Should Spiritual Warfare Affect our Biblical Methodology in Counseling?

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. It is wise and good to consult with your healthcare professionals if you have any physical or mental issues. These are solely my opinions and are not to be taken as absolute. Thanks for reading!  Ever since the Fall of Man, humanity has struggled with the operations of... Continue Reading →

Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Anxiety in an Anxious World

The Bible discusses two types of fear: healthy, God-honoring fear and irrational, cowardly fear. The first type of fear is the fear of the Lord. For instance, the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom (Prov. 9:10), it leads to life and peace (Pro. 19:23), and is a powerful emotion for our good (2... Continue Reading →

6 Strategies for Developing Proper Care in Counseling

There are at least six biblical strategies for developing a caring relationship with your counselees. They include trusted friendship, giving proper advice, expressing honor and love, demonstrating care through action, meeting their daily needs, and showing respect. The first strategy is a trusted friendship. The Bible includes many verses on friendship (Lk. 6:31; Rom. 12:10;... Continue Reading →

Five Important Aspects to Establish in Christian Counseling

What issues should be covered in an introductory session with a counselee regardless of the counseling issue? The first session is paramount to a healthy counseling relationship. It establishes a connection between the counselor and the counselee. For instance, the counselee may actively discern if the counselor is congenial and willing to support them throughout... Continue Reading →

Biblical Counseling and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Jesus said, “Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away (Matt. 24:35).” This is a powerful and clear statement that the word of God is “sufficient and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness so that the individual may be complete, equipped for every good work (2 Tim.... Continue Reading →

The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Christian Life

The role of the Holy Spirit in the Christian life is multifaceted: to give life, power, purification, revelation, and guidance to believers.[1] In this essay, I will explain each of these characteristics and how they are important in the counseling process. God gives life to all creatures. The psalmist said, “When you send forth your... Continue Reading →

Six Characteristics of God that Help in Counseling

There are at least six attributes that describe God. They are: wrath, mercy, holiness, omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. These attributes are theologically important and ought to be applied practically for life and counseling. I will briefly explain each one and how they are pertinent to our conversations with counselees. The first attribute, God’s wrath, is... Continue Reading →

During Times of Great Difficulty, God Is All You Need To Be Encouraged

We can often feel overwhelmed by our circumstances. For many people, the pressure of finals, school, traveling, and holiday seasons can get us down. For me, I can get overwhelmed with traveling. Several years ago, my wife, son, and I flew to Ukraine and had a wonderful time. It was great, believe me! But on... Continue Reading →

What does the Bible say about Suicide?

Did you know that every year over 40,000 people commit suicide? On average, about 8 out of 10 individuals who take their life are males, and the majority of them are ethnically white--followed by American Indians, Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics. Moreover, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults--killing more people than... Continue Reading →

Godly Sorrow Leads To A Healthy Spiritual Transformation

The Israelites understood that the state of their relationship with the Lord was contingent upon the covenant they had with Him. If they rebelled against God by refusing to keep His commandments and served false gods, they were judged (Num. 32:15; Deut 28:36, 2 Chr. 7:19; Jer. 9:13). These judgments consisted of God sending plagues... Continue Reading →

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