perfectionist. Though her desire to be perfect is illogical and she is unable to maintain the high standard that she holds everyone else to, Mable is relentless in her pursuit to present herself in a manner that she wants others to perceive… Continue Reading …

Case Study: I Want Out Of This Marriage!

Case Study_ I Want Out of This Marriage

Mable called a Christian counselor because she was in a horrible marriage. At her first session, she did not hide how she felt about her husband. (He was not there.) It became apparent that Mable had one agenda: “I want out!” When she elaborated, she… Continue Reading …

Case Study: What About Biff?

Case Study_ What About Biff_

Mable has left Biff after 24 years of marriage. She cites Biff’s problems as ongoing anger issues, four episodes of physical abuse, mental manipulation, consistently demeaning her, embarrassing her in front of their five children, and his unwillingness to seek help. In addition to these… Continue Reading …

Case Study: He Cannot Lead His Wife

Case Study_ He Cannot Lead His Wife

You could sympathize with Mr. Wilson when his 45-year-old wife majestically swept into the study a step in front of him and tried—not entirely without success—to sit in the counselor’s chair. “Good morning,” she boomed. “We can’t imagine why you wanted to talk with us!”… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Don’t Tell the Elders or I’ll Lose My Job

Case Study_ Don't Tell the Elders or I'll Lose My Job

Biff wants to be a pastor. To make matters worse, his parents believe in a two-tier Christian system: those who are in the ministry and those who are not. Biff is now 32 years old. His identity is wrapped up in what he does for… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Practice Parenting With Adoptive Kids

Case Study Practice Parenting with Adoptive Kids

Mable was lamenting the fact her oldest daughter had gone astray. Janice seemed to have little interest in spiritual things. Mable was not sure what went wrong. She and Biff adopted Janice when she was 2-years old. They were married for five years and could… Continue Reading …