Biblical Strategies for Dealing with Anger


Biblical definition of anger. Anger is a God-given emotion of displeasure. It is seen in Scripture as being something felt and expressed by both God and man (ex. God: Ps. 7:11; 78:49; Jesus: Mark 3:5). Anger can be righteous or unrighteous. Even if our anger is righteous, anger is not something we strive to possess [...]

Top 10 Internet Resources for Depression

2015-01-02T15:30:09-06:00Blog, Counseling|

Biblical Counseling Coalition – Depression Articles This site has an excellent list of articles, audio and video resources on the topic of depression. There are several different biblical counselors that wrote these articles, giving a variety of perspective and expertise. Tools and steps are included to help the counselor know where to start and how [...]

Free Counseling Notes Template

2018-08-06T15:09:34-06:00Blog, Counseling|

As a counselor, taking notes is one of the most important parts of my job.   The details shared with me in a counseling session are sensitive and critical, so I want to capture what I can. I also hear a lot of information over the course of many cases, so taking notes helps me keep [...]

Summary of the Seven Keys to “Strategic Pastoral Counseling” by David Benner

2018-08-02T08:23:22-06:00Book Review, Counseling|

Counseling within the church context is full of challenges. Knowing what to offer it to your congregation and the boundaries that should exist within your counseling ministry are not intuitive. I have learned this the hard way, over the last nine years, as I have established two different biblical counseling ministry from the ground up. [...]

The Search for a Biblical View of Counseling (A Helpful Article Review)

2014-09-11T20:52:14-06:00Blog, Counseling|

Dr. David E. Carlson wrote an intriguing article in the mid 70’s that was delivered at the Research in Mental Health and Religions Behavior Conference in 1976. It was title, “Jesus’ Style of Relating: The Search for a Biblical View of Counseling”. His goal for this article was to “Bridge the gap between carrying helping professions [...]

The High Calling of Caring

2014-09-11T23:12:11-06:00Blog, Church, Counseling|

I recently looked up the word, “Shepherd” in the dictionary. This is what I found: shepherd |ˈ sh epərd| |ˈʃɛpərd| |ˈʃɛpəd| noun A person who tends and rears sheep. Figurative a member of the clergy who provides spiritual care and guidance for a congregation. The task we are called to as pastors and elders is [...]

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