Heaven in Our TroublesBy Jeremy Pierre | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020
Scripture doesn’t describe heaven generically, but specifically, with details meant to grip our hearts in times of trouble.
How Can I Counsel Those with Anxiety, Loneliness, or Depression?By Gunner Gundersen | 05.15.2020
During this pandemic, many people are struggling with anxiety, loneliness, or depression—sometimes a heavy mix of all three. How can we help?
How Can I Help Fearful Members and Dismissive Members Get Along?By Allen Duty | 05.04.2020
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.
Why Penal Substitutionary Atonement Matters for CounselingBy Patti Withers | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019
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.
Calvinism & CounselingBy Patti Withers | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
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.
Five Encouragements for Pastors Intimidated by Biblical CounselingBy Edward T. Welch | 12.17.2018
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.
The Sins Behind the Sin of PornographyBy John Henderson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018
Pornography flourishes under the right conditions—within a broader ecosystem of sins, struggles, and situations. It never operates in isolation.
Discerning the Signs of Pastoral BurnoutBy John Henderson | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018
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.
Book Review: How Does Sanctification Work? by David PowlisonReview by Mike Christ | 06.16.2017
We search in vain for a tidy system of sanctification, yet on every page of this short book we witness the process unfold.
Single Pastors, Biblical Counseling, and the Local ChurchBy Bert Daniel | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Singles | 03.20.2017
How can a single pastor build a constructive counseling ministry in the context of the local church?
When Do You Stop Counseling?By Deepak Reju | 08.20.2015
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.
The Pastor and Counseling—A Conversation with Deepak Reju & Jeremy PierreBy D. Reju, J. Leeman | 06.12.2015
How do we apply the gospel to same-sex attraction? Why does a teenager struggling with self-cutting need to hear about justification by faith alone? How in the world can a biblical doctrine of God help a husband prone to anger?
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Biblical Theology and CounselingBy Michael Emlet | 9Marks Journal: Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church | 08.20.2014
Where are we? Who are we? What’s wrong? What’s the remedy?
How to Show Compassion and Avoid Pastoral BurnoutBy Deepak Reju | 06.12.2014
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 … keep reading…