People come to biblical counselors for help for all different sorts of reasons. Some people have been comforted in times of difficulty by a substance to such an extent that they can no longer live without that substance. The relief of emotional pain may have come from food, alcohol, or even isolation from others. Others have been deeply hurt in life and come for help because their hurt has turned to anger and bitterness.Read More
We are excited to introduce our newest blogger here at Biblical Counseling for Women. Elizabeth Bowman is a student in Reigning Grace Counseling Center’s online training program.
Why Is It So Hard to Change Directions?
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” ~~ 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.Read More
Matthew Henry explains the nature of temptation “The heart is carried from that which is good, and enticed to cleave to that which is evil. It is first by corrupt inclinations, or by lusting after and coveting some sensual or worldly thing, estranged from the life of God, and then by degrees fixed in a course of sin.”Read More
The majority of the people that we see in biblical counseling are also in spiritual trouble to varying degrees. While the Bible does not present a theory of personality, it is clear on God’s viewpoint of man. In addition, the Bible gives us numerous insights regarding how God is intimately involved in the emotional and mental life of His people. Nothing escapes God’s notice–no thought, belief, desire, want, or perceived need. He is the one who restores us to health and wholeness when we are ill in any way. Most often, people who are diagnosed with some sort of mental disorder are soul sick, not brain sick.Read More