Is Divorce Ever an Option in the Christian Life?

Case study: [1] Julie and Tim have been married for 10 years. In the last year, Tim has been verbally abusive towards her. Just last week, Tim went completely crazy. Julie told him to cut the grass outside and Tim got upset and started yelling at her. As he yelled and became more frustrated, he threw his phone at her. He missed her,... Continue Reading →

Christian Counselors and Medical Professionals: A Symbiotic Relationship

I think its vital to work alongside a physician to help someone cope with their depression. An important distinction to make from the beginning with the doctor, however, is what constitutes as an organic problem versus a non-organic problem. For instance, let’s say Billy (fictional name) is suffering from thyroid deficiency and that’s why he feels depressed. Because this deficiency... Continue Reading →

Are Anti-Depressants the Answer for Depression?

Case Study: Let's say there is a 45 year old female named Sarah (Fictitious name). She told you she was terribly sad and has a lot of trouble keeping up with life. She came to you seeking biblical counseling. Sarah has several friends who received anti-depressants from their family doctor. The medicine seemed to help, but... Continue Reading →

Slaying the Dragon: How to Counsel Porn Addicts with Grace

Case Study: Let's say your friend, whose name we will call Erik, admits to you his need for help in the area of porn addiction. He discovered it on a trip out of town when some of his friends showed it to him on their phones. Since then, Erik has frequently looked at pornography. The... Continue Reading →

7 Virtues of the Christian Life

Hebrews 13:1-6 Passage  1. Christians are transformed to love others (v.1)  Story: During the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, sentenced a soldier to be shot for his crimes. The execution was to take place at the ringing of the evening curfew bell. However, the bell did not sound. The soldier's fiancé had... Continue Reading →

How to Share the Gospel with Muslims

  I just finished reading Thabiti Anyabwile's book The Gospel for Muslims.  The author has a first-hand experience of what it's like interacting with Muslims and sharing Christ's love to them. This book will help equip the average Christian who wants to share his or her faith, but isn't sure how. Thabiti gives a concise overview of what... Continue Reading →

The Infinitely Majestic God

Did you know humans are created in the image and likeness of God? The Bible supports this concept. Read Genesis 1:26-27. "Then God said, 'Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and... Continue Reading →

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." - Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)  I am grateful to live in the Midwest. I can enjoy all four seasons of the year: fall, winter, spring, and summer.... Continue Reading →

Answering Sam the Skeptic’s Objection to the Resurrection of Jesus

If you don’t believe Jesus was God, then how do you explain the historical fact that his tomb was empty, there were several eyewitnesses to his postmortem appearances, and many of his disciples died for their faith? SAM THE SKEPTIC: Personally, I don’t even think Jesus existed. First, no secular evidence outside the Bible supports the... Continue Reading →

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