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
If you are looking to understand a biblical model of change, How People Change by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp will help you grasp the dynamics of the change process, from the role circumstances play to our responses to God and other people in the midst of life. Lane and Tripp hold up the Person and Work of Christ and our relationship … Read More
Despite all the festivities, the holiday season can be a down time for many. Whether it’s seasonal or persistent, mild or severe, Ed Welch’s book, Depression, helps us, as the subtitle suggests, to look up from the stubborn darkness. This is an excellent resource for helping people living with depression to see Jesus, the One who promises never to leave His people.
Ed Welch points the way forward for people who are battling addictions in his book Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave. Welch states that “addictions are ultimately a disorder of worship” and “since all Scripture addresses our fundamental disorder of worship, all Scripture is rich with application for the addict” (xvi). If you are struggling with an addiction, or want to help someone … Read More
At R:TC, ‘biblical counseling’ essentially means fellow image bearers talking together about our relationship with Jesus Christ and how that relationship relates to every aspect of our lives. Although you do not have to be a Christian to talk to a biblical counselor at R:TC, our biblical counselors will seek to help you overcome spiritual or emotional concerns by applying … Read More
If you are suffering or know someone who is, you might be wondering how God’s grace relates to suffering. Many hurting people and those who help them have been encouraged by David Powlison’s article “God’s Grace and Your Sufferings,” found in the book Suffering and the Sovereignty of God. Powlison gave a talk on this at a Desiring God Conference in … Read More