Biblical Counseling for Women

We are passionate about the critical need for heart change in order to see true life change.

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Welcome to Biblical Counseling for Women!

If you’re a long-time visitor, you’ll notice things look a bit different around here, and that’s right – Biblical Counseling for Women just got a whole new makeover! We are so excited to get this ministry page back up and running, with great expectations that it will bring encouragement and hope to each person who comes across the page. Here is a quick word from our founder, Dr. Julie Ganschow:

"Hello friends!

I am so excited for the re-launch of BC4Women! The blogs have a fresh, new face and the topics have been updated to meet the current needs and interests of our community. You’ll find new authors and old familiar ones whose writing you have grown to trust and appreciate. It is my pleasure to unveil the face of our ministry specifically to the women of God. I hope and pray you find help, healing, and hope here!”
– Julie

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Everyone has problems from time to time, and sometimes we need a little bit of help to get through the rough spots.

That’s where Biblical Counseling comes in. Biblical Counseling is intensive discipleship. It is seeking deeply after God’s wisdom in His Word to find His solutions to life’s problems.

Here at Biblical Counseling for Women, we seek to encourage you, challenge you, and champion you on in this beautiful journey through our writing. Join us!

Check out our most recent blogs below!

We Are His Workmanship

When voices of the world or the one that loops in our own minds; when we sin or are sinned against; when our circumstances shift or we when face a crisis – our self-perception, even as Christ followers, can be fragmented or incomplete.

Motherhood

The love, guidance, and values a mother instills in her children have the potential to shape their character and future. So, moms, allow Scripture to be your ‘influencer,’ and you, too, can be an ‘influencer’ to your children.

I am Strong but I am Tired

Maybe being strong was never an option. Life can be like that for some, and you begin to wonder if anyone sees what it takes for you to keep moving forward, knowing you will, but it’s hard… you don’t always know where to start to regain your balance.

Spiritual Slumpiness

Have you ever hit a spiritual slump? Spiritual Slumpiness is defined as: Being dissatisfied with your current state of spiritual growth and change but not feeling like doing much about it.

Feeling Overwhelmed?

Worry, worry, worry. We worry about today, we worry about tomorrow. We worry about the bills, the future, the conflicts at home and abroad, and the economy. I know a woman who has spent a large part of her life as a habitual worrier.

Hardships and Faith

When the cupboard is empty and the bank account is too, you may have a hard time imagining how you will see God’s faithfulness and how He will provide for your needs

Oh The Wonderful Cross

What is the cross to you? When you see it in your church or in your minds eye what do you see? As a child in my former religion, the cross always had a “Jesus” hanging on it looking tortured and grim. When I became a Christian I learned that Protestant churches typically don’t have a “Jesus” hanging on the cross because we believe that He rose again and that is our focus.

What is Biblical Forgiveness?

Forgiveness is not a feeling, forgiveness is an act of faith. It’s an act of the will that triumphs over the feeling to not be forgiving and the feeling to seek revenge or remain bitter.

Poisoned by Bitterness

Have you ever been approached by someone who told you something about yourself that was not good? I have had this experience and I take them what is said seriously in the moment, and afterward I take some time to examine my heart with respect to what was discussed. I believe that is a spiritually healthy response when something someone says or does affects me this way.

Living the Legalist Lie

I see legalism as one of the most difficult issues to help a counselee to understand in the counseling process. When I meet with a woman for counseling I can hear legalism embedded in the language she uses even though she may not realize she is a legalist.

Praying in the Midst of Fear, Worry, & Anxiety

When in the grip of an anxiety attack that is a logical prayer! However, the greater question is, is it biblical? I understand the risk of asking such a question, as it may upset and alienate some of you. When we are miserable and hurting it is natural to desire relief.

Having A Discontented Heart

People I encounter daily are discontented with something so if you are discontent today you are not alone! The worship and passionate pursuit of Christ has become a worship and desperate search for material things. The hearts of many Believers have become focused on acquiring all kinds of stuff! Sadly enough, those hearts are quickly discontented even when they get all the stuff they desire.

Living in Freedom

I am freed from the shackles of performance-oriented Christianity. In living for Him there is no more fear of man, for since I am behaving in ways that are God-focused all those around me are reaping the harvest of my love for God and my obedience to His Word.

Hope In Hard Times

As I read and watch the nightly news one thing becomes more and more evident- life is hard. It really does appear that our world is on an ugly trajectory and that the troubles we encounter will only increase as we rocket toward the end of days.

Freed From the Past

Do you really understand what this means? That regardless of what you were before you were saved, regardless of your prior sinful habits, you have been changed. Isn’t this tremendously encouraging to you?

The Pain of Rejection

Have you been rejected? There is nothing quite as painful as being told verbally or otherwise that you are not wanted or needed.

When Christian Kids Reveal They Aren’t

I know today’s blog will hit painfully close to home for some of you. You are the parent of a child or children that you have raised in a Christian home. However, if you are really honest with yourself you question if all that you poured into them actually stuck. What began as a little nagging question in your mind has over time become a roar of concern as you watch your kids make one worldly choice after the next

Out With the Old

Another New Year’s Eve is upon us. The time that we make all sorts of promises to ourselves about things we will or won’t do in the coming year.

Christmas Wars

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when we enjoy time with our friends and family at Christmas- themed gatherings. At least that is a reality for some Christians but not all of us. Many Christ followers find religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas to be difficult times to spend with family; especially if family members are unbelievers.

Surrounded by Thorns

Have you even been walking through the woods or working in the yard only to suddenly feel a cut on your arm or leg? Upon further investigation, you realize that you have just crossed paths with a thornbush. Although small, thorns certainly can inflict pain, causing you to change direction. When the Bible speaks of hedges or thorns, they have a similar purpose.