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Case Study: The Sexually Abused

Janet was first sexually abused by a relative when she was 9-years old. The sex crime continued for almost three years. She never told anyone until her 30th birthday, when she revealed to her husband what had happened. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

Case Study: The Fearful Parent

Biff is a Certified Nutritionist by day and a fearful parent by night. He discovered his children have a disease that suppresses their immune system. Though his kids do not have any of the symptoms, Biff knows it’s incurable and possibly deadly. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Don’t Tell Anyone I’m In Counseling

Mable was clear when she called for counseling. Under no circumstances was her pastor to find out that she was seeking counseling for her situation. Her request for anonymity is not an unusual one for Christians in the church. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Are You Certified?

Biff and Mable got married 17 years ago. Their relationship has been floundering for most of those years. The boys are in their late teens, and Mable is facing the soon-to-be empty nest years with more dread than hope. Now that the boys are mostly… Continue Reading …

Case Study: To Date or Not to Date

Biffina is 18-years old. She is the oldest of four kids, and this is her first year at the local university. Her parents are solid Christians, and they have been faithful to teaching God’s Word to their children. They also have modeled it well before… Continue Reading …

What Is Discipleship? How Do You Do It? Why Does It Matter?

In recent local church history, discipleship is more about studying the Bible alone, but when all dysfunction breaks loose in a marriage or family, it’s time for counseling. This approach to caring for others is sad to me because discipleship has always been the church’s… Continue Reading …

Ep. 52 Twelve Characteristics of a Good Counselor

Shows Main Idea – What are the characteristics of a high-end, formalized counselor? There is a distinction between the call for every Christian to counsel (disciple) and a person who has the ability to counsel the hard and complicated people and situations. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 32 Mark Grant’s Experience through Our Training Program

Shows Main Idea – I sat down with Mark Grant to talk about his experience as he went through our two-year training program. He talked about the program, what God did to him, and what life has been like afterward. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Non-Negotiable “Musts” for Every Christian

On June 22-23, 2015 I led a two-day biblical counseling conference in Powell, WY at Trinity Bible Church. This episode is the first installment of the four-session conference. Show Notes You may read this article and listen to the podcast that explains the content of… Continue Reading …

How Can I Become a Biblical Counselor Like You?

Every Christian is a biblical counselor, but God did not create all believers equally. We have different gifts, and the Lord has various plans for all of us. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses while “filling up” your capacities according to the Lord’s design are vital… Continue Reading …