Biblical Counseling for Women

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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!

Is My Relationship Healthy?

As a Biblical Counselor I am frequently faced by people with relationship problems. They receive help with the immediate issue, and then are taught the marks of a healthy relationship.

Letting Your Kids Fly!

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6

Grace and Mercy, Mercy and Grace

The more I grow and change, and the more I begin to peek behind the curtain of my own heart, the more I begin to experience the glory of God.

Doubting the Love of God

Have you ever been there? Have you been in the midst of some difficult circumstances and wondered if God loves you? Or, have you ever believed that you sinned so greatly that God could never love you or accept you? Some of you have, I know.

On Eagles Wings…

Are you discouraged today? Discouragement is a thief of joy and brings with it thoughts, beliefs, and desires that are untrue. Everyone has occasional reason to be discouraged, and when this happens we tend to become introspective.

Obtaining an Inheritance

I think we often struggle with really grasping these big theological truths because we are so temporally oriented. We do tend to live in today, and since we have never experienced anything like “eternal life” before we struggle to put it into a context we can understand.

A View From the Pig Sty

The Prodigal Son of Luke 15 is a very interesting story. I like how Jesus illustrated His teachings by the use of parables. One aspect of this particular parable has hit closer to home than I care to admit…

Infant Loss

I received a call that is every parent’s worst nightmare. Our babysitter communicated to me that she put Christian down for a nap, but he didn’t wake up.

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.


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.