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Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Eclecticism

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Nathan Dumlao

Welcome back to week 30. We hope the past week has been a blessed one for you. Last week we briefly considered the reality of guilt. God said, in His Word, that our guilt is real. Our feelings may hide our guilt, but they do not determine it. This week we will briefly consider the […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Guilt

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Ben White

Welcome back to week 29. We hope the past week has been a blessed one for you. Last week we briefly considered homework and its importance in a counseling / discipleship context.  This week we will briefly consider guilt. How does one deal with guilt in the context of counseling? What is “false guilt,” and does […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Homework

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Annie Spratt

Welcome back to week 28. We hope the past week has been a blessed one for you. Last week we briefly considered data gathering and its importance in a counseling / discipleship context. This week we will briefly consider homework and its importance in the counseling / discipleship process. Why is homework needed and what […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Data Gathering

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Markus Spiske

Welcome back to week 27. We hope the past week has been a blessed one for you. Last week we briefly considered involvement with others in a counseling / discipleship context. We saw that we ought to build empathetic involvement undergirded by the truth of Scripture applied to their life. This week we will briefly […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Counselee Involvement

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Kristina Tripkovic

Welcome back to week 26. We hope the past week has been a blessed one for you. Last week we briefly considered what we ought to do the first time we disciple (i.e., counsel) another. This week we will briefly consider how to develop involvement with others we are trying to counsel and help. When […]

Biblical Counseling: “How to” the first time

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Priscilla Du Preez

Welcome back to week 25. We hope the past week has been a blessed one for you. Last week we briefly examined Scripture’s Sufficiency and Biblical Counseling. We saw that the Scriptures are the only sufficient source for right counseling and that we do not need “professional” help from psychologists. This week we will briefly […]

Scripture’s Sufficiency and Biblical Counseling

By: Joe Whiting

Welcome back to week 24. Last week we briefly examined the goal of biblical counseling and why having the right goal matters. This week we will consider the sufficiency of Scripture in biblical counseling. Are the Scriptures sufficient for biblical counseling or do we need professional help? As believers, what should our position be on […]

The Goal of Biblical Counseling

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Glen Carrie

Welcome back to week 23. Last week we briefly examined the authority the church has over believers and the counseling process which concluded four weeks of ecclesiology. This week we will consider the goal of biblical counseling. When someone comes to us for biblical counseling what is the goal we should have when helping them? […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Ecclesiology, part 4

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Daniel Tseng

Welcome back to week 22. Last week we briefly examined women being ordained as officers of the church. This week we will consider the church’s authority in relation to the life of the believer and biblical counseling. What authority, if any, does the church have over individuals and the counseling process? One day during my […]

Foundations of Biblical Counseling: Ecclesiology, part 3

By: Joe Whiting Photo by Phillip Goldsberry

Welcome back to week 21. In week three of ecclesiology we will briefly examine the role of women in church. What is the biblical teaching on women being ordained as officers of the church? In answering this question, it should be helpful to first define what an ordained officer in the church does. An ordained officer is one […]