During this pandemic, many people are struggling with anxiety, loneliness, or depression—sometimes a heavy mix of all three. How can we help?
You can’t (and you won’t) please everyone. But if you listen, teach, and encourage prayerful conversation, you may find that God uses this opportunity for division to strengthen the unity of your church.
As counselors, we must help our counselees see that because of Christ’s substitutionary atonement they can have relief from guilt and shame, a proper view of forgiveness, and access to the Father.
I rely heavily on the truth of God’s sovereignty in counseling, particularly on those aspects of his sovereignty that intersect with the doctrine of sanctification.
While caring for those who are suffering, many pastors are tempted to feel overwhelmed and under-qualified. If that’s you, pastor, here are five things to remember.
Pornography flourishes under the right conditions—within a broader ecosystem of sins, struggles, and situations. It never operates in isolation.
Pastoral burnout could be defined as the moment or season when a pastor loses the motivation, hope, energy, joy, and focus required to fulfill his work, and these losses center upon the work itself.
We search in vain for a tidy system of sanctification, yet on every page of this short book we witness the process unfold.
How can a single pastor build a constructive counseling ministry in the context of the local church?
When to end counseling is always a judgment call that requires a lot of wisdom. The decision to bring the counseling process to a close is sometimes clear, but often not.
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How can pastors avoid burning out as they compassionately care for their people? Here are thirteen suggestions to consider: You are not the Lord. The most dangerous thing about counseling is thinking you can change people, when it is really only the Lord who transforms hearts. Obviously, you are a means of God’s grace in their life, […]
These authors understand that the proper context for spiritual growth is a local church and not our own individualistic endeavors.