Audio from Domestic Abuse Q&A Panel

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This panel discusses identifying abuse in marriage, encouraging women’s voices in complementarian churches to prevent abuse, healing wounds from past abuse, and the significance of bodily weaknesses to abuse. Panelists include Ruth Bauman, a long-time counselor with R:TC; Bryan Pickering, pastor for Care & Counseling at Bethlehem Baptist Church’s downtown campus; and Kirsten Christianson, counselor and abuse consultant. The panel … Read More

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Was your Valentine’s Day Disappointing?

Cache BarnesStiring Stories

Through my counseling ministry, I have learned that holidays can be particularly disappointing for believers. We live in a world that is hard, scary, and sometimes downright hurtful. Yesterday the world offered us cliche and commercial messages of love. For some, these messages might have led to greater service and love for their spouses. For others, the messages led to … Read More

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Eyes To See – Rejoicing And Weeping Together!

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Romans 12:15 “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” New Sight for 2019 Like every year before it, 2018 was filled with both joy and sadness. This was certainly my experience. And if you are like most people I know, it was yours too. Many of you expressed thankfulness for the stories of redemption we shared last … Read More

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A Stirring Story of Thanks

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I hope you have enjoyed a few of the stories of what God is doing at and through R:TC. Many of you have shared your responses, from tears of gratitude to conviction of cynicism. As I hear this feedback and see your giving and prayers for us, I am overwhelmed with thankfulness to our God. I want to share one more, very … Read More

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A Stirring Story of Service

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Greetings from everyone at R:TC, At R:TC we believe that community is vital for Christians, especially for people who desperately need change, restoration, and reconciliation. Hebrews 10:25 says that believers should meet together regularly for encouragement. James 5:20 invites believers to enter messy situations to bring truth to brothers and sisters who have wondered from it. Community is in the … Read More

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A Stirring Story of Change

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Greetings from everyone at R:TC, People sometimes come to R:TC curious if Biblical Counseling “works.”  I have heard different questions such as, “Is it ‘real’ counseling?” Or “Can we trust non-licensed counseling?” We desire to be patient and understanding of these curiosities. Our best answer to those questions are stories of real and true change that ripple in ways that are undeniable. … Read More

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A Stiring Story of Hope

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Greetings from everyone at R:TC, As the counseling director at Redemption: Twin Cities, I have the privilege of hearing stories of redemption and transformation.  The best stories come from people who are still very much in process.  They haven’t arrived.  They struggle deeply.  Change isn’t quick.  Growth seems so small.  And yet it is so evident the Holy Spirit is … Read More

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Stirring Stories of God’s Work at R:TC

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Greetings from everyone at R:TC, I am grateful for your partnership, and excited to share a few stories with you over the next few weeks. These stories express our gratitude for you and show how your prayers and financial support have been at work in and through R:TC. As I reflect on 2018 I give thanks to God for his … Read More

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We are excited about what God has done and is Doing at R:TC!

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Since opening our doors in 2014, many people, some of you, have come alongside our ministry to provide biblical counseling to the Body of Christ and to the cities. In our counseling rooms we have heard some of the heaviest stories of abuse and betrayal as well as the most beautiful stories of redemption. In these past four years our … Read More

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How Do I Choose a Biblical Counselor?

Bryan PickeringBiblical Counseling

Trying to decide on a biblical counselor? The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) has put together a list of eight questions that you should ask of any prospective biblical counselor: How would you describe your approach to counseling? How do you understand people’s problems? How do you help them grow and change through counseling? Please describe the process. What books … Read More

Bryan PickeringHow Do I Choose a Biblical Counselor?