But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 17 November 2019 18:00

Healing for the Holidays

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A Holiday Message from Bob 

Thanksgiving. Christmas. New Years. It’s that time of year—six weeks of festivities. However, holidays are not festive for everyone. So, in past years, I’ve posted a several-part blog series entitled Healing for the Holidays. By God’s grace,...

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5 top Christian blog posts of the week—posts on physical abuse, sex in marriage, schizophrenia, special needs children, and more by Jim Newheiser, Kevin Carson, Charles Hodges, Desiring God, and more.

Educating Your Elders About Abuse 

What do you do if you are in an abusive relationships,...

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019 18:00

119 Biblical Counseling Resources: Truth for Life

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A Word from Bob:I’ve taken today’s blog post fromThe Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources2019 Editionwhich includes 690 resources on scores of biblical counseling and Christian living topics. The entire 160-page PDF resource document is availablehere.

13 Blog Posts with...

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A Word from Bob:I’ve taken today’s blog post on 5 Resources on the Sufficiency of Scripture and Biblical CounselingfromThe Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources2019 Editionwhich includes 690 resources on scores of biblical counseling and Christian living topics. The...

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Monday, 11 November 2019 18:00

18 Resources on the Methodology of Biblical Counseling

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A Word from Bob:I’ve taken today’s blog post on 18 Resources on the Methodology of Biblical CounselingfromThe Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources2019 Edition which includes 690 resources on scores of biblical counseling and Christian living topics. The entire 160-page...

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Sunday, 10 November 2019 18:00

7 Resources on a Theology of Biblical Counseling

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A Word from Bob:I’ve taken today’s blog post on 7 Resources on a Theology of Biblical CounselingfromThe Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources—2019 Editionwhich includes 690 resources on scores of biblical counseling and Christian living topics. The entire 160-page...

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5 top Christian blog posts of the week—posts on suffering, counseling resources, worry, and more by Paul Tautges, Kevin Carson, Trevin Wax, and more.

Announcing BiblicalCounselor.Com 

Pastor Kevin Carson just announced a new site that aggregates (is that a verb?) blog posts by, related to,...

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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 00:39

Murderer Called to Ministry

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That’s quite a shocking headline, huh? “Murderer Called to Ministry.”

Without any context, you might have one of several possible responses…

  • “What! Some sins permanently disqualify a person from ministry. This is heresy, unsafe, and unwise!” 
  • “Wow! What...

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Monday, 04 November 2019 18:00

Are You Overwhelmed with Sorrow Over Sin? Jesus Restores!

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I’ll never forget his words.

“Some sins are so deep that even the love of God can’t reach them.”

My counselee knew that these were lies from Satan—the accuser of the brethren. Yet, he still struggled to receive Christ’s grace and forgiveness.

An Exclamation Point on...

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imageA Word from Bob:Today’s post is Part 7, and our final post, in a week-long blog mini-series on Reformation Week and the life and ministry of Martin Luther. You can read Part 1here: How Do We Find Peace with a Holy God? You can read Part 2here: Luther’s Spiritual Separation Anxiety. You...

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 20:00

Luther Staked His Life on Christ: Reformation Week, Part 6

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imageA Word from Bob:Today’s post is Part 6 in a week-long blog mini-series on Reformation Week and the life and ministry of Martin Luther. You can read Part 1here: How Do We Find Peace with a Holy God?You can read Part 2here: Luther’s Spiritual Separation Anxiety. You can read Part 3here: A...

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A Word from Bob:Today’s post is Part 5 in a week-long blog mini-series on Reformation Week and the life and ministry of Martin Luther. You can read Part 1here: How Do We Find Peace with a Holy God?You can read Part 2here: Luther’s Spiritual Separation Anxiety. You can read Part 3here: A...

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Monday, 28 October 2019 20:00

Works Do Not Work: Reformation Week, Part 4

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imageA Word from Bob: Today’s post is Part 4 in a week-long blog mini-series on Reformation Week and the life and ministry of Martin Luther. You can read Part 1here: How Do We Find Peace with a Holy God?You can read Part 2here: Luther’s Spiritual Separation Anxiety. You can read Part 3here: A...

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imageA Word from Bob:Today’s post is Part 3 in a week-long blog mini-series on Reformation Week and the life and ministry of Martin Luther. You can read Part 1here: How Do We Find Peace with a Holy God?You can read Part 2here: Luther’s Spiritual Separation Anxiety. This blog mini-series is...

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A Word from Bob:Today’s blog post is Part 2 in a week-long blog mini-series on Reformation Week and the life and ministry of Martin Luther. You can read Part 1here: How Do We Find Peace with a Holy God?This blog mini-series is taken from chapters 1 and 2 of my book,Counseling Under the...

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imageA Word from Bob:Today’s post begins a week-long blog mini-series on Reformation Week and the life and ministry of Martin Luther. People know October 31 by at least three names: Halloween, the Eve of All Saints Day, and Reformation Day. People call it “Reformation Day” because on...

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A Word from Bob:I’ve taken today’s blog post on 12 Biblical Counseling Resources on Medication, Mental Health, and Mental Illness  fromThe Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources2019 Edition which includes 690 resources on scores of biblical counseling and Christian...

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Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:13

90 Biblical Counseling Resource Links

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I believe it’s important to connect biblical counselors to each other and to provide God’s people with links to biblical counseling resources. So, at the end of 2018 and in the beginning of 2019, I collated the following biblical counseling resources and links on my:

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Monday, 16 September 2019 06:18

11 Financial Stewardship Principles for Ministry Families

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Recently, a young man in the ministry reached out to me for some financial stewardship advice. I’ll paraphrase his request:

“Bob, watching your life and ministry, I’ve seen the Lord’s blessing on you. As a young man in the ministry, I’m wanting to plan wisely for taking...

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5 top Christian blog posts of the week—posts on Christ’s grace for past sin, His grace for sexual sin, Jesus in the OT, and more by Jonathan Dodson, David Powlison, Jesse Johnson, Denny Burk, and more.

Grace Works Backwards

Does your past in still haunt you? Then read this very candid and...

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 20:00

A Treasure Hunt!: The History of Biblical Counseling

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When I was in seminary in the early 80s (1980s, not 1880s), open warfare broke out over competing counseling models. During these debates, I was struck by the fact that no one was using church history as a guide to assess modern church counseling approaches. I kept thinking:

“Surely the church...

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Do you wonder how the shattered pieces of life can be put back together?

Tuesday evening, July 23, from 6:30-8:30 PM at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC (2101 Carmel Road), I’ll be presenting:

Beauty for Ashes:...

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5 top Christian blog posts of the week—posts on our victory in Christ, leaving and cleaving in marriage and family life, seeing Jesus face-to-face, and more by Tim Challies, J.D. Greear, Desiring God, Randy Alcorn, and more.

Claiming Victory Will Help You in the Fight

Pastor J.D. Greear...

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5 top Christian blog posts of the week—posts on teens and the gospel, praying for our kids at camp, being pro-life for the elderly, and more by Kevin Carson, Ellen Castillo, and more.

Teens and Fake Gospels 

At the Biblical Counseling Coalition, biblical counselor Ellen Castillo provides...

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Pastor Kyle Johnston at theBiblical Counseling Coalitionrecently reviewed my latest book, Raising imageKids in the Way of Grace. For info on the book and for free resources related to the book, you can visitRPM Ministries GRACEParenting here: http://bit.ly/GRACEparenting

You can read Kyle’s entire...

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