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Biblical (Nouthetic) Counseling

Nov 15, 2017

Over the past 50 years the idea of esteeming one's self has had a tremendous influence on the Christian church. Today many pastors, psychologists and counselors teach that a negative self image is the basis of nearly all psychological problems and it even leads to sinful behavior. Part 1

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Nov 1, 2017

I hated counseling. I didn't know what to do when a church member said they were depressed, anxious, fearful or had an anger problem. I tried to convince myself that I was a pastor not a counselor, but I couldn't escape the fact that the Bible is a crisis-orient/problem-oriented book. So I began my search for...


Oct 15, 2017

Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages, has been read by millions of believers. While I disagree, for biblical reasons his basic premise, Chapman does give some good advice. For example, just like there are many languages there are many ways to express love and it is important to be conscientious of the way your...


Oct 9, 2017

The early 1960s was the beginning of the psychologizing of the Christian faith. Integration was the key word. Christian theology needed psychology and psychology needed Christian theology. Psychology would help us better understand man’s behavior and theology would help us better interpret psychology. The one...


Sep 25, 2017

Celebrate Recovery was developed by Associate Pastor of Saddleback Church, John Baker. Baker states C.R. is adapted from the twelve suggested steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Rick Warren states the principles on which C.R. are based are given to us by Jesus in the Beatitudes. Were the founders of A.A. Christians and do...