Biblical Counseling for Women

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

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

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!

The Weight of Dreams

When I began in ministry and began this blog, I had no experience in founding a corporation or directing a biblical counseling ministry. Although I was a young mom with the equivalent of an Associates's Degree in Bible, a few years of being the director of a women's...

Yet I Found Mercy …

I live every day with the knowledge that I found mercy for the sake of others. So, likewise, I found mercy for your sake, dear reader.

Preposterous Promise

God gently says, “Is anything impossible for the LORD?”

Cookie Cutter Ending

During that dark time, God brought us many allies, many brothers and sisters in Christ, for which we remain ever thankful.

The Lord Knows

Every worry, every doubt, every mountain overcome.

Praying with Conviction

What Colors Our Prayers? I was reminded recently of my cousin who attended the local university where I grew up. He lived in an all men’s dorm at the time. There was one fellow who really wanted to be married. He started praying for a wife and as time passed felt...

A Plea To Read

“When suffering comes, we can be left with little, if any, foundation to stand on if we have not been careful to include regular times of reading and study of God’s word.”

Wolves Among Sheep

When the aim of the counselee changes from how I can feel better about my situation to one of a desire to grow and change to become Christ-like, wonderful things will happen.

To Be Like Enoch…

He walked close enough to God to walk into eternity.

Choices

Which brother are we like?

Cain, who proudly thought he was good enough to approach God on his own merits or,
Abel, who realized his great need and humbly brought the sacrifice that God required.

Faith in the Creator

Take comfort that His creation is all around us to remind us of who He is and what He is capable of. He has not left us here alone. He has a purpose and a plan.

Faith Crisis

We never doubted that we would spend a week at the lake. The minute my sisters and I got into the car with our suitcases we were already at the lake.

The Truth Shall Set You Free

…often, these “Christian” books written for women assist in feeding our flesh and promoting self-help.

Living in an Emotionally Abusive Marriage

Abuse is not a marriage issue, it is an issue of the heart between the abuser and God, as well as between the abused spouse and God.

Beware the Tongue — Communication on Fire

...the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life...

One Hit Wonder — The Impact of a Single Song

. . . he was drawing himself back to the gospel.

Reseda — Purposeful Fiction

  Today, we showcase an interview done with Ruth L. Froese, a pastor’s wife and biblical counselor, about her recently released book. Froese holds an M.A. in biblical counseling and is certified with the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC)....

The Art of Listening

Austrian pianist, Alfred Brendel, once noted that “The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent'.” Listening is one of the most common areas of struggle in communication, and yet, it is also one of the essential habits of good communication! A Poor...

Why I Wrote Grief: Walking with Jesus

I’m excited to announce that on September 28, 2018, P & R Publishing will release my newest book (book 16): Why a Second Book on Grief? In a moment, I’ll answer the question, “Why did I write this book?” But first, a preliminary question: “Why a second book on...

Women in Biblical Counseling Series, Interview with Paula Higuchi

Today we interview Paula Higuchi.
Q: Paula, please tell us about yourself.
A: I serve as the director and counselor of the Biblical Counseling Center of Maui. I received my B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Master’s University, my M.A. in Biblical Counseling from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and got certified through ACBC in 2015.

I am born and raised in Hawaii, where Maui has been my home for most of my life. I have been a member at Kahului Baptist since I was ten years old. In 2016, our church launched a biblical counseling center where I have been honored to serve as the director and counselor. My hobbies and interests outside of ministry include enjoying the outdoors and different landscapes Maui has
to offer, spending time with my friends, playing tennis, drinking coffee, eating local food, and reading a good book.