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Can’t the Local Church Do This?

Mailbag: Are the spiritual gifts to the elders sufficient to meet the church counseling needs? Should more elders acknowledge their God-given sufficiency to counsel? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want to comment on this content, go… Continue Reading …

Some Days You Need to Feel Like a Counselee

Sometimes the Lord puts you in situations that humble you. Other times it’s your decisions that put there, but either way, it’s critical to learn from these moments. The humbled heart is a grateful heart. How are your struggles teaching you a humility that leads… Continue Reading …

How to Counsel Non-Christians With God’s Word

God’s Word is perfect for helping non-Christians. Learning how to use it to serve unbelievers is critical to your evangelistic efforts. Here are a few ideas to assist you in bringing God’s Word to bear on those who do not know Jesus. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

The Simplest Counseling Advice You’ll Ever Receive

If you are discipling someone, I’d like for you to share this article with them. You will not find better counseling advice than what I’m going to share. I have also included a few assessment questions that will help you to care for them more… Continue Reading …

Counseling Is Not the Best Option For Change

Receiving counseling can be a good idea. But if you place the weight of your long-term change on a brief season of counseling, you will be sorely disappointed. Counseling office success should never shoulder the primary responsibility of transformation for anyone. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

When Is Enough, Enough? The Hardest Thing You Will Ever Do.

Everybody you love will not change into people that love God and others more than themselves. How you respond to this fact will determine the kind of rest you experience in your soul and how you relate to the unchanging person. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

What to Do When Counseling Is Not Going Anywhere

Every person that you meet will not change after you talk to them. Your dilemma will be deciding on how long you should continue with them or terminating your care for them. This issue requires wisdom, as each situation is different. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Mind Mapping a Lady with a Small God

The path to a “small god” begins in childhood. It leads to self-reliant living, which is always destructing to relationships. The way out of this type of dysfunction is possible with a little help from competent friends. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

Rick, Why Won’t You Counsel Another Way?

A counselee asked why I won’t counsel another way. She discerned a death feel to my counseling, and she was struggling. Though she does not disagree with my counseling approach, she did feel compelled to share her internal angst with me. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Do I Need to Be Certified to Become a Counselor?

The question is, “Do I need to be certified to be a counselor?” The answer is, “No, not necessarily. You are already certified.” Let me explain, speaking from a Christian worldview. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: There Is No Passing or… Continue Reading …

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